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Amy Cervini

Born: October 9, 1977    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Amy Cervini

Amy Cervini is a regular at New York clubs including Birdland, Makor, The Knitting Factory, The Bluenote, Cornelia Street Cafe, 55 Bar and Joe's Pub. She also appeared at numerous clubs and concert halls around the world; from Toronto to Tel- Aviv. Her current working group includes Michael Cabe on piano, Mark Lau on bass and Ernesto Cervini on drums. She has extensive experience leading small groups, has worked with several big bands including the Oded Lev-Ari Big Band and the Toronto All-Star Big Band and has been a voice featured on Nickelodeon and has sung back-up vocals for various bands including Pharaoh's Daughter...
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“...Cervini neatly straddles the line between confessional balladeering and breezy swing. Covers of Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat” and Fiona Apple’s “Extraordinary Machine” are worth the price of admission all by themselves, but pianist Michael Cabe’s solid accompaniment, bassist Mark Lau’s deft counterpoint and drummer Ernesto Cervini’s lithe timekeeping move the entire set along nicely.” --Steve Smith, Time Out NY

“This is a delightful musical surprise...[Cervini] presents songs with enough heart to convince a listener of her sincerity and enough musical talent to make it worth listening.” --Bob Karlovits, The Pittsburgh Tribune- Review

“...tasteful sounds suggest both youth and wisdom...worth hearing from track 1 through 10...freshly appealing voice...moving music.” --Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star

“Famous Blue, by vocalist Amy Cervini and her quartet, is a marvelous example of the way jazz can be stretched to encompass almost any musical style...The attraction of Famous Blue is that it bends and warps any preconceptions that the listener might have, and, in real time, resists being labeled. This can even happen in the middle of a tune, which initially sounds as if it belongs in the pop or folk pigeonhole, only to drift over to jazz and then back. Once this happens a few times, you might begin to question any assumption you have made about jazz, or any music for that matter.” -- Budd Kopman, AAJ

As a Leader

Lovefool
Orange Grove Jazz/Dist. by Anzic Records
2009
Personnel: Amy Cervini: Vocals.
Michael Cabe: Piano
Mark Lau: Bass
Ernesto Cervini: Drums
Special Guests: Joel Frahm, Marty Ehrlich, String Nucleus

Famous Blue
Orange Grove Jazz
2007
Personnel: Amy Cervini: Vocals.
Michael Cabe: Piano
Mark Lau: Bass
Ernesto Cervini: Drums
As A Side Musician

Monday Off
Monday Off
2006
Personnel:Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, Richard Roland, Raymond Sage: Vocals.
Dan Kaufman: Piano
David Wong: Bass
Ernesto Cervini: Drums
Avishai Cohen: Trumpet
Anat Cohen: Clarinet
Gene Bertoncini: Guitar

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