September 14, 2013
Sherri Roberts and Bliss Rodriguez bring both heart and soul to their exploration of piano and vocal performance. This concert features repertoire from the recent recording, Lovely Days, which critic Andrew Gilbert called an “emotionally incisive celebration of the American Songbook’s infrequently turned back pages.” With arrangements that are expansive in expression, reflecting the deep connection between singer and pianist, Sherri and Bliss breathe new life into the duo format.
“Stylistically, Roberts bears a significant resemblance to gin ’n’ satin seductress Julie London. But where London’s voice was distant as a winter moon, Roberts’ is all dappled sunshine… shimmering delicacy… Enchanting.”
— Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes
“Rodriguez proves to be the most gracious and effective accompanist of recent memory.”
— C.Michael Bailey, All About Jazz