Sun, April 14th

Sanda Weigl Live

gypsy jazz TICKETS

Doors 7:30pm
Show 8pm
Advance Price $10
Door Price $15
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

 


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Romanian born singing-sensation Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, cabaret and jazz, reflecting her own life story in every moment of her performance. As outspoken politically as she is uncompromising musically, Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of Team 4, East Germany’s most popular rock band of the 1960s. After publicly denouncing communism and Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was banned from performing and sentenced to two years in an East Berlin prison; then, expelled to the West where she was free to continue crafting her art.

 

Since relocating to New York in the early nineties, Sanda has performed her singular interpretations to critical acclaim throughout the United States, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Austria, Israel, Sweden and many other countries int he world and an especially triumphant series of concerts in her native Romania.

Tonight she's joined by  the violonist virtuoso Jake Shulman-Ment, Peter Stan on accordion, Branco Brinarsky on bass and Larry Eagle on drums.


 "Sanda grew up in Romania enjoying the music she heard on the streets.... she has a marvelous voice and has been recognized for her talent in Europe and the US. "Gypsy in a tree" features Sanda singing urban gypsy music. It is mostly doinas and horas, love and drinking songs...The focal point is Sanda's voice. It is beautiful in any language."

D. Oscar  Groomes

O's Place Jazz Magazine


"With a voice distilled from a heavenly choir, her delicious contralto quivers with fortuitous tremolo as she conjures visions of the beautiful and the damned. History and life is so real, it is almost touch sensitive; the hot breath of her phrases and lines of pain are so shrill they pierce the heart like a million darts. Sanda's vocal gymnastics are as deep as the soul, and yet burn like tears streaming down cheeks, taut and afire with hurt."

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