The Cangelosi Cards are a working jazz band. Established and based in New YorkCity, the group is comprised of a talented group of young musicians from varied backgrounds in jazz, bluegrass, and folk music. “The Cards are full of surprises: no performance is predictable, although there is none of that irritating seeking-after-novelty that distinguishes lesser groups.You’ll hear a persuasive, irresistible swing that gives way to tender balladplaying, in their characteristically varied repertoire – hinting at Billie Holiday and Jimmie Rodgers, to mention only two names. Tamar’s voice is, as always, a delight – and in this form, I can hear textures that a club audience might have over-ridden. She sings sweetly, growls the blues, becomes her own trumpet / hi-hat cymbal, and yodels – her focused but expansive vocal instrument responding to everynuance of the music. And I truly admire the witty trombone playing of Musselman,Lichtman’s fluent clarinet and eloquent mandolin work, Milius’s forceful harmonica solos, Meyer’s perfectly poised violin playing, Sanders’ solid rhythm playing and eloquent lines, Holden’s deep-down bass support, and Webster’s nimble, searching piano.” ~

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