Marguerite Mariama : Wild Women Never Get The Blues: Well

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Sell date: 11/2006
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R E V I E W S/C O M M EN T S Marguerite Mariama knows what she's talking and singing about she's one of the most exciting blues belters on the scene she's equally comfortable with a moody ballad boasts an enviable range with confident intonation to display her straightahead jazz chops and her infectious sense of musical humor. Harvey Siders, JazzTimes Marguerite Mariama's first recording is a smashing success right from the opening gate. Her gifted and versatile voice coupled with a wonderful array of songs, serves notice that this is a talent to follow. ? Eric Frazier, Jazz Improv Her sultry timbre lined with bluesy intonations immediately demands attention She swings effortlessly her sincerity is ever present as a warm sensitivity drawing you into the heart of each song. She turns songs into life experiences. ? Ron Scott, New York Amsterdam News Her voice greets you like a hug from a longtime friend. Take this one home to mama. ? Rahsaan Clark Morris, Creativity Magazine, Chicago The first thing that stops you in your tracks is the great jazz vibrato jazz singer, actor, educator, & choreographer Marguerite Mariama contains. This is a jazz singer we must immediately reckon with. Marguerite is a singer's singer with the concept, chops & vocalese and an intuitive gift for melodic maturity. Also, she possesses a loose & innate delivery achieving a soft, warm tone. ? George W. Carroll, Musicians' Ombudsman Outstanding Vocal Artistry: ? Wonderful compilation of material, beautifully produced, elegant vocal style with tremendous artistic and technical command of the voice. Collaborations with top jazz artists a highlight. A vibrant, energizing, classy musical experience -- rivaling any 'famous name' artists. Buy this record! ? Lisa Johnson, Dean - Mannes College of Music Wow! What a Talent! ? Marguerite Mariama is beautiful, bright, communicative, and possesses one of the most richly beautiful voices coupled with an instinctive sense of rhythm and phrasing. She not only sings her songs, she interprets them and embellishes them with the quality of the best of jazz vocalists. Pay attention here, music lovers. Marguerite Mariama is a brilliant talent and this CD is one of the best vocal jazz albums in years! ? Grady Harp, Amazon Marguerite's vocal sound is rich and warm and she embraces her material with a measure of confidence rare in newcomers...Clearly, this is a singer to look out for in the future. ? Bruce Crowthers, Online Music Critic P E R F O R M A N C E B I O Marguerite Mariama The woman Marguerite Mariama began singing and dancing as a 2 year old in the middle of her grandmother, Marguerite's living room, in Chicago. Precocious and passionate, she was always called upon to regale relatives in the windy city and Thomaston, Georgia, where she spent every summer of her childhood, occasionally performing in her great aunt's cafe or juke joint. Young Marguerite sang the jazz, blues and gospel she heard in her home. One of her favorite singers was Mahalia Jackson, Thomas A. Dorsey's protege. Years later she would be trained and mentored by Dr. Lena McLin, Dorsey's niece. She also stood out in her dance classes. Later, as an honors high school student, she continued her dance training, played French horn in the band, and led the first alto section of the choir, directed by Dr. McLin. As a college student she majored in sociology, minored in black studies and co-founded an African/modern dance company - MUWARA DADA. The young dancers studied under the guidance of Katherine Dunham in East St. Louis, who, at the time, sponsored African dancers from the continent to teach in her center. Sitting at Katherine's feet was awesome, she reminded us of our social responsibilities as young artists. ? Traveling around the Midwest, the group used dance as a means of social commentary accompanied by African drums and the music of artists such as Nina Simone. Marguerite graduated from Southern Illinois University with a graduate degree and headed to New York where she studied and performed with former Dunham dancers, Livinia Will

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