Imagine a jazz singer-songwriter and actress with blonde ‘40s style curls donning a pantsuit. Now imagine her under 40. Twenty-seven-year-old Nellie McKay’s jazz standard singing and quirky songwriting style has drawn comparisons to singers of old such as Doris Day. Not surprisingly (or very surprisingly), Nellie McKay has released a Doris Day tribute album, Normal As Blueberry Pie. Intoxicating horn sections back her whimsical vocal melodies creating the romantic sounds that define her repertoire and cater to sophisticated public radio fans. See her at Feinstein’s at the Regency June 1-12, with exception of the 7th and 8th. $50.08 – $88.19.
Nellie McKay: The Reincarnation of Doris Day
—by Becky Cook, June 1, 2010