Duo Libra Presents: The Many Moods of Carmen McRae
May 5, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm$20.00 - $30.00
Jazz Standards, Jazz-Infused Pop, Soul
Carmen McRae sang songs that reflected life at its most classic, comedic, ironic and obscure moments. Join Duo Libra as they share their experiences of love, loss and life as they explore the songbook of this legendary vocalist.
Marcya Daneille vocals
Kristin Sponcia piano
Duo Libra was formed in Milwaukee, WI after a chance meeting at the show of a mutual friend, when vocalist Marcya Daneille and pianist Kristin Sponcia discovered that they shared a penchant for classic jazz standards, soul and sophisto-pop. An accomplished vocalist, composer and arranger of vocal jazz, Kristin became a member of the esteemed Phil Matson Singers and performed with them at Carnegie Hall. Kristin also enjoyed a long-term residency in China with her jazz duo. In New York, Marcya performed at several venues including the Miller Theater, Apollo Theater, Rose Hall (Jazz at Lincoln Center) and Alice Tully Hall. Marcya’s debut CD “Keeping it Simple” was recorded at the historic Nola Recording Studio and features performances by pianist Aaron Diehl and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. Marcya has also performed in Italy and England.