I had the great pleasure of seeing Raissa Katona Bennett celebrating her new CD “Another Kind of Light” at Feinstein’s – what a fun show! Backed by music director David Caldwell on piano, Sean Harkness on guitar, Ritt Henn on bass and Ray Marchica on drums and percussion, Raissa performed a mix of jazz, pop and theater songs, including never-before-recorded songs written for her by Michael John LaChiusa, Ron Abel (who also produced her CD with LML Music), Chuck Steffan and David Caldwell. Raissa’s delivery of each song was exquisite – tugging at your heart strings at times, causing giggles at others. And her relaxed banter between numbers was so natural and easy – all round, a wonderful evening’s entertainment.
Raissa’s “Another Kind of Light” runs at Feinstein’s until Saturday Aug 25, 2012.
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