Vocalist - Pianist - Lyricist - Composer - Teacher
"GHOST OF YESTERDAY:
Shades of Lady Day"
Teri's Latest Release
Dot Time Records
|New York based vocalist Teri Roiger recently released her fourth recording as a leader, "GHOST OF YESTERDAY: Shades of Lady Day", a heartfelt tribute to Billie Holiday. Since Ms. Holiday provided the initial spark that led to a lifelong commitment to jazz, this one is especially personal to Teri.|
"GHOST OF YESTERDAY: Shades of Lady Day" was released on Dot Time Records on Billie Holiday's birthday (April 7, 2017). Liner notes by Kabir Sehgal.
"The multi-faceted brilliance of Billie Holiday is served up sizzling hot by the multi-talented Teri Roiger - a match made in jazz heaven!" - Kabir Sehgal, author & Grammy-winning producer.
1. Lady Day and John Coltrane (4:21) (Gil Scott-Heron)
2. (I Don't Stand A) Ghost Of A Chance (3:39) (music: Victor
Young, lyric: Bing Crosby & Ned Washington, lyric to
Lester Young's solo: Teri Roiger)
3. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (3:49) (Harry Woods)
4. You Don't Know What Love Is (7:46) (music: Gene de
Paul, lyric: Don Raye)5. Fine and Mellow (5:43) (Billie Holiday, lyric to Lester
Young's solo: Teri Roiger)
6. Them There Eyes (3:24) (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber,
William Tracey, lyric to Ella Fitzgerald's solo: Teri Roiger)
7. It's Easy To Remember (5:13) (music: Richard Rodgers,
lyric: Lorenz Hart)8. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (5:09)
(Eddie DeLange & Louis Alter)9. Lady Day (4:46) (music: Leroy Johnson, lyric: Teri Roiger)
10. Ghost Of Yesterday (5:14) (Irene Wilson & Arthur Herzog,Jr.)
11. These Foolish Things (5:15) (music: Jack Strachey & Harry Link,
lyric: Eric Maschwitz...aka Holt Marvell)12. Lady Sings The Blues (2:43) (music: Herbie Nichols, lyric:
The new recording features Wayne Hawkins (piano), John Menegon (bass), Steve Williams (drums) + The Visitors: Roswell Rudd (trombone), Jay Collins (baritone and tenor sax), Steve Gorn (clarinet & bansuri flute), Rebecca Coupe-Franks (trumpet), Mark Dziuba (guitar) & Abdou Mboup (percussion).
"Teri has an intuitive laid back sense of time reminiscent of Abbey Lincoln & Betty Carter but with her own uniqueness." - Jack DeJohnette (NEA JazzMaster)
"Powerfully moving...segacious warmth...impressively deep..."
- Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes
"She is made for those who still understand the meaning of the term the real thing." - Stanley Crouch (Author/Cultural Critic)
"Roiger has a voice like the finest bittersweet chocolate full of rich, dark, contradicting flavors that miraculously blend to create one of the most original vocal instruments in decades." - Playboy Magazine"Billie Holiday provided the initial spark leading to my commitment to a life in jazz! On this multi-dimensional project I celebrate and honor Lady Day's legacy by showing the many facets of Billie...her ebullient joy, her rebellious spirit, her rich sensuality, and the depth of her blues. Included on the recording are songs made famous by Ms. Holiday, songs written by Ms. Holiday, and some very moving songs about Ms. Holiday, including some of my original lyrics. This recording brings me full circle."
- Teri Roiger
*Annarella's Ristorante every Wednesday night with pianist Pete Levin and bassist John Menegon*247 Malden Turnpike
Saugerties, NY 12477
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Festival of the Voice!
Latte Lecture Sunday - 10 a.m.Festival Lounge in the Park
TERI ROIGER & JOHN MENEGON will give a presentation at Festival of the Voice taking audience members through the History of Jazz with songs and anecdotes, with an emphasis on Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn!
Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Teri Roiger Trio - 6:30 'til 9:00 pm184 South Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Price: no cover
TERI ROIGER (voice), JOHN MENEGON (bass)
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Teri Roiger Trio164 West 10th Street (basement)
New York, NY 10014
TERI ROIGER (voice), JOHN MENEGON (bass), piano TBD
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Thelonious Monk 100th birthday celebration
4 N. Front Street
Kingston, NY 12401
845-802-5900TERI ROIGER (voice), JUDI SILVANO (voice), JOHN MENEGON (bass), piano and drums tba.
JazzGiving!4 N. Front Street
Kingston, New York 12401
¡¡Amor y Jazz!!
SCOTT THOMPSON PR