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THU | Marty Elkins

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Early Set | Jazz Quartet

5:30 – 8:30: Marty Elkins

Marty Elkins is the most effective purveyor of 1920s and ’30s swing vocals recording today…. As long as the American Songbook exists, Marty Elkins need be there to interpret it for us. Marty Elkins hails from Jersey City, New Jersey. Marty moved to New York in the early eighties and began playing clubs like Jimmy Ryan’s and Eddie Condon’s, singing with Max Kaminsky’s band, Spanky Davis’s “Jimmy Ryan All Stars” at the Cat Club, Cousin’s in Brooklyn with Tardo Hammer & Lee Hudson, and even the Savoy Lounge in midtown Manhattan (with a young organ trio – Adam Scone, Coleman Mellett and Craig Wuepper). Later on she joined the vocal group, “The Sweethots” who performed with the Stan Rubin Band and the Cab Calloway Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Calloway Brooks…. Today she sings at the renowned jazz spots Smalls, Mezzrow and the 55 Bar….

Nagel-Heyer records got her international attention, with “Fuse Blues,” the critically acclaimed debut album and “In Another Life” – a duo effort with Dave McKenna.

“Marty Elkins runs her own voodoo down.  It will remind you of no one else out there.  Her voice is always doing those things a jazz singer will do.  Marty Elkins is a jazz singer…”
Stanley Crouch, liner notes on Fuse Blues (Nagel-Heyer Records)

Marty has now established her own record label, Elktone – which is distributed by Jazzheads. Her most-recent titles are “Walkin’ By The River,” “Fat Daddy” (which was on two best of 2018 lists with Cadence Magazine and Syncopated Times), and her newest project “‘Tis Autumn.”
full bio at https://www.martyelkins.com/bio


June 13
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Swing 46
349 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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