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Maggie Green

 

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“Maggie Green is one of the most promising new musicians in the region…  an accomplished singer and great live performer.”

    - Ray Hanley, Greater Columbus Arts Council President

 

Embracing both the music of Brazil and the great American songbook, word is spreading quickly about vocalist Maggie Green.  Some of her performance highlights include performances in Brazil, including a television appearance in the hometown of beloved singer Elis Regina. 

 

Although born in a small town in Ohio, Maggie spent her formative years in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Her first love was classical piano, winning a coveted spot as piano soloist in the Pine Mountain Music Festival at age 15.  She studied classical piano and voice at Michigan State University before deciding to focus on jazz vocals. 

 

Maggie’s passion for jazz led her to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music.  During this time in Boston she filled her time listening to recordings of jazz greats and developed a style all her own.  It was also during this time that Maggie began absorbing the music of Brazil, especially the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso and others.  Bossa nova and MPB (musica popular brasileira) have become an integral aspect of Maggie’s work.

 

Maggie is currently based out of Columbus, Ohio and leads her own jazz ensembles and formed the bossa nova-samba group Canto Poetico.  Maggie has performed in festivals and clubs throughout the country and has featured with her group the principal cellist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Luis Biava.  While in Porto Alegre, Brazil Maggie worked with guitarist Julio Herrlein and she will be returning to Brazil to perform with Brazilian pianist Marcos Ariel in July 2005.  She had a feature article written on her in the statewide gaucho newspaper Zero Hora and has performed live on Brazilian television

 

Maggie’s first self-produced CD entitled “First Song” features American jazz and bossa nova standards and features Maggie with several artists, including violinist Chris Howe’s, guitarist Stan Smith, bassists’ Roger Hines and Chris Berg, and drummer Joe Ong to name a few.           

 

Maggie is currently the jazz vocal instructor at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Club Performances

Abbey Road Studio Pub, Porto Alegre Brazil

Terra da Luz, Maua Brazil

Acton Jazz Café, Acton MA

Club Tropical, Culver City CA

Nighttown, Cleveland OH

5:01 Jazz Bar, Columbus OH

Alligator Alley, Ft. Lauderdale FL

The Bop Stop, Cleveland OH

Dick’s Den, Columbus OH

Festival Performances

Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus Latino Festival

Columbus Jazz & RibFest

Akron University JazzFest

Festival Latino-Americana, Fraze Pavilion Kettering, OH

South of the Border Festival, Fraze Pavilion Kettering, OH

Shaker Square Farmer’s Market Celebration, Cleveland OH

Hot Times Festival, Columbus OH

Via Colori Festival, Columbus OH

Columbus ComFest

 

Concert Series Performances

Easton “Smooth Sounds on the Town” Summer Jazz Series

Upper Arlington Summer Jazz Series

Music in the Air Topiary Garden Series

Short North Gazebo Concert Series

Wright State University Java -n- Jazz Series