BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT … A JAZZ NATIVITY
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 5PM
St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church
86th St. and West End Ave., New York City
A KINDRED SPIRITS and CHELSEA OPERA Production
"LIGHT serves for so many religions and philosophies as a symbol of truth and love … and hope. Hope that even in a dark season, we may begin to see the world . . . BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT"
-- Charles Kuralt … Prologue to The Jazz Nativity
“Such a worthy bookend for those of us who still cherish 'Born to Be Blue'" –Rex Reed
“It was fascinating to hear Anne Phillips apply her freer, more sophisticated, jazzier style to standards, and her own songs. And her freer, sophisticated, jazzier style is in full display on this outstanding recording.”
–Ron Weinstock, Jazz & Blues Report
“Phillips adds thoughtful anecdotes that help the audience – and now listeners – understand her history in a beautiful, personal way. Her original gems feel comfortable alongside classics by Mel Torme and The Gershwins. They are even more emotionally gripping.” –Jonathan Widran, The JW Vibe
"Where has this captivating performer been all our lives?"–Hollywood Variety/Reuters
SURVIVOR OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS
Anne tells her story in the Fall 2017 issue of the International Alliance of Women in Music Journal. Read it Here!