JaLaLa has hit the road. After much scheduling and rescheduling, the ladies of JaLaLa finally managed to find some windows and fill them with their music. NYC seemed the logical place to play, but they felt it best to “warm up” the show in fields just outside city limits. After their debut in February at Walter Veasley’s Jazz Bass in Reading, PA, it seemed likely that the show was going to work. They went on that weekend to play a charming winery on the North Fork of Long Island, the Raphael Vineyard, and a great ole music house in Pawling, The Town Crier. The response was great, the music settled and they are now preparing for their upcoming appearances at The Egg in Albany, NY on June 5th and Birdland in NYC on June 7th.
The show is made up of music from their debut release paying tribute to Johnny Mercer, That Old Mercer Magic and a variety of arrangements they have been developing over the years. Mixing standards of old with covers and originals, the ladies have found a way to make it all work. Adding solo moments showcases their individuality while the audience gets regaled with personal anecdotes and off the cuff charm that comes from years of just doing their thing.
Don’t miss this chance to catch them live. Who knows next when the stars will align.