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The 2013 MVJF is presented by Adagio Entertainments; in conjunction with The Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

The Amanda Carr Sextet

Amanda Carr "The swing is undeniable, her freedom around the beat, ability to blend." - Boston Phoenix

"A singer who revives the finest qualities of jazz vocal art." - International Review of Musicians

"A true jazz singer in a time of wannabee’s."
- Wall Street Journal

For over three decades Amanda Carr has performed and recorded in the U S and Italy. She has worked with many top bands such as Glenn Miller Band, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Harry James Band, the Boston Pops just to name a few. Amanda has headlined the Euro Jazz Festival in Italy and recorded “live in San Giorgio” with Trio Martinale.

In 1995 with 4 CDs already released, she teamed with the Kenny Hadley Big band and recorded “Common Thread” and it made no.2 on Amazon’s Jazz bestseller. Her 2005 recording, TENDER TRAP debuted on the National Jazz Charts at 55 and received 4-stars from All Music Guide. She was featured on “Voice of America” with 94 million listeners. When not performing she is busy with her own independent record label and is CEO of the American Big Band Preservation Society.

Amanda will be joined by John Wilkens quitar, Gary Johnson drums, Mark Poniatowski bass, Arnie Krakowsky sax, and Jeff Galindo on the trombone.

Sample Music (MP3): Mas Que Nada

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