Warwick Summer Concert Series to feature ‘Cabaret Under the Stars'

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:15

    WARWICK-The Village of Warwick Summer Concert Series will present "Cabaret Under the Stars" starring Jeanne Marie Lowell and Jeremy Wall on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Stanley-Demming Park on South Street in Warwick. The program will feature a mix of pop and jazz standards and Broadway classics. Jeanne-Marie Lowell of Highland Mills N.Y. began her singing career in musical theater and opera performing many leading roles. She is frequently a soloist in New York and New Jersey and has performed at Alice Tully Hall. She was prize-winner in the 1979 National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. Lowell has appeared as soloist with the Bergen Youth Orchestra and the North Jersey Symphony, was featured soloist in the "Good News Concert" at the World Trade Center and in 1995 sang for the mass celebrated in Central Park by Pope John Paul II. In 1997 she sang in the world premiere of the native French version of Cherubini's opera "Medee" at Lincoln Center. The CD was released on the Newport Classics label. In recent years Jeanne has performed several programs combining classical and popular musical styles. In recent years she has done several programs for the Festival of the Arts in South Nyack, NY. Lowell has been the soprano soloist at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Tuxedo Park, and is currently leader of song in St. Mary's Church in Closter, N.J. and Sacred Heart Church in Suffem, N.Y. She works as a free-lance soloist and her voice is often heard on radio and T.V. Jeremy Wall of Suffern, N.Y., was one of the original creators of Spyro Gyra, Billboard's #1 Jazz group of the 1980's and has appeared on all 18 of their records in various roles as composer, producer, arranger and keyboardist. He was staff arranger for CTI Records, the granddaddy of all jazz iusion labels, for three years. He has been in demand as producer, arranger and keyboardist on top album projects in the jazz, pop, and classical fields since 1978. With over 60 of his compositions released on records and CDs, he ranks as one of the premier composers in contemporary jazz. Most importantly, his own two solo releases "Cool Running" and "Stepping To The New World" were chart topping NAC radio hits in recent years. The success of Spyro Gyra is well known. The "Morning Dance" album, nearing 2 million units sold, was paced by Jeremy's four compositions. Of the four videos released by the group, two were based on his tunes. His composition "Shakedown" received a 1987 Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental. In all, 38 of Wall's creations have appeared on the 6 million units the group has sold over the years. He has also produced seven highly acclaimed crossover records with Richard Stoltzman, the premier classical clarinetist in the world. The album, "Begin Sweet World", was cited by Stereo Review as the top classical crossover record of the year. More recently, both of Wall's solo records enjoyed lengthy stays in the top ten NAC list in R'nR. "Cool Running" was selected by WQCD as one of the top 50 jazz albums of 1992.