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Wednesday 12.12.12 - Mara Kaye leads grip-tight brass and a hot-house stride Piano.. 9pm - Steve Sasso at 8pm



Mara Kaye leads grip-tight brass and a hot-house stride Piano.  Slip behind the grind to some raunchy, prohibition-era blues.

“Ms. Kaye’s voice bears a resemblance to Mamie Smith or Sippie Wallace, though with slower tempi, hers is a more introverted style, to which she adds a Betty-Boop-like coy, knowing coquetterie, and a subtlety not apparent on the original records.” -- Seth Gilman, New York City Music Culture Journalist, Examiner.com

"Mara Kaye belted out "Sugar In My Bowl” and "Any Kind of Man" and slunk her way through "Baby Won't You Please Come Home".  She had a strong and very anachronistic voice that perfectly fit the music. She's definitely someone I'll watch for around her native Brooklyn.” -- Jason Crane, The Jazz Session