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Brynn Stanley

Brynn Stanley Performs for Minette’s Angels

Attendees of the Minette’s Angels Celebration of Angels gala on Thursday, April 26th at the Park Savoy Estate will be treated to the soulful jazz vocals of Brynn Stanley at cocktail hour! 

This Fairleigh Dickinson University graduate has been charming audiences on both coasts with her “Classic” EP that contains her unique interpretations of some of the timeless American standards. Her smooth, silky voice has drawn comparisons to classic legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee and modern stars like Norah Jones and Diana Krall.

Brynn got her start playing piano and singing with her sister, Jackie, in her parents’ living room. She would orchestrate family performances, and force her siblings to be in her short films and music videos. And thanks to her Dad’s shared love of The Beatles, Brynn memorized the words to every song and learned to sing harmony. Early stage fright reserved those performances for her family living room, but while attending college, Brynn took a leap of faith and began to sing publicly.

One night, while sitting around a piano with friends singing Broadway show tunes, Brynn’s friends encouraged her to try out for the upcoming musical. She eventually landed the lead role of ‘Sheila’ in the musical “Hair”. The following year Brynn changed her major to pursue her newfound passion.

After graduation, Brynn embarked on a singing career, immersing herself in countless performances with the most polished bands and venues in the Tri-State area. These performances included being the featured vocalist for official events held by the Governor of New Jersey and appearances at Mayo Performing Arts Center, The Metropolitan Room and Shanghai Jazz.

In 2013, Brynn headed West to California to broaden her career prospects and, through newly formed musical relationships, created her first ever original album, 2015’s “Hello, California”. The album is a unique blend of contemporary pop and hints of the jazz she loves, with influences ranging from Sara Bareilles to Michael Bublé.

Ultimately, Brynn knew she wanted to record standards from the Great American Songbook. Thanks to Executive Producer, Eric Lindquist of Sonopath Productions, this dream became a reality with the release of “Classic”, Brynn’s five-song EP. The recordings were done in Los Angeles with Grammy & Emmy Award-nominated engineer Jorge Vivo and producer & jazz recording artist Tony Guerrero at the helm.

Currently, she can be seen performing in and around New York and Los Angeles with her jazz trio at the famous Chateau Marmot in Hollywood, Vitello’s Jazz and Supper Club, Herb Albert’s Vibrato’s and Shanghai Jazz (voted “one of the top 100 great jazz clubs in the world”). While developing a reputation as a soulful jazz singer with an enthusiasm to please audiences of any age, Brynn continues to garner strong reviews from press, band mates, bandleaders and concert promoters.

For more information about Brynn Stanley, visit BrynnStanley.com.

To learn more about Minette’s Angels and to donate, visit MinettesAngels.org.

Liz Tuccillo

MPAC’s “Conversations & Cocktails with Liz Tuccillo”

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Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown recently hosted nearly 100 young professionals and patrons at “Conversations and Cocktails” with best-selling author and screenwriter Liz Tuccillo!

The event included networking opportunities, hors d’oeurvres, specialty cocktails and more held in MPAC’s Starlight Room before Liz Tuccillo took the stage. Ms. Tuccillo shared insights from her career, starting out as a graduate of New York University with a concentration in experimental theater then detailing her transition into screenwriting and eventual success as an author. The audience enjoyed her humor-filled lecture, followed by an acute Q&A session and book signings with the author.

Liz Tuccillo is best known for writing for two seasons on HBO’s “Sex and the City.” She went on to co-author the self-help book “He’s Just Not That Into You”, which was turned into a feature film of the same title. Her first novel, “How to Be Single”, has also been turned into a film that premiered in movie theaters on February 12, 2016. She is also the creator of the 2005 television series Related which aired on the WB network and worked on NBC’s “Smash.” She recently wrote and directed her first feature film “Take Care” and is currently developing Roz Chast’s graphic novel “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant” for television.

For more information about MPAC, go to MAYOArts.org.