Fri, March 1st

Teri Roiger Sings the Music of Abbey Lincoln


Doors 9:00pm
Show 9:30pm
Advance Price $10
Door Price $15
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Teri Roiger

sings the music of ABBEY LINCOLN

Teri Roiger

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TERI ROIGER is celebrating the release of her new CD DEAR ABBEY: THE MUSIC OF ABBEY LINCOLN released on Greg Osby’s INNER CIRCLE MUSIC label in September 2012. Abbey’s music has had a profound influence on Teri’s life as a musician, singer, songwriter, lyricist and pianist.

Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor of the New York City Jazz Record, chose DEAR ABBEY as a favorite vocal release on the Jazz Journalists Association’s BEST OF list, and it is featured as one of the five best tribute releases of 2012 in NYC Jazz Record’s January 2013 issue.

December 9, 2012: A guest on WBGO’s Singer’s Unlimited with Michael Bourne:

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“To hear Teri Roiger is to experience that peculiarly beautiful combination of improvisation, tone, feeling, and phrasing that are distinct elements of jazz freedom. She is made for those who still understand the meaning of the term the real thing." STANLEY CROUCH (Writer & Cultural Critic) one night hearing Teri at 55 Bar, NYC

Marc Myers waxes most poetic about Teri’s new release DEAR ABBEY on his blog : “On Dear Abbey: The Music of Abbey Lincoln, Roiger delivers a joyous, deeply felt vocal tribute that gives Lincoln's material fresh consideration…a vocalist who wraps Lincoln's complex songs around her finger."

“On Dear Abbey, Roiger proves that Music Is the Magic, not by specifically channeling Abbey Lincoln but by retelling Abbey’s stories in a voice heavily tinged with the blues, not only of Abbey and Billie, but flowing back to the headwaters of Bessie Smith. Teri Roiger brings just enough of her personal signature to make these stories her own, while bringing just enough of Abbey to leave no doubt as to the nature of the guiding spirit…soul messenger. Andrea Canter,

“The very fine singer Teri Roiger is one of the few who truly comprehended what Abbey Lincoln did with time, timbre, and phrasing. Most importantly, she is not what they call a clone. Teri absorbed everything into her own individuality, can actually swing hard, sing impressive ballads, and emote the invincible and real feeling of jazz.” Stanley Crouch, author & art critic


“When Teri Roiger sang THROW IT AWAY, one of the songs on her Abbey Lincoln tribute album, DEAR ABBEY, I felt like I was in the presence of a master channeling a master. The relaxed, expressive, syncopated ease and flow of Teri's approach to jazz singing is rooted in voice as instrument-in-the-band. There was a moment in and around the song THE MUSIC IS THE MAGIC when I felt Teri’s phrasing was the deepest I've heard of any singer, in a long time. I had the realization in that same moment that her mastery is of an era of singers who can only sing that way if they've lived through a life of jazz as she has. Yet, the sound is also at the core of everything that is fresh and good, now.” Katie Bull, NYC Jazz Record, on listening to the first set at DIZZY’S September 3, 2012

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