Multi-Talented, Red Hot Mama PHOEBE LEGERE will hit High C's at Avery Fisher Hall: From Low Down Blues to Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

Mar 29, 2011, 10:34 ET from PHOEBE LEGERE

NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 18th, at 7PM, PHOEBE LEGERE, musician, composer, singer, painter, and songwriter of college radio hit Marilyn Monroe, inventor of the wearable computer instrument "The Rap Shoes" and painter of provocative, sensual, multi-format art works will be singing the lead soprano role in Will Todd's "Mass in Blue" at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. Phoebe will sing the blues in Latin, backed up by full orchestra and three choirs.

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The next night, on April 19th, Phoebe's band, The Ooh La La Coq Tail Quintet will celebrate the release of Phoebe's new CD Ooh La La Coq Tail at Iridium, 51st and Broadway, Two sets: 7 and 9 PM

Iman Labedi of RockNYC describes Phoebe Legere as "a master writer of startlingly beautiful, heroic" songs.

Legere "plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four and a half octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing." NY Times

PHOEBE LEGERE's new Ooh La La Coq Tail CD, available at iTunes, pays tribute to her French-Canadian ancestry; Ooh La La Coq Tail is a sublime 16 - song collection that captures the alluring spirit of muzette and gypsy jazz with songs sung in French and English. Multi-Instrumentalist Phoebe Legere plays piano and accordion.

Legere weaves a "magical, mystical, sensual" spell with a "beautiful voice that will take your breath away" NY Post

Ooh La La Coq Tail was recorded at Bennett Studios by Tony's son, Dae. The album features Legere's originals: "Hot Sicilian Pizza Boy," "Crazy White Trash," "Mama" and "Good Stiff Cocktail!" as well as songs by Duke Ellington, Rogers and Hart, and Charles Trenet.

"Legere is an expressive and versatile singer whose voice ranges from a dark and earthy alto to a gorgeous dazzling high soprano.... she combines intelligent lyrics and a fusion of French musette, Cajun, pop, rock and jazz into a stew she calls, 'roots alternative.'" - Washington Post

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