Melissa Errico: A Noir Romance
February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The sound of a lonely saxophone, the melancholy patter of midnight rain, the velvet black of a city at night, and a chanteuse in a strapless gown…there’s one word for it: Noir.
This Valentine’s week, Melissa Errico returns to Birdland with a seductive suite of Noir songs inspired by her album “Out Of The Dark.” From “Angel Eyes” to “The Man That Got Away,” celebrate with Melissa the sexy, swinging music of voluptuous fatalism & doomed love, of smoky nightclubs & half-lit hotel rooms— “A Noir Romance” luxuriates in the darkness the reminds us of the light that love can bring.
With her trademark sexy smarts , Errico will be a Valentine’s femme fatale, feeling her way through a night-lit world of uncertainty and mischief with a sound that came to life in American movies of the forties, passed on to the world as a permanent emotional field.
Features classic standards (including Harold Arlen, David Raksin, Harry Warren, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Legrand and Sondheim) & new songs written especially for her by David Shire, Peter Foley and Adam Guettel.
“Melissa Errico’s new album, Out of the Dark: The Film Noir Project gives us noir music the way we imagine it” – The Wall Street Journal
“She takes us inside and then out of her romantic hallucinations, breathing as she breathes, seeing what she sees, feeling what she feels. The seductive album of the season!” – The Wall Street Journal
“The songstress and actress Melissa Errico delivered bewitching pleasures, and the audience drank her in. In the spirit of women such as Lauren Bacall, and oozing Jessica Rabbit, Errico has full command singing jazz and the blues, but bringing the light.” – The American Magazine
“An evening of sublime musical pleasure and treasures. There’s hardly a more intelligent and skilled interpreter of the Great American Songbook.” – Mark Shenton
“75 minutes of exemplary musical storytelling…there can be no doubt that Out of the Dark: The Film Noir Project will be booked into every cabaret, concert, and club venue around the world…with Out of the Dark, Melissa Errico has reached new heights.” – BroadwayWorld
Tedd Firth Quintet, featuring Russ Malone on guitar.
Special guests nightly TBA.