Womens Work -Written by Women, Sung by Women
Pioneer kicks off its Living Room series, intimate concerts in non-traditional venues, with singer/storyteller Wendy Lane Bailey & composer/pianist Michele Brourman in an evening of tunes by female composers. A wild musical ride from Broadway to Top 40 with detours into jazz, country and folk youll be surprised where it takes you. With songs from masters like Joni Mitchell, Gretchen Peters, Melissa Manchester and Brourman herself youre sure to hear some old friends and come away with more than a few new ones.
WENDY LANE BAILEY has a powerful classic pop voice (think Ronstadt
crossed with Adele with a bit of Patsy Cline thrown in for good measure), and a rather cavalier attitude towards the idea of genre. Wendy Lane recently released her debut solo recording, Breathing, produced by composer/arranger/pianist Michele Brourman. Her performances in venues across the country have earned critical praise for her versatility and sophistication, and she has appeared as a guest artist on multiple recordings, including those of pop legend Leslie Gore and Broadways Susan Egan. She received her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, HB studios and the Eugene ONeill Theatre Center. Off-stage Wendy Lane is a creative advocate for artists. While living in Washington, D.C., she founded a regional networking organization for musicians and for five years, she was the Associate Director of the Cabaret Conference at Yale University. She is the recipient of a 2007 Bistro Award for outstanding achievement and was nominated for a Washington Area Music Association Award (WAMMY). She currently teaches and consults both privately an in master classes for singers of all genres.
MICHELE BROURMAN has been making up songs and singing them since she was three years old. Her best-loved song, My Favorite Year, has been recorded by Michael Feinstein, Dame Cleo Laine, Margaret Whiting, Billy Stritch, and frequent collaborator Amanda McBroom. Shes written and produced the songs for 18 animated features for Universal Studios, including the beloved Land Before Time series, writing for Reba McIntyre, Donnie Osmond, Olivia Newton-John and more. Brourman's work has been featured in television and film and performed by countless cabaret artists, garnering numerous awards and critical acclaim. Her work for the theater includes the scores for the musicals Dangerous Beauty and The Belle of Tombstone.
Arthur Murray Studio (View)
26 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville, NJ 07834