Blossom Dearie was an American jazz singer and pianist. Physically petite, with a recognizably light and girlish voice, Dearie performed regular engagements in London and New York City over many years and collaborated with many musicians, including Johnny Mercer, Miles Davis, Jack Segal, Johnny Mandel, Duncan Lamont, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg.
She reportedly received the name Blossom because of "a neighbor who delivered peach blossoms to her house the day she was born."
Her work has become iconic among jazz lovers for it's distinctive, light and airy quality, yet utter sophistication and intelligence. Her official discography lists over 70 individual releases, and dozens of compilations. She created a massive body of work for the Verve label and became an international sensation, playing in Paris and London many times.
Join us for a wonderful evening of music in both French and English, as Michelle pays tribute to Blossom with the assistance of Dru Betts, Ben Kramer and Bob Thornton.