With Pianist John DiMartino and Bassist Marcos Varela
The Zinc Bar
Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm for one set
82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village, NYC
Singer, composer and jazz legend Kim Kalesti has a long-standing reputation for her beautiful vocal tone, fine phrasing and intelligent storytelling. A young Kim Kalesti captured the attention of New York City’s jazz scene in the early 1980’s. Her list of accomplishments would blossom even more from recording and performing in clubs and Jazz festivals with jazz greats including Kenny Barron, Eddie Gomez, Joe Williams, Dave Leibman and Clark Terry, to name a few. Now in the prime of her memorable career she has been invited to perform for and with Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Billy Eckstine, Carmen McCrae, Jack Jones and George Clinton. There is something magical about listening to a seasoned performer such as Kim Kalesti, who has dedicated her life to her artistry.
Kim Kalesti, accompanied by Pianist John DiMartino and Bassist Marcos Varela will work her musical magic at the famous New York Jazz Club, The Zinc Bar, on Wednesday March 21st at 7pm.
On the New York scene Grammy Nominated pianist and arranger John Di Martino has established a reputation as an adaptable, respected straight-ahead jazz player, a sensitive and sought-after accompanist of singers, and a brilliant Latin jazz keyboard artist.
Bassist Marcos Varela at 18 was recognized by the Houston jazz scene as one of the top honorees of the NFAA International Jazz award, IAJE Clifford Brown / Stan Getz All- Star and later a member of the Prestigious Kennedy Centers Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program. A graduate of New School University on scholarship, Varela quickly established himself as an important part of the New York and World music scene.
“Kimistry and The Living Museum”