Marky Quayle

About Marky Quayle

<p>The time is long overdue to hear a fresh voice that actually tells a compelling story by way of interpreting a great lyric&mdash;so welcome to the rich and engaging world of Jazz singer Marky Quayle!&nbsp; This San Francisco native is a compelling singer with a refreshingly velvet vocal sound who has absorbed what all great Jazz vocalists know in their souls:&nbsp; the importance of &lsquo;owning&rsquo; a song and delivering its poignant story. &nbsp;Her tasteful and agile interpretive skills and natural sense of what it means to get inside of a lyric captivate her audience at every live performance and these qualities are amply demonstrated on her latest CD release <em>So Lucky . . . to Be Loved by You</em>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo; . . . she has that rare quality of being able to sing to, as opposed to sing at, you. &nbsp;Quayle's warm, husky voice . . . holds notes and phrases . . . to exquisite effect. &nbsp;Quayle is obviously comfortable in her own skin and her ease is palpable. &nbsp;You feel relaxed listening to her, as if she were an old friend.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em>&mdash;George Harris, of<em> Jazz Weekly, </em>93.5 FM KFOX<em>, </em>for<em> All About Jazz</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Marky remembers, &ldquo;The earliest live music that I recall hearing was the Mary Kay Trio singing in my father's living room when I was six years old. &nbsp;It was unforgettable the impression their beautiful voices made on me!&nbsp; I knew from then on that I wanted to be a singer.&rdquo; &nbsp;Marky's father was a great music lover and counted among his close friends George Shearing and Les Brown, who were his regular houseguests, with Shearing often playing on the home piano. &nbsp;With her Dad playing vocal recordings around the house whenever he was home, Marky recounts that she learned three-quarters of her repertoire by the time she was nine. &nbsp;Although as a teenager she listened to the rock bands that were active in San Francisco during that era, when a neighbor gave her an LP titled <em>The Divine One</em> by Miss Sarah Vaughan, it turned her musical life around.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;</em>[Quayle]<em> lets the lyrics of each song speak for itself . . . and she is particularly skilled on ballads, so one enjoys hearing her bring out the warmth and timelessness of each song.&rdquo;</em></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &mdash;Scott Yanow, <em>LA Jazz Scene</em>, Jazz Historian and Journalist</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>So Lucky . . . to Be Loved by You</em> reveals new perspectives on familiar material and shines an elegant light on lesser known songs of the classic Jazz repertoire, much like her previous successful CD release, <em>One December Day</em>. &nbsp;The new CD features sixteen songs that showcase Quayle&rsquo;s rich and sultry phrasing which she delivers with eloquent candor.&nbsp; Her lightness of touch and vocal agility on the familiar up-tempo &ldquo;How About You&rdquo; and &ldquo;Just In Time&rdquo; nicely complement the heart-felt and dreamy ballads &ldquo;Cry Me a River,&rdquo; &ldquo;Estate&rdquo; (Italian for summer), and &ldquo;Why Did I Choose You?&rdquo;. &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;Her good taste in picking out superb songs matches her sensitivity in interpreting the timeless lyrics.&rdquo;</em>&mdash;Scott Yanow</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>So Lucky . . . to Be Loved by You</em> is a must for an intimate evening or a sophisticated social gathering, but seeing this talented and subtle performer live demonstrates just how transcendent a live performance can be.&nbsp; In the meantime, visit Marky Quayle on her website at <a href=""></a> and be sure to treat yourself to the marvelous sounds of <em>One December Day</em>, and her newest impressive outing <em>So Lucky . . . to Be Love by You</em>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Contact:&nbsp; </strong>Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc. (212) 543-9998</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href=""></a>, <a href=""></a></p>