Join us in the GAAR tent on the Village Green for a FREE event with Chaise Lounge performing a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way to today’s pop charts.
Five of the Washington area’s top jazz musicians play sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes, and feature the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older.
An evening spent with her is an evening spent in the warm, inviting glow of one of the most wonderful voices singing in America right now.
They’ve wowed crowds coast to coast with their signature mix of cheeky wit and retro-lounge cool. You might call it “Early Stereo.” Or perhaps Lounge with a capital “L.” Or maybe just plain enjoyable.
Chaise Lounge’s performance will include a sparkling collection of Rat Pack classics, Chaise Lounge original hits, and new numbers from Gin Fizz Fandango, the band’s latest release.
Bandleader Charlie Barnett, singer Marilyn Older, and Chaise Lounge offer a captivating sound—a blend of red-hot jazz, singer/songwriter folk, and circa-1962 lounge—that has made them one of the most popular live acts in the mid-Atlantic region and shot their albums to top-20 rankings on the national CMJ jazz chart.
“Chaise Lounge’s music has a lush sound that has an almost orchestral feel,” wrote DCist. “The songs are precisely crafted, impeccably arranged, and very melodic.”
Founded in 1999 in Washington, D.C., the group has performed in clubs, concert halls, festivals and special events all over the country and has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and Car Talk. Its concerts with the Capital City Symphony produced the 2010 live album Symphony Lounge and opened the door to concerts with other symphony orchestras in the Northeast and Midwest.
Chaise Lounge has also released five studio albums. “Not only does this crew just keep getting cooler each time out, the retro times have caught up to them,” wrote Midwest Record of the group’s latest album, Dot Dot Dot. “This is so in the Mad Men pocket that it’s impossible to figure out which end of the retro-nouveau spectrum is which…. Offbeat, sly and solidly performed, this set will reside on any hip adult’s hit parade for quite some time.”
According to influential jazz writer Ken Borgers, “Chaise Lounge is a delicious, subtle, swinging ensemble that, to borrow a phrase from Duke Ellington, is beyond category.” The band’s own tagline sums up its appeal: “Equal parts dry wit and dry martini.”
This event is free to everyone at the Town Green at 81 Lauredon Avenue, Greensboro, VT 05841 at 7:30pm.