Phoebe Katis, Michael Mayo

September 22nd, 2022 9:30pm   Stage 2

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Phoebe Katis

UK native now NYC-based artist Phoebe Katis is launching her fourth studio album at a special intimate show at Rockwood Music Hall on September 22nd. Her new music continues to capture her broadway-adjacent influences, packed with infectious melodies, soaring vocal harmony & lyrics full of self-aware honesty. Combined with her pop-funk bops & soulful harmonic tendencies, Phoebe’s diversity as an artist, songwriter, and pianist is captivating. She first came to the US on tour with guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong as his guest vocalist and support act, moving to NYC in February 2021 to further make her mark on the industry. Her performance history has taken her to iconic venues, including the Troubadour LA, Thalia Hall Chicago, Brooklyn Bowl NYC, and more. Phoebe’s last album, ‘Sweet Reunion,’ has been enjoyed by many, and her music can also be heard in BAFTA and BIFA winning feature film Kilo Two Bravo. An exciting new chapter awaits.

Michael Mayo

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Whether Michael Mayo is performing with his band, as a guest, or alone with a looper pedal, the LA native’s commanding and other worldly vocalese is quickly gathering critical and commercial acclaim around the globe. Born to two successful musicians, Mayo grew up just a little more than 20 feet from the likes of Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder. This proximity helped Mayo create a musical path centered around elements of R&B, Soul and Jazz, forging his musical identity long before he hit the stage. Mayo attended the acclaimed Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, only the third vocalist to be accepted into the 20-year-old program, where he learned from the likes of Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Now living in Brooklyn, and still in his 20s, Mayo is a veteran international performer whose highlights include singing at the White House, the Kennedy Center and Renée Fleming’s American Voices Festival, as well as the Panama Jazz Festival. Most recently he has recorded and performed with Herbie Hancock, Jacob Collier, Kneebody, Gretchen Parlato, Josh Groban, Ben Wendel, and Becca Stevens among many others. His own band performance was a standout at the 2019 Playboy Jazz Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, and Monterey Jazz Festival. Signed to Mack Avenue/Artistry Records, Mayo’s debut record BONES, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Eli Wolf (Norah Jones, Al Green, The Roots) was released on June 4th, 2021.