Monday Off, a Vocal Jazz Group With Stage Ties, Sings in NYC Dec. 4

News   Monday Off, a Vocal Jazz Group With Stage Ties, Sings in NYC Dec. 4 Monday Off, the jazz vocal quartet that reinvents American pop standards and show tunes, will celebrate the release of their new self-titled CD at The Jazz Standard in Manhattan Dec. 4.

The 7:30 and 9:30 PM sets will boast tunes heard on "Monday Off," the follow-up to their debut album. Expect songs from the Broadway stage, vocalese with original lyrics and jazz favorites. Track listings are "I've Got the World on a String," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Blackbird," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "Li'l Darlin'," "Cute," "Meet Me in St. Louis," Louis," "Whirly Bird," "Five O'Clock Whistle," "So Danco Samba," "Almost Like Being In Love," and "If I Only Had a Brain." The disc was officially released Nov. 28.

Joining Monday Off (Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, Richard Roland and Raymond Sage) will be Michael Cabe on piano, Mark Lau on bass and Ernesto Cervini on drums. Also joining Monday Off will be special guest Joel Frahm on saxophones.

The group "has strong backgrounds in jazz and musical theatre and derived the name of the group from theatre's traditional night off: Monday," according to notes.

The group originally formed while touring together in the Broadway musical Titanic in 1999.

Monday Off has appeared at Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, The C-Note, in addition to their performances in larger concert halls across the country including Carnegie Hall with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops. Monday Off recently made its television debut on ABC World News Now performing Christmas tunes from their 2001 debut album with Bucky Pizzarelli. To find out more about Monday Off, visit www.mondayoff.org. The site contains a more detailed history of the group as well as photos and sound clips.

The Jazz Standard is at 116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016. Cover charge is $15. For reservations, call (212) 576-2232.