"...She may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today..."
The New York Times
Back from the UK!
Ready and raring to go!
See you at Cafe Noctombulo @ Pangea Restaurant
Friday, April 17. Two shows, 7 and 9 p.m.
Reservations a must! 212-995-0900. Delicious food!
178 2nd Ave., between 11th & 12th streets.
Take a look at the beautiful room: here.
Latest UK Rave!
The delightful, charming and wonderfully talented Marlene Verplanck made her Annual visit to the United Kingdom this month, and stopped off during her busy 18 date tour schedule to play at The Collection Cafe/Bar in Danes Terrace, last Friday to perform for Lincoln's Jazzpac, and what a triumph the evening was for all of us. Like opening a tin of your favourite chocolates on Christmas morning, this very experienced singer had us all wanting her to open our much loved 'Quality' confectionary song and perform it in her own unique, effortless way.
Her voice, timing, choice of songs, and delivery were immaculate, as one would expect from someone who has spent a lifetime working in the music industry with the likes of Tommy Dorsey, Mel Torme, Perry Como, and as one of the backing singers on Sinatra's 1980 recording Trilogy with arrangements by Don Costa, Billy May, and Gordon Jenkins. Her oeuvre has centred on Big Band Jazz, and she made her debut solo album in 1955 to critical acclaim. Her choice of numbers to reflect her career was pure quality, as she included many rare gems from The Great American Songbook, along with show numbers from the pens of Lerner & Lowe and Stephen Sondheim. -- John Toogood, Radio Lincolnshire, March 21, 2015
Read entire review.
Raves for I Give Up, I'm in Love
"Marlene VerPlanck is truly an incredible singer. And not only that, she has just given us an incredible album, "I Give Up, I'm In Love". When it comes to her choice of songs and the way she sings them, there's nobody better." -- Johnny Mandel
"I love your voice, taste and choice of songs! You have probably rescued more great songs than anyone else I can think of. Know that I adore you personally and professionally."
With love -
"Never dated and always an inspiration, Marlene Ver Planck is a clarion call for taste, savvy and pristine vocal purity in a disintegrating morass of declining musical values. Polished and beautiful to listen to, she is always full of surprises and lives up to her high standards with finger-snapping panache. She is something of a marvel." --Rex Reed
“I Give Up, I’m In Love” is a solid piece of work, with an eclectic choice of standards and would-be standards..." -- Doug Boynton, Girlsingers.org
"A world class vocalist, with world class musicians." -- Frank Wilner, Voices in Jazz
" VerPlanck does a fabulous job of selecting superb songs that are either new, undeservedly neglected or standards that are not overdone. She is in fine voice." -- Joe Lang, New Jersey Jazz Magazine
Billy's Scholarship Fund Update
Scholarship Fund Concert Sunday, November 9, 4 p.m.
Marlene meets Scott Robinson and the saxes at William Paterson University, Wayne NJ
Reserve now! email@example.com or 973-720-2371
For more on the scholarship fund, visit Billy's Page.
See Marlene on YouTube!
Check out several videos of her performances here.
This site last updated April 24, 2015