Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne

THE WEST COAST COOL SHOW!

Mark Winkler platinum award winning jazz vocalist/lyricist meets Cheryl Bentyne, member of The Manhattan Transfer, and sparks fly. This duo is intent on proving how cool the West Coast Cool Jazz scene of the 50s still is. Together and separately they perform songs by Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Julie London and Bobby Troup (to name a few); all the while, weaving never before heard stories of the origainl cast of “West Coast Cool” throughout the evening. Prepare yourself for an audience full of swinging their stir sticks out of a dry martini or two, and plenty of great entertainment. This show is definitely a hit!

The duo recently came off of a sold out tour throughout the country, hitting such cities as Toronto, LA, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Indianapolis where they were greeted with sold out Houses and standing ovations.

“The SHOW was off the charts! I can honestly say it was the best jazz show I have ever experienced. . . ” – – Chris Loudon, Jazz Times

“Sharper than a shark skin suit lapel, and swinging harder than a hammer thrower, singers Cheryl (Manhattan Transfer) Bentyne and Mark Winkler delivered a red hot tribute to West Coast Cool… I dig” –George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

“A marvelous, one of a kind show. This is what two great singers, who love jazz sound like. Wow!” –Myrna Daniels, LA Jazz Scene

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Cheryl Bentyne has been a member of the 9 time Grammy winning group The Manhattan Transfer since 1979. Bentyne’s beautiful voice, wide range, versatality, and impressive stage presence made her a major asset forthe popular vocal group from the start. Her recently released album, Let’s Misbehave: The Cole Porter Songbook, has been recognized by many as the jazz album of the year. Recently Ms. Bentyne performed the music of Cole Porter at the Broward Performing Arts Center (Fort Lauderdale) to a nearly sold out House. Bentyne not only delivered the music of Cole Porter as no one else can, sprinkled throughout the show were love letters written by Cole Porter himself. The audience was delighted and Bentyne received two standing ovations.

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Mark Winkler has released 11 CDs in the US and is currently in the studio working on two more CDs (including a studio take on West Coast Cool) that will be released in 2013. His 11th CD, released in August 2011 was named as one of the top 5 jazz CDs of the year by Jazz Tmes magazine. It went high on the Jazz Week charts and got great reviews from over 26 critics including The Seattle Times, Don Heckman and All About Jazz. It featured a duet between him and Vocalist supreme Barbara Morrison, as well as such A list musicians as Billy Childs, Anthony Wilson, Bob Sheppard and Grant Geissman.

“Winkler delivers his songs with lyrical intensity and a strong undercurrent of swing… Winkler’s combination of writing and performing is a welcome addition to jazz” –Don Heckman, International Jazz Review

奖项得主,被极高赞誉的爵士歌手、词作者马克温克勒遇到了多项格莱美得主声乐家谢丽尔本特恩(歌唱组Manhattan Transfer成员),他们之间非常有火花。这个二人组合试图展现50年代超级酷炫的西海岸爵士音乐盛行的风景线。他们单独或者合作演出了大卫布鲁贝克,切克贝克尔,朱莉伦敦,波比特鲁普的歌曲并编织了音乐背后不为人知的故事。

El galardonado, aclamado por la crítica de jazz vocalista / letrista, Mark Winkler se une con el ganador múltiple del Grammy Cheryl Bentyne, (miembro de The Manhattan Transfer) y la química es mágica. Este dúo dinámico intenta comprobar que la escena Cool Jazz de la Costa Oeste de los años 50 sigue siendo “genial”. Juntos y por separado interpretan canciones de Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Julie London, Bobby Troup y más mientras tejen historias nunca antes escuchadas detrás de la música.