Imaginary Numbers (hot jazz quartet)
Jerry Gorman (bass), Rod Gordon (keys), Kevin Teachout (drums), and B.
Swirl together four top Twin Cities musicians; toss in some hot jazz and deep soul; season with sass, a wink, and a hip check; and VOILA! Imaginary Numbers appears for your listening and dancing pleasure! Don’t miss the groove…
God Bless the Child, live at ABV.
Love is Here to Stay, live at ABV.
On Broadway, live at AVB.
Catch them where jazz rules! For instance, at Alexis Bailly Vineyard on a sultry summer Sunday. (http://www.abvwines.com/index.html)
One for the Road
Alan Husby (guitar & vocals), Lyndy Zabel (keys & vocals), and B (guitar & vocals) pay homage to two of pop music’s most talented and prolific stars: Carole King & James Taylor. This show focuses on the songs of King and Taylor, along with other groovy favorites from the 60s and 70s jazz and pop standards lexicons. They’re building quite a following because, well – it’s not too late! Check it: https://youtu.be/sk6IGrWnsZs
World Beat Connection (jazz, Dixieland, gospel, & pop)
A wild array of talented musicians make up this entertaining group. Billie Holiday, John Lennon, Hank Williams – you never know who’ll get channeled up…
Collaboration with Phil Mattson
For a video of Blues in the Night from our CD release, click here:
Barbara designed and performed, along with her compatriot Phil Mattson (pianist extraordinaire), Down & Up With Love: the Truth From Harold Arlen – a poignant and revealing journey through some of Arlen’s best and least known tunes. This is on CD and is available for purchase – go to the CONTACT page to reach her and place an order!
Andrea Canter’s review on Jazz Police: Listening to Down and Up With Love goes beyond a feast for the ears but also engages the imagination as do the best storytellers. The only thing missing is the visual component… Maybe it’s that Meyer and Mattson magic at work here! And that magic holds through all twelve tracks. That spell we’re in warrants many repeats.
This from Tom Surowicz in the Star Tribune: Singers are happily still unearthing new songs by Arlen to interpret and underexposed gems to revive. On their intimate new album, Barbara Meyer and nationally renowned pianist and arranger Phil Mattson manage both feats.
Bob Dylan Tribute Shows
Barbara also humbly and joyfully performed with A Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan, a tribute band comprised of stellar Twin Cities’ rockers. Some nice press: http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2014/04/introducing-barbara-meyer-another.html
From the Dylan Salute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGtc6dBkYt8