Mother's Day, this Sun. May 8, 6PM
Barbara Espinosa Occhino Latin-Jazz Quintet
$15 cover ($10 minimum) Reservations at 203.792.1500
With Al Brooks (saxophone), Jim Olbrys (guitar), Esdras Lubin (bass), and Lou Perry (drums)
"Barbara's voice is soft and sultry and will warm one's heart...wonderfully entertaining." - Annette, The Fairfield County Music Reporter..
We welcome Barbara Espinosa Occhino to the Pizzeria for a special Mother's Day event! Barbara is an accomplished vocalist and multilingual singer (Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese). Her appreciation and passion for Latin music can be traced back to her birthplace in Cuba and roots in Venezuela, where her life was enriched by the wonderful Latin songs that became famous around the world.
The infectious boleros, rumbas, cha chas, merengues, cumbias, sambas, bossa novas, and other Latin music filled the air and inspired dancing and singing around the house, says Barbara. Tunes like Besame Mucho, Cuando Vuelva a tu Lado (What a Difference a Day Made), Sabor a Mi (Be True to Me), Quien Sera (Wave), Solamente Una Vez (You Belong to My Heart), Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps), and other Latin songs were made famous by dozens of renowned artists around the globe.
"The lyrics of Spanish songs are sensual and expressive, coloring the intensity of love and longings," says Barbara. "Just listening to the melodies can transport you to another time and place and lift one’s spirits."
May 15 - Tony Lavorgna Quartet ("Bebopman")
May 22 - The Jones Factor - 10-piece all-star "little big band"
May 29 - Memorial Day weekend
June 5 - Jeff McGill Group w/ Ken Gioffre
June 12 - Richard "Cookie" Thomas - jazz vocalist
June 19 - Father's Day w/ Bill Crow Trio
June 26 - New England Sky (Nick Bariluk, Chris Morrison,
Henry Lugo, Bobby Leonard)