Orleans Ninth Ward chanteuse Linnzi Zaorski is a familiar and beguiling sight,
holding down the stage anywhere cocktails are served. Ms. Zaorski is the kind
of artist that you find standing in front of a 1940s style microphone, in a
long flowing black gown, gardenia in her hair, and lighted so gently as to only
see two pair of fire red lips belt out the tunes of Duke Ellington, George and
Ira Gershwin, and Johnny Mercer to a smoke filled cabaret. She is an
exceptional torch singer that appears to be a cross between Cyndi Lauper and
Betty Boop. With a gardenia tucked into her platinum locks, it's hard to
separate her live appeal from the supper-club set dressing aspect. Live, she
turns a barroom into a speakeasy with a wink and a whisper.
In the broad field of New Orleans Jazz artists she is an extreme breath of fresh air, a unique musical commodity. Sweet and a little spicy, Zaorski adds a kick to a familiar recipe, but for the full effect, catch her after dark with a drink in your hand.