Can Debra Mann & Joni Mitchell make the sun shine?

 Tribute to Joni by the Debra Mann Trio – Barrington, RI – Oct 2

Barrington Library :October 2, 2011 @ 2 PM / 281 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806 (401)247-1920The Debra Mann Trio blends Joni Mitchell’s incomparable words and music with a sparkling jazz touch. Enjoy “The Circle Game,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Woodstock,” “Both Sides Now,” “Blue,” and more. The Trio features Debra Mann on piano and vocals, Dave Zinno on acoustic bass, and Steve Langone on drums.The Debra Mann Trio is a featured act at clubs and festivals throughout New England. Their annual tribute to Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim sells out every year. Debra Mann has been a guest vocalist with the Boston Pops Orchestra and The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences placed Debra Mann on the Official Ballot for the 2010 Grammy Awards in the following categories: Record of the Year (‘Autumn’), Album of the Year (‘Home’), Song of the Year (‘Heart of Love’), Best Pop Vocal Album (‘Home’), and Best Improvised Jazz Solo (‘Autumn’).-

Well, all I can say is it was grey and rainy when I walked in and sunny an hour later when I left! So apparently, YES, the duo do indeed make the sun shine! Debras Tribute to Joni was AWESOME. Songs I had forgotten all about, songs I had never heard and that amazing voice of Debra Mann. My life, this blog, and all the stuff we all do keeps me pretty busy, so when I venture out and give up a whole afternoon you can be sure I have to be clear that will be worth it. When Debra plays- it is!  The extra bonus was that Barrington RI Library was also a very pleasant surprise. I knew Barrington was a charming town on the waters of RI but I didn’t know that the library auditorium was FAB. Topping it all off, the crowd was great as well as plentiful, and I found out later that she is actually thinking of making a CD of this body of work, i.e the Joni Mitchell Tribute!
If you missed this – you have another shot at hearing a similar afternoon in November.
If you can make it I would highly recommend it.
When: Sunday, November 6, 2011
Where: Warwick Public Library —
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI (401) 739-54401
At 2 PM.
This song Autumn is not a Joni song but it gives a quick sound sample  of Debra
D.Mann- Autumn sound sample  (click to hear) and her music.