CAROLE J. BUFFORD in “COME TOGETHER: WHEN THE 1960s MET THE 1970s”
Thursday, September 20, 2018 8pm
After a sold out-run of You Don’t Own Me: The Fearless Females of the 1960s, Carole J. Bufford returns to the West Coast with an all new show now exploring the change in the musical landscape from 1965-1975. With music made famous by Cher, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Dusty Springfield, Otis Redding, Linda Ronstadt, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more, Come Together explores the ever-changing music industry in one of the most exciting, controversial, and impactful ten years our country has ever seen.
“The real thing: you know it when you see it…The way her voice, with its blues inflections, cut a swath, leaving nothing standing, tempts me to describe her with groveling hyperbole as an earthier, more acerbic 21st-century Barbra Streisand.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“Her voice, bright yet sensual, soared…Bufford threw herself into each number; her exuberance and sense of humour won us over from the outset.”
-Clive Davis, The Times (UK)
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought after young performers in the New York cabaret & jazz scene. Her recent shows, “speak easy.” (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks) and “Body & Soul” earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a Nightlife, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Award for Outstanding Vocalist. She has traveled all over the US (The Colony’s Royal Room- Palm Beach; Venetian Room- Dallas; Cabaret 313- Detroit; Broadway By The Bay- San Mateo; Upright Cabaret- L.A.) and recently made her London Debut to great critical acclaim.
Recently, Carole was featured in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook series at Jazz @ Lincoln Center. She has been spotlighted in numerous “Broadway By The Year” concerts, both at The Town Hall and in California. Carole recently starred in Scott Siegel’s “11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock” at Feinstein’s at The Loew’s Regency along with Christina Bianco and Scott Coulter. The show played every Thursday and enjoyed an eight month run, one of the longest in Feinstein’s history.
Carole J. Bufford originally hails from Lincolnton, GA where she grew up on healthy doses of Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Dinah Washington, & Bessie Smith. She attended Ithaca College where she majored in Musical Theater. She is a firm believer in honoring, celebrating, & teaching the Great American Songbook, both material written yesterday and today. She’d also like someone playing a nasty slide trombone to follow her around punctuating her daily activities.