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Amy Cervini


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“…freshly appealing voice…tasteful sounds suggest both youth and wisdom, a fairly miraculous tandem.” - The Toronto Star

The ACQ’s (Amy Cervini Quartet) debut album Famous Blue - released in April 2007 – is an innovative and exciting album featuring songs from a wide array of pop, jazz and contemporary composers: Holiday by Weezer, Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple, Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen, Jazz Standards No Moon at All and Don’t Fence Me In and an new song from composer Oded Lev-Ari. The ACQ features vocalist Amy Cervini, pianist Michael Cabe, bassist Mark Lau and drummer Ernesto Cervini. ACQ also features accordion playing by many of its members, clarinet by their multifaceted drummer and background vocals from the entire band.

Amy Cervini is a regular at New York clubs including Birdland, The 55 Bar, The Knitting Factory, The Jazz Standard, Cornelia Street Café and Joe’s Pub.  She has also appeared at numerous clubs and concert halls around the world; from Toronto to Tel-Aviv. Ms. Cervini is currently a member of the New York-based vocal jazz group, Monday Off that released their long awaited, self-titled sophomore CD in December 2006 to critical acclaim.  Amy has also been featured as a back-up vocalist the New York band Pharaoh’s Daughter.

Amy made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2002 singing with the New York Pops Orchestra as part of their 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration.  She shared the stage with Bucky Pizzarelli, Christine Ebersole, Peter Appleyard and sang in the debut performance of a selection from a new musical written by Kathie Lee Gifford.   Ms. Cervini also premiered the part of “Obum” in Patricia Burgess’ jazz opera, “Reflections of the Watermoon” at New York City’s Merkin Hall.  "Couples Therapy - Music for Two Voices" a project with vocalist Michal Cohen recently made its debut at Cornelia Street Café and The Stone.  Amy is also a member of Numinous+, a group conducted by Joseph Phillips and featuring his compositions. She will be part of a recording in Spring 2007 featuring Phillips’ 70-minute work, Vipassana.   

In addition to her experience as a vocalist, Ms. Cervini is a saxophonist and pianist. This has given her the opportunity to perform at a wide variety of venues from Boston’s Jordan Hall to Toronto’s Glenn Gould Theatre.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Amy Cervini Quartet Friday, December 11, 2009, 10:00p

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