Starting at — 21:00
Hall main/small: 1700 / 1200 rub.
Mary McBride & Damon Daunno & Good Sound Man Orchestra present american jazz standarts and hits concert tour!
MARY McBRIDE is a singer-songwriter, who has released four albums – “Everything Seemed Alright,” “By Any Other Name,” “Every Day Is a Holiday,” and "The Way Home." Mary received significant acclaim for her performance of “No One’s Gonna Love You like Me” on-screen and on the soundtrack of the Academy-award winning film Brokeback Mountain. Mary and her band members have performed thousands of live shows and have collaborated, performed or toured with Blondie, Chubby Checker, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Cyndi Lauper, Delbert McClinton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Cocker, John Prine, Koko Taylor, LL Cool J, Lou Reed, Marcia Ball, Rufus Wainwright, Maria Muldaur, Natalie Merchant, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Philip Glass, Ray Davies, Son Volt, Sugarhill Gang, B52s, Indigo Girls, Tony Joe White, and Ziggy Marley. They have also performed with Elton John for the 35th Anniversary Concert of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Mary has performed thousands of live shows with her band in more than 25 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia (where she toured with the first all-women touring band from the U.S.) Mary is also the Founder of The Home Tour, which uses live music to inspire and connect people, and engage the global community. In partnership with more than 100 social service organizations worldwide, The Home Tour brings live concerts to long term health care centers, veterans facilities, homeless shelters, supported-housing, mental health facilities, and prisons. Between 2012 and 2016, Mary oversaw a music and and leadership program, in coordination with the CT Mental Health Center, Yale School of Psychiatry and the CT Department of Mental Health Services, to support young people recovering from trauma and mental illness. Mary is a sought after speaker on cultural diplomacy and international exchange. She was a featured speaker on a panel at NYU Abu Dhabi on a panel on Arts and Diplomacy in the Emirates, and also represented the United States on the plenary panel at the International Women's Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. Most recently, she spoke on a panel at Yale University as part of the International Art and Ideas Festival in June, 2015, and at the International Society of Performing Arts Presenters in New York. Most recently, she spoke at The National Humanities Center in Chapel Hill, NC as part of a new public program entitled Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll.
Damon Daunno has fast become a regular in concert halls and theaters in the U.S.and on the international circuit. A singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and actor, Damon Daunno sang on Broadway and on the International Tour in the Helen Hayes award winning production of Noel Coward’s "Brief Encounter," directed by Emma Rice, Artistic Director for the Globe Theater. He starred as Curly in the critically acclaimed version of Rodgers and Hart’s “Oklahoma” at Bard Summerscape Festival, directed by Daniel Fish and also featuring Amber Gray and Mary Testa.Daunno also starred in “Hadestown,” an opera based on Orpheus and Eurydice written by acclaimed singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and directed by award-winning Rachel Chavkin at The New York Theater Workshop. He most recently played the title role in “ Beardo,” a new musical about the life of Rasputin written by Dave Malloy, co-creator of Broadway hit "Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812". He also tours regularly with the highly acclaimed British company Kneehigh. Daunno has fronted multiple musical groups, and has performed alongside Blind Melon at the Highline Ballroom and other premiere venues. Daunno’s musical compositions have been featured in multiple films, including "The Last Day of August."which premiered at the Gotham Screen Int'l Film Festival; "Photo Op," a short film that played Soho International Theater Festival; and comedy short “The Art of Wooing.” He is currently scoring a web series called Big Bird written by award winning UK writer Christine Entwisel . Other selected credits include “The Following” on FOX with Kevin Bacon; Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with Chloe Webb (of Sid and Nancy Fame) set to the music of Jeff Buckley at the Williamstown Theater Festival; "These Paper Bullets! (Geffen Playhouse), featuring pop music by Billy Armstrong of Green Day; the U.S. Tours of ""Tristan and Yseult” and "The Wild Bride;” "Fly By Night” at the Dallas Theater Center. and "Jesus In India” at the Magic Theater. Daunno has been an artist in residence for Ars Nova, Vineyard Arts Project, and Space on Ryder Farm. Damon has garnered significant acclaim from top tier media outlets, and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
JON SPURNEY is a Musician, Composer and Arranger who has performed with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, David Byrne, Lou Reed, and Laurie Anderson. He most recently composed music and served as musical director for the Emmy nominated television series “Documentary Now!” on IFC, starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader from TV’s “Saturday Night Live.” He served as co- musical director for the Tony award-winning musical “Passing Strange,” both off-Broadway, at the Public Theater in New York, as well as on Broadway and in the film version directed by Oscar winner Spike Lee. The New York Times said “Passing Strange” was “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,... wonderful, and a welcome anomaly on Broadway.” Spurney has served as Musical Director for three Shakespeare in the Park productions produced by the Public Theater in New York, which the Times described as “brash, funny and heart-stirring,” as well as for three productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, one of the premier regional theaters in the United States. He has composed and arranged music for countless television programs, including the multiple Emmy winning “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report,” and “The Simpsons,” as well as writing the scores for three documentary films directed by Sundance Film Festival winning director Morgan Spurlock. Spurney has composed and performed music for hundreds of advertisements for some of America’s best known companies and products, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Pepsi, Budweiser, and Proctor and Gamble. He was awarded a Bronze Lion at the Cannes Film Festival for his advertising scoring work. He currently serves as Musical Director for the cabaret performances of Ana Gasteyer, who was a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” and appeared in the Broadway musical “Wicked,” and is currently the guitarist and keyboardist for the Mary McBride Band.