"...She may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today..." 
The New York Times

Marlene VerPlanck

 

Marlene Returns from the UK!

Dear Friends:
Just got back from the month long tour of the UK. Every night was perfect! Wonderful musicians and superb audiences...could not be better!
Here are the latest reviews for the new CD, The Mood I'm In.

Very exciting for me...I hope you'll join me at Birdland, Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m. to hear this CD LIVE!

*** Downbeat Magazine April, 2016 5 stars ***
*** Jazz Journal Int'l March 2016 5 stars ***

"The Mood I'm In", Marlene with the best of the British: John Pearce, Paul Morgan, Bobby Worth, Mark Nightingale and Andy Panayi. Below are excerpts from the world wide reviews, USA, UK, Italy, Russia, etc.

"Another artist not to miss at Birdland is the sublime jazz singer Marlene VerPlanck. Judging from her new album, “The Mood I’m In,” the lady has discovered the Fountain of Youth. Though her first album was released in 1955, her singing could pass for that of a woman in her 20s. Her tone is firm and she still hits some awesome high notes." -- Barry Bassis, Epoch Times
Read entire review here. (Scroll down to find it.)

"Marlene swings the high notes here, ... one of the finest small ensembles you've ever recorded with" -- Marc Myers, Wall St Journal and Jazz Wax

"A wildly winning set throughout,this is a master class on jazz vocal that you better show up on time for" -- Chris Spector
Read entire review here.

"The voice as bell-like clear and her brisk, no-nonsense but jazzy approach characterized as refreshing and ever-youthful. But facts are facts and the long-revealed truth, like her sound, remains as clear as that inevitably conjured-up bell." -- Rob Lester, Talkin' Broadway

It's real jazz by a true master, and in addition - a magnificent and unique example of an active creative longevity. Bravo, Marlene! -- Leonid Auskern (from Russia)
Read entire review here.

"She confirmed, she is a very valuable singer who acts as a consummate storyteller...there is thanks to the total empathy with British musicians." -- Vittorio Lo Conte (Italy)
Read entire review here.

"Marlene VerPlanck remains at the top of her field"... -- papatamus, January, Cadence Magazine

"Marlene VerPlanck keeps acquiring superlatives in reviews of her albums and performances, and The Mood I'm In, shows exactly why!" -- Joe Lang, NJJS

"...elegant compilation of standards, familiar an neglected" -- Alix Cohen, Cabaret Scenes

"Congrats! THE MOOD I'M IN is top notch" --
Elliott Eames WVOX AM 1460 & worldwide WVOX.COM

Note these dates:
Thursday, May 5, Birdland, NYC
Saturday, May 21, Trumpets, Montclair, NJ

 

 

Marlene's Latest CD "The Mood I'm In is now available!

Please visit the discography page for details!

 

See Marlene on YouTube!

Check out several videos of her performances here.



This site last updated April 20 2016