NYC-Based Cle Native Jazz Vocalist Barbara Rosene Is Back at Nighttown


Mon 4/24 @ 7PM

It’s been two decades since Barbara Rosene left Cleveland for New York to pursue a career as a jazz singer specializing in early 20th century pop music, especially from the ’20s and ’30s.

She’s performed with the Woody Allen Jazz Band, the late guitarist Les Paul, band leader Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks, and the Harry James Orchestra. She’s also made eight albums of her own, including her most recent, 2013’s Nice and Naughty, filled with sassy tunes from the ’20s like “Glad Rag Doll,” “Don’t Take That Black Bottom Away,” “Do What You Did Last Night,” and “You’re the Cream in my Coffee.” Her plush, purring voice beautifully captures that era’s sensibility while not sounding frozen in amber.

She’s back to perform an intimate show at Nighttown, accompanied by Columbus-based pianist Dave Powers. Tickets are $20.


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