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The Metropolitan Room
New York, NY
Fri, September 28, 2012
DONN TRENNER RETURNS TO NYC AFTER 25 YEARS!
WITH JAZZ VOCALIST SHAYNEE RAINBOLT
4 - FRIDAYS IN SEPTEMBER 9/7, 14, 21,28
The Emmy-nominated musical director, conductor, arranger and jazz pianist Donn Trenner, in his first New York major engagement in 25 years, collaborates with the MAC and Bistro Award-winning jazz vocalist Shaynee Rainbolt on four Fridays in September beginging Friday September 7. Their exclusive four-show engagement – the premiere of “Two for the Road” -- plays the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, Fridays September 7, 14, 21, and 28, all at 9:30pm.
A bebop pianist of distinction Trenner played with the likes of Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus, and Ben Webster, appearing on over 100 jazz albums from 1950 onward. A leading musical director, Trenner appeared nightly on the famed Steve Allen Show, leading the Donn Trenner Orchestra. He was also Ann-Margret’s musical director for 18 years, and he worked extensively touring with Shirley MacLaine, which led to an Emmy nomination for music direction, arranging and conducting the television special, Gypsy In My Soul. As musical director for Nancy Wilson he conducted many international orchestras and performed in television specials for Swedish Broadcasting, German broadcasting and the BBC.
As an accompanist, he has worked with such artists as Lena Horne, Anita O’Day, Vicki Carr, Dick Haymes, Jose Feliciano, Jack Jones, Frances Faye, Nelson Riddle, Paul Broadnax, Rita Moreno, Nancy Wilson, Ann-Margret, and Shirley MacLaine.
Currently he can be heard leading The Hartford Jazz Orchestra.
A Bistro Award winner, two-time MAC Award winner, and four-time MAC Award nominee, Shaynee has been hailed as ‘one to watch’ by Scott Yanow in his book "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide." Her first two CD’s were released on 33Jazz Records out of the UK (www.33jazz.com). Her third CD, "Charmed Life: Shaynee Rainbolt SINGS Russell Garcia," won the MAC Award for best Jazz Recording. Her most recent show honored the legendary composer/arranger/conductor Russell Garcia on the occasion of his 95th birthday, touring Australia, New Zealand, and the US.
“Two for the Road” performs Fridays September 7, 14, 21, 28, all at 9:30pm. There is a $25 cover charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440, or to order online in advance go to www.metropolitanroom.com
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