Marsha Heydt and the Project of Love is a group that can make everlasting memories of your special event. The Project of Love is a versatile group that can play in a duet, trio, quartet and quintet format. Marsha's group performs originals, jazz standards from the 30's to today's artists, Latin, Brazilian, funk, and smooth jazz music. As well as, covers of Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder etc . We tailor every project to suit the clients needs.
Marsha recorded her debut album "One Night" on Blue Toucan Records, distributed internationally by Sony Red. It received great critical acclaim and airplay throughout the world. Recently January 2011, Allegro magazine featured her in an article titled "Heaven on Earth": Marsha Heydt's New York. She performs monthly for patients at Rusk at NYU Hospital and a jazz brunch and occasional nights at the Garage in NYC.
Marsha Heydt is an accomplished woodwind player whose stylistic expertise spans the gamut of Latin, Funk, Jazz and Rock. In addition to her Bachelor of Music from the University of the Arts, she holds a Masters in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music.
She has studied privately with Ron Kerber, John Blake, Larry McKenna, Jim Pugh, John Stubblefield and Sir Roland Hanna. In June 2002, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's Professional development Fund awarded her a grant to study with the renowned Jimmie Amadie. She is mentored on sax and flute by Eric Person and Tim Price and teaches at various prestigious private schools and music conservatories in New York City.
Marsha has shared the stage with Grover Washington, Bill Watrous, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, John Stubblefield, George Gee and his "Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra" and with Paul Schaefer in a guest appearance on The David Letterman Show. She has appeared at Gerald Veasley's Jazz Bass in Reading, PA and throughout NYC, at the Iridium, Swing 46, Tomi Jazz, Miles and The Garage.
Critics Rave about Marsha Heydt:
* "Her updates on classics and standards will have you wondering where she's been all your life"
* Smooth Jazz at its finest...her solos are melodic but tasteful….a wonderful rich soulful tone…
............in a league of he own.......
* "An electrifying performance----A touch of class------ "
* "I was blown away by her emotive playing and her instincts as an arranger/composer------Heads and shoulders above the projects more seasoned artists are turning out today----A rising young star"
* "A flat out reed savant-----Her style is poppy----Pastel, assertive and authoritative----There's a certain yearning quality implicit in her playing-----That combines all the right stuff-----She's a keeper"
George W. Carroll
* "A very impressive album----The music grooves----"Good Feelin'" is one of her original songs and I could easily see other saxophonists and musicians adapting and embracing her work---One can only hope she will continue to tantalize and play with a passion----And solidify her position as one of the great musicians of JAZZ"
Author: John Book
Music For America
Marsha Heydt: Saxophonist/ Flutist
Norman Pors: Keyboard
Carlo DeRosa: Bass
Renato Thoms: Percussion
Rossen Nedelchev: Drums
Jazz legends have influenced me throughout life.....Charlie Parker, Groover Washington, Tito Puente, Sonny Rolins, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
Each performance is catered to the needs of the client and the event. I want each performance to be special and detail oriented for the best life experience.
Microphones, Music Stands, Amps
Up Jumped Spring - Freddie Hubbard
A Night in Tunsia - Dizzy Gillespie
Twistin Baby - Marsha Heydt
My Favorite Things - Richard Rogers
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
Shram Splat - Marsha Heydt
Serenade to a Cuckoo - Roland Kirk
The Bull - Marsha Heydt
Blue Ashram - Marsha Heydt
Green Dolphin - Ned Washington
Afrikan - Norman Pors
Shine - Marsha Heydt
Speak Low - Kirk Weil
Beatrice - Sam Rivers
Cold Duck - Eddie Harris
Listen Here - Eddie Harris
Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova - Eddie Harris
A-Train - Billy Strayhorn
One Night - Marsha Heydt
Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard
Liberated Brother - Horace Silver
Black Cow - Donald Fagen
Straight No Chaser - Thelonius Monk
Blue Bossa - Kenny Durham
Lady Bird - Tadd Dameron
The Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Have you met Miss Jones - Richard Rodgers
I Want You to Know - Marsha Heydt
Doxy - Sonny Rollins
Killer Joe - Benny Golson
Put a Little Love in Your Heart - Jackie DeShannon
Empire State - Jay-Z
Red Cross - Charlie Parker
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
All Of Me - Seymour Simons
Sentimental Journey - Les Brown
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Thing's Ain't What They Used To Be - Mercy Ellington
All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Work Song - Nat Adderly
Come Rain or Come Shine - Harold Arlent
Good Bait - Tadd Dameron
Now's the Time - Charlie Parker
Song for my Father - Horace Silver
Summertime - George Gershwin
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Josef Zawinul
Stella By Starlight - Victor Young
You Stepped Out Of A Dream - Nacio Herb Brown
Night and Day - Cole Porter
New York New York - John Kander
Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Little B's Poem - Bobby Hutchinson
There Will Never Be Another You - Jerome Kern
That's All - Alan Brandt
The in Crowd - Billy Page
Cedar's Blues - Cedar Walton
Love is Here to Stay - George Gershwin
And Many More
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Other, Private Party, Prom, Restaurant, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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