jazz singer & cautionary tale, on the island of misfit toys
YOU'RE THROWING A CAN’T-MISS DINNER PARTY, OR BOOKING A LOVELY ROOM AT YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT...
…the dress is retro chic; with a backdrop of jazz interpretations of the songs of the Gershwin Brothers, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington. Standards, blues, torch songs - waltzes, swing, foxtrots, rumbas,& tangos - are arranged to complement the room, the cocktails, the view and, most of all, the company.
Or maybe it's an informal gathering, with good beer and better BBQ accompanied by the songs of Joni, Patsy, Willie, JT, Hank Sr., Emmy Lou & Dolly. Modern re-imaginings of these classics settle comfortably alongside beloved standards, all heard through a prism of blues, California folk and classic country. The deal is that ours is music for quality time. We're for eating and drinking, for talking and laughing, and for spending time with friends. The American Songbook, those vintage tunes that linger on the terrace 'til dawn, pair with your menu as perfectly as your wine list.
“Never far from her Kansas City roots and the blues that far less perfect voices sang in that city before and through the Second World War, Kathryn Allyn brings a smoky velvet alto that is natural, warm and unforced, to gracefully modern interpretations of the fine, never-forgotten tunes of that era. In an era that’s forgotten the fun of the double-entendre, she’s subtle and sexy and musical all at once.” — John Yohalem, ParterreBox