European Sounds Series: Slovakia – Luba Mason: Triangle

@ Blue Note Jazz Club – Shows @ 11:30AM & 1:30PM (Doors @ 10:30AM & 1PM)

**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**

Luba Mason: Triangle presented by the Consulate General of Slovakia

Master vocalist Luba Mason, “a voice as big and rich as a star-filled sky” (Jazz Times), is introducing her next project, a new musical line – up never been done before in the Jazz world – called TRIANGLE – VOICE (Luba Mason), VIBES (Felipe Fournier) and BASS (Luques Curtis), a new intimate sound that really draws her audience to lean in. Luba combines her rich vocal prowess with Felipe Fournier’s virtuoso playing and Luques Curtis’s fluid and unexpected accompaniment, to create a unique musical space that displays and exposes each of the musicians’ strengths and talents. Luba’s TRIANGLE offers Jazz classics, (think Monk, Shorter, Jobim), gems from the American Songbook, (Cole Porter, Jerome Kern) and unusual picks from surprise artists! Come witness the debut of this “one of a kind”, “never been done before” treat!

As a recording artist, Luba has released three critically–acclaimed albums: MIXTURA (Kobalt Music) released in 2016, a “genre – bending” musical journey produced by Jimmy Haslip which includes a flamenco infused “Moondance” duet with the legendary Al Jarreau in one of his last recordings, KRAZY LOVE, (Sunnyside Records), debuting her impressive songwriting skills executing a cool, Brazilian jazz sound and COLLAGE (PS Classics), a beautiful marriage of Latin, pop, jazz and poetry. Having toured the US and abroad, Luba has been a featured performer at the PANAMA JAZZ FESTIVAL opening for Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez and Chucho Valdez, has headlined at the BRATISLAVA JAZZ DAYS, HAVANA, CUBA’S 40TH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL as well as COSTA RICA’S INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. In the U.S., she has performed sold out shows at major jazz venues such as NY’s DIZZY’S COCA COLA, THE BLUE NOTE, IRIDIUM, LA’s CATALINA BAR & GRILL, YOSHI’S in Oakland, BLUES ALLEY in D.C. and REGATTA BAR in Boston. She has graced the stages with luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis and her husband Ruben Blades at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER and Paul Simon, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Sting at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL.

Luba, who is a classically trained singer, pianist and actor, was nominated for the prestigious 2015 DRAMA DESK and LUCILLE LORTEL theater awards as “Best Featured Actress in a Musical”. The native New Yorker, first generation American of Slovak descent born in Astoria, Queens, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in DRAMA from NYU’s TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. After graduation, 8 Broadway shows ensued including starring roles in the delightfully successful revival of “HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS…” as the sex bomb Hedy LaRue next to Matthew Broderick, Lucy Harris in JEKYLL & HYDE and then, as Velma Kelly opposite Brooke Shield’s Roxy Hart in the smash musical “CHICAGO” to name a few.

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June 10, 2018
Blue Note Jazz Club