reporter: Miguel Dominguez
On February at the Episcopal Actors Guild, located at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, but more lovingly known as "The Little Church Around The Corner," Actress/Songstress Myriam Phiro arranged for a performance with friend musicians to promote her newly published music CD My Reverie.
|Myriam's accompanists Ron Jackson, Luiz Ebert, Dan Martinez, Robert Bosscher, with Myriam at center|
Praising her colleagues—"I've played all over the city with Ron Jackson, the guitarist who for about a year now taught me a lot of what I know about jazz, and through him I met Robert Bosscher (Pianist). The other Two, Dan Martinez (Bassist) and Luiz Ebert (Drummer) came through other gigs, as well as the bassist who recorded the CD, Eduardo Belo, who was not present at the show." NYC really does have the best calibre when it comes down to musicians so I am extremely grateful to be backed up by such an amazing team!"
"I recorded an EP as a sort of "demo" of the different genres I specialize in; picking songs that have been very significant to me in my career development, as well as in my Life in general (Ex: "Mon mec a moi" was the first song I ever sang, "My Childhood" was the first song I sang in NYC, "Non je ne regrette rien" is a tribute to Edith Piaf; my lifetime inspiration. Since there are more than 6 songs that changed my life as a performer, I decided to present them at the CD Release Party; themed with a "My Reverie and the songs beyond" flair. Among them was a few songs from the american songbook, some french classics and of course the songs from the CD. I picked songs that made my career alive in NYC as well as some new ones that people are not used to hear me sing. The evening was a bit of a celebration of my latest accomplishments and the ones to come."
|Besides her accompanists, Myriam also asked other friend musicians to be part of the performance.|
Damian Boucher (Violin), Ron, Luiz, Dominique Gagne (Flute),Myriam,
Dan, Robert, and Benjamin Ickies (accordion)
For those who couldn't attend and would like to receive Myriam's CD, please visit myriamphiro.com. Stay tuned for more extravaganza in the coming months!
Also, click here to read the article from August 27, 2012 I did of her performance at La Carafe Wine and Bar.