2 March 2020 09:36AM
Jazz vocalist Terry Blaine and pianist Mark Shane return to Hillsdale with their latest American jazz collaboration “My Blue Heaven”. Terry was born in NYC and has been singing virtually all her life. Embracing both pop and classical styles, it was not until after she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Buffalo with a BA in Music that she chose to trade in her flute for a microphone. Moving to Jazz in the l980’s, Terry has emerged as one of the premier contemporary interpreters of the Great American songbook and in doing so carries on the high vocal standards of the great songstresses of the past.
Mark Shane developed his solo style while serving an extended tenure as house pianist in New York’s “Eddie Condon’s” jazz club. He has since played with such jazz luminaries as Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Buddy Tate, Bucky Pizzarelli and many others. Shane has been featured on radio and television jazz special broadcasts and has appeared as a featured soloist at major jazz clubs and festivals worldwide. Shane has toured with the Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble and was featured in the 50th Anniversary Benny Goodman memorial concert in Carnegie Hall, as well as for the Grammy Award winning soundtrack of the film “The Cotton Club”. He has performed on additional major movie soundtracks and films made for television. Named to the Steinway international roster of piano artists, Mark Shane has been called “…one of the great accompanists of his time”– Mississippi Rag