Mary Stallings

Friday, March 29, 2024

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*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows Mary Stallings – vocals Emmet Cohen – piano Phillip Norris – bass Joe Farnsworth – drums “One of the most accomplished jazz singers of her generation.” – Downbeat Mary Stallings, a consummate vocalist and performer, returns to SMOKE backed by the unbeatable trio of pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Phillip Norris, and drummer Joe Farnsworth. The New York Times describes Stallings as “polished, self-possessed and close to the ground, with blues and gospel language on simmer. And she’s a wizard of the long tone, which she uses to laser into deep emotional zones; she leaves brackets of silence, and phrases with microscopic care.” And, The Wall Street Journal adds that she is “our greatest living link to the late, great (Carmen) McRae.”