Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, Grammy nominated recording artist, and award-winning musical treasure. Her many television appearances include a record-holding 76 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, a recent career tribute on CBS Sunday Morning with Mo Rocca, a guest appearance on Harry Connick Jr’s talk show, and a filmed PBS concert for “The American Songbook at NJPAC.”
“She has more voice and stamina than most singers half her age. Her voice is full and rich and perfectly in tune, and she displays a voluptuous enjoyment of singing. She is a symbol of resilience and entertainment.” – Steven Holden, New York Times.
At Dizzy’s Club, Coca-Cola, NYC in September, 2016, Elizabeth Ahlfors reviewed Maye’s performance for Cabaret Scenes as follows: “Maye is musically sophisticated, a ruler over her performances. Maye swings hard, she’s on the mark harmonically, witty and surprising. Her songs are from the Great American Songbook and she is always intent on the lyrics. Yet, as she delves into the lyrics, Maye is also a jazz singer and full of complex new melodic thoughts, turning her phrasing to complex directions. She is a pro who has been at this game her entire life and has played rooms from the majestic Carnegie Hall to local clubs and theaters around the country”.
The Arts Council of the Smithsonian Institution selected her recording of “Too Late Now” for their “110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century.” NYC appearances include The Metropolitan Room, Dizzy’s, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Iridium, New York’s Town Hall, the 92nd Street Y, 54Below, and Birdland NYC. On March 24th 2023, Marilyn Maye headlined her full symphony concert for a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall with the NY Pops Orchestra.
Her entire life has been committed to the Art of Song and Performance of the American Songbook. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to see Marilyn Maye perform on Sunday, November 5th right here at HACPAC!