Friday, September 13, 2013

A Message From Mark Winkler!


Yes there are a few seats still left for our CD Release Party this Sunday at Vitello's (but not many!) So for those planning to attend please call (818)769-0905 to reserve. The rehearsal yesterday was smoking and Cheryl told me she has some surprises in store during the show-- and we're going to do some new songs for you people who've seen West Coast Cool before-- so what's not to love?? And speaking of love---

 "CHERYL BENTYNE & MARK WINKLER make the hippest guy/gal vocal duo since Jackie and Roy."
Joe Lange Jersey Jazz

West Coast Cool is artistry that is beyond words. Wow. Just Wow.C. Michael Bailey All About Jazz

This is an utterly fantastic jazz vocal date that raises the bar so high, critics will be comparing dates 50 years from now to this one.  Killer stuff. CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher Midwest Record …

the smooth and vibrant vocals of Winkler and Bentyne, who together take that oft-used phrase "dynamic duo," to a much higher level.  Ed Blanco All About Jazz

One of the few male / female duets in vocal jazz that finds both participants working on equal footing. Grammy winner Cheryl Bentyne turns in her finest effort in a decade and Mark Winkler continues to wow audiences and critics alike with his spot on vocal performances which seem to grow by leaps and bounds with each subsequent release. Brent Black Critical Jazz

Sharper than a shark skin suit lapel, and swinging harder than a hammer thrower, singers Cheryl (Manhattan Transfer) Bentyne and Mark Winkler deliver a red hot tribute to West Coast Cool George W. Harris- Jazz Weekly

“...But it is their shared efforts—particularly the title track, with Winkler’s hipster-list lyric married to Neal Hefti’s “Li’l Darlin’”—that satisfy most, bottling the effervescence of their simpatico rapport”Chris Loudon Jazz Times