When jazz vocalist and lyricist Mark Winkler meets Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer sparks fly and things are swinging as they bring their “West Coast Cool” show to Silo’s on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.
They perform songs by Dave Brubeck, Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, Cy Coleman and Bobby Troup as they mix songs from their “West Coast Cool” CD as well as Bentyne’s new tribute to Stephen Sondheim.
Chris Loudon of Jazz Times commented, “The show was off the charts! I can honestly say it was the best jazz show I have ever experienced.”
George W. Harris of Jazz Weekly said, “Sharper than a shark skin suit lapel, and swinging harder than a hammer thrower, singers Cheryl (Manhattan Transfer) Bentyne and Mark Winkler delivered a red hot tribute to West Coast Cool… I dig.”
Myrna Daniels of LA Jazz Scene wrote, “a marvelous, one of a kind show. This is what two great singers who love jazz sound like. Wow!”
Bentyne has been a member of the nine-time Grammy-winning group The Manhattan Transfer since 1979. Her recently released album, “Let’s Misbehave: The Cole Porter Songbook,” has been recognized by many as the jazz album of the year.
Winkler has released at least 11 CDs in the U.S. and beyond. His 11th CD was named as one of the top five jazz CDs of the year by Jazz Times magazine. It went high on the Jazz Week charts with great reviews from two dozen critics. International Jazz Review’s Don Heckman says he “delivers his songs with lyrical intensity and a strong undercurrent of swing… his combination of writing and performing is a welcome addition to jazz.”
Tickets are $30-$35 general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m., allowing guests to enjoy small plates, cocktails, craft beers and Napa Valley wines.
More information and tickets are available at www.silosnapa.com. Silo’s is at the 530 Main St., Napa.