March 11, 2013To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jim@jazzpromoservices.com
Maria Jacobs
CD Release Event
@ NY’s famed Metropolitan Room
Saturday, March 16th 9:30pmFeaturing

Maria Jacobs, Vocals
Ed Leonard, Piano
Paul Beaudry, Bass
Will Terrill, Drums

Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010  Between 5th and 6th
$20 Tix plus dinner or two drinks

New  CD
Maria Jacobs
“Art of the Duo”
(self produced)
Street Date February 12, 2013


Maria Jacobs, Vocals
Bob Fraser, Guitar
Steve Cipriano, Guitar
Tony Dumas, Bass
Dan Maier, Keyboards

“The Art of the Duo” is vocalist Maria Jacobs fourth recording to date.It represents her continuing growth as an artist. It is in many ways her most honest and compelling project.

The “Art” of the duo is no casual exercise for those who engage in the discipline of making music.  Save for the solo  artist, the duo format is the most vulnerable. The solo artist has no safety net, relying completely on their skill as a   communicator. There is however another kind of tightrope walk for musicians who perform in duo fashion; It involves a “trust” born of mutual respect that relies their acumen to have each other’s back. Jacob’s abilities are on full display  here as she is paired in song, at once with a guitarist, a pianist and an acoustic bassist. Jacobs demonstrates with quiet  confidence, interpretations of songs tempered first through years of practice in solitude followed by the mutual  conversation of agreement with musical equals. Songs that are now unveiled for you, who reap the fruit of their labors.   Eat, drink and be merry in this experience as you listen to “The Art Of The Duo.”

– Bobby Jackson, The Jazz Mind Radio ShowMusicians – Bob Fraser, Guitar; Steve Cipriano, Guitar; Tony Dumas, Bass; Dan Maier, Keyboard

Track listing, track times and composer:
1) ALONE TOGETHER (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) 3:45
2) SMALL DAY TOMORROW (Bob Dorough) 4:45
3) TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT (Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcenter) 4:21
4) IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) 4:07
5) SUMMERTIME (George and Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) 3:35
6) NEARNESS OF YOU (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) 2:28
7) POETRY MAN (Phoebe Snow) 4:31
8) I WILL (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) 2:56
9) YEH YEH (Rodgers Grant, Jon Hendricks, Pat Patrick) 6:30

Recording Dates: 1-3 Midtown Recording – Westlake, OH 11/11, 4-7 Windsound Studios
– Ravenna, OH 9/11,
8 No Sound Studios – Pasadena, CA 8/04, 9 Alien Studios – Independence, OH 7/10  
Artist Home Markets – Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles

Distributor Website:  www.cpidistribution.com     
Artist Website:  www.mariajacobs.com        
For Interviews and Promos Contact:
Jim Eigo
Jazz Promo Services
T: 845-986-1677
E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com

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