THE BLOSSOM DEARIE PROJECT

Sharon Sable & Joe Holt

The Blossom Dearie Project

With a career spanning six decades, Blossom Dearie’s recordings are still delighting a loyal following of music lovers and fellow musicians. Bill Evans, Annie Ross, John Lennon and Miles Davis were just some of her fans. The combination of her unpretentious vocal delivery and remarkably tasteful piano accompaniment made her music ethereal, understated, impressive and bold, all at the same time. Blossom Dearie performed in a variety of places from the small Jazz clubs and cabarets of Paris, London and NYC, to concert audiences at Carnegie Hall. She recorded many songs of the Great American Songbook (including the lesser known gems), was one of the voices of the Grammy nominated “Schoolhouse Rock” album, and went on write and record original material with many artists such as Johnny Mercer, Michel Legrand and Sting.

Vocalist Sharon Sable and pianist Joe Holt, along with bassist Amy Shook, will honor the unique voice, extraordinary piano accompaniment and remarkable repertoire and career of this beloved jazz icon, Blossom Dearie.

 

COMING SOON !!

"Once Upon a Summertime, the Music of Blossom Dearie" 
New Album Release date !
More details TBA!!!


In late Summer '21, we headed to Morningstar studios (in East Norriton, PA) to begin working on our album. 
Stay tuned and stay in touch... we can't wait to share it with you!

Joe Holt is a luminary pianist known for his imaginative, whimsical improvisations, as well as being a sensitive accompanist and collaborator. Joe is best described not with a stylistic label but by his engaging improvisational performances; in and for the moment, creating a space for all in the audience to join him. Jazz fans will appreciate Joe, but so will those for whom "jazz" may not be so appealing.   

Joe Holt is a luminary pianist known for his imaginative, whimsical improvisations, as well as being a sensitive accompanist and collaborator. Joe is best described not with a stylistic label but by his engaging improvisational performances; in and for the moment, creating a space for all in the audience to join him. Jazz fans will appreciate Joe, but so will those for whom "jazz" may not be so appealing.   

 Sharon Sable is one of the region’s most beloved interpreters of song. The award winning vocalist’s musical journey has taken her from recording with international pop stars such as Pink, to performing regularly with the region’s finest jazz musicians, and even recently sharing the stage with the legendary Stevie Wonder at an impromptu performance in Philadelphia, PA. Though Dearie’s singing was one of a kind, Sharon’s delivery is reminiscent of Blossom’s sincere, witty and exquisite vocal prowess. 

Sharon Sable is one of the region’s most beloved interpreters of song. The award winning vocalist’s musical journey has taken her from recording with international pop stars such as Pink, to performing regularly with the region’s finest jazz musicians, and even recently sharing the stage with the legendary Stevie Wonder at an impromptu performance in Philadelphia, PA. Though Dearie’s singing was one of a kind, Sharon’s delivery is reminiscent of Blossom’s sincere, witty and exquisite vocal prowess. 

Amy Shook is one of the most in-demand acoustic bassists in the mid-Atlantic, coveted for her huge sound and infectious, driving groove. Amy has performed with Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Kurt Elling, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, to name a few. Amy has graced many stages around the world, including two performances at the White House in 2009 by special invitation.

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Sep2

The Music of Billy Burger

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Mainstay Music Hall , 5753 Main St., Rock Hall

This is an especially unique and poignant "First Friday with Joe Holt", highlighting the music and legacy of Billy Penn Burger; a much loved regional (DE/PA) musician and songwriter. Billy's music remains deeply special to all who hear it. Joe (keyboard) will be joined by Billy Penn Burger band alumni Steve Prentice (piano) and Nick Bucci (guitar), along with Keli Vale and Sharon Sable (vocals), and Ray Anthony (drums). This rocking band will perform Billy's originals along with covers (Van Morrison, Pete Seeger, and more) from the original band repertoire. Join us for the songs of a musician who captured the vibe of an era when rock and soul merged — an era when solid guitar licks, cascading keyboards, heart-felt horns and sincere vocals came together to produce memorable tunes.

$20

Jun1

Excited to be performing Blossom Dearie's songbook at Nassau Valley Vineyards with our special quartet featuring Steve Abshire on guitar and Tom Baldwin on bass.

Doors open at 5:30pm for the bar...featuring a fabulous selection of Nassau Valley Vineyards Wines, Local Craft Libations & a full dinner menu of culinary creations by Chef Joe Brett, of Olde Shoal Catering. Joe Brett is creating a custom “1st Wednesdays at The Winery” Á la Carte Menu that will offer awesome appetizers, a signature salad, two entrees and a dessert.

$25

May6

"Peggy Lee, Meet Blossom Dearie" Beth McDonald and Sharon Sable join me to pay tribute to artists that have inspired them in their own careers - Peggy Lee and Blossom Dearie - 2 captivating voices that crossed genres, barriers and generations, each in their own unique way. More info to come

Dec13

Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt, Sharon Sable and E. Shawn Qaissaunee

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Mainstay Music Hall , 5753 Main St., Rock Hall

Mainstay Music Hall is is increasingly proving to be one of the best places to see a concert in all of the Mid-Atlantic. The 125 seat room is cozy, quirky, and intimate, and offers a near perfect listening experience without a bad seat in the house. Sharon, E. Shawn and Joe will weave their musical worlds in collaborative performance.

Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00.

$12

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