Singer Judy Marzulli Invites You to Enjoy “The Simple Life”
By Doug Robinson
I first heard Judy Marzulli sing as a cast member in the San Miguel Playhouse production “Broadway Babes,” but she’s been vocalizing here in town since the mid-‘90s. The fact that her father was a jazz pianist probably explains her love for the Great American Songbook, but when she asked me to arrange the music for her upcoming show, she encouraged me to put my own contemporary spin on some of those all-time classic songs.
“The Simple Life”
Fri, Nov 20, 8pm
Teatro Santa Ana
That’s what jazz musicians do, of course—take something familiar and breathe new life into it by changing a predictable harmony into something more exotic, or by tweaking a common rhythm into something syncopated and fresh. The idea isn’t to lose your audience, but instead to help them hear a well-loved standard like “You Don’t Know What Love Is” or “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” in a brand new way.
And that’s what you’ll hear Friday, November 20, at 8pm in Teatro Santa Ana—an excellent singer delivering some of the coolest songs ever written, backed up by my new acoustic trio that features a couple of the best jazzers in town: drummer Victor Monterrubio and bassist Jose Luis Hopalong Chagoyan. We’ll also slip a couple of my original compositions in between the classics.
If you’re a fan of intimate vocal jazz with wonderful songs and spirited performances, don’t miss Judy Marzulli’s “The Simple Life.”
Doug Robinson is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who can also be heard around town in his own concerts and with The SpyBoyz.