Stacy Sullivan’s Tribute to Peggy Lee Swings!
Excerpted from “My View,” written by Stephen Sorokoff
I enjoy, appreciate and love all types of GOOD food. However, if it’s going to be my last meal, it will be Italian – – Same thing about singers. If I’m only allowed to pick one music event I go to before my exit, it will be at the Metropolitan – Room, not Opera. In other words (sounds like a song), I- Love-Swing.
I discovered another Sullivan last night…Stacy Sullivan. As she was leaving the Cabaret Convention, KT Sullivan quickly said “you should come with us to the Metropolitan Room, Stephen, my sister has a show – You would like her!”
In this case, KT was wrong! I didn’t like Stacy – I loved her! It only happens sometimes. A performer who can captivate an audience on many levels: voice, phrasing, acting, persona, sensuality, physical beauty, and also Swing. Stacy had me (and the others in the room) under her spell for every minute of her Tribute to Peggy Lee. She has that extra wisp and dramatic pause in her singing that leaves you breathless. Everything she does musically flows naturally, as does her comfortable, sophisticated sexuality. For me a performance is memorable when its glow lasts the entire ride home. This one had me smiling the next morning.
Jon Weber, Stacy’s music director, is a commanding pianist; inventive harmonic and melodic ideas flow with effortless subtle technique. Steve Doyle supported the bottom with his definitive bass notes.