Linnzi Zaorski / The Ramblers
Show DescriptionNew 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.
A "rootsy and soulful" (Time Out, London), bluesy rock n’ roll band from Brooklyn, The Ramblers are John Embree, Caz Ishijima, and Jeremiah Birnbaum, with David Immerglück (Counting Crows, John Hiatt) and Mark Marshall on additional electric guitar. The band’s members hale from such New Jersey, Arkansas and Saitama, Japan. Their new album is set to be released in Spring 2008, recorded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at Monkeyboy Studios with engineer/producer Brian Fulk (Martha & Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Willie Nile, Marc Ribot), featuring the guitar work of David Immerglück and Mark Marshall. Appearances have included many independent clubs/venues and major festivals, including the Midwest Music Summit (Indianapolis), MidPoint Music Festival (Cincinnati), and the Dewey Beach Music Festival (Delaware).