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Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob

Cover: $20 // Show: 7:30pm

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Award-winning singer and composer ROBERTA DONNAY & the Prohibition Mob Band are celebrating their brand new release, “My Heart Belongs to Satchmo”, on the Blujazz label. Donnay has recorded with legendary producer Orrin Keepnews and was a touring member of Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. Donnay and her “Prohibition Mob Band” joyfully deliver 1920-30s swing, blues, and roots music in the jazz tradition. Touring the U.S. since 2012, their first album, “A Little Sugar”, spent nine weeks on jazz radio charts, and the follow-up “Bathtub Gin” was named one of the Best Albums of 2015 by DownBeat Magazine. Donnay’s songs and voice can also be heard on film and TV.

“With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay.” – Jazz Times

“This jazz baby makes the '20s roar again and swings out '30s tunes buoyantly enough to float away even the Great Depression...” – San Jose Mercury News

“Donnay takes old school jazz, makes it new cool and most of all makes it fun. It swings
and it swings hard. Old school has never sounded better... (5 stars)” – Brent Black's @Critical Jazz blog

“Donnay's voice could make any classic material sound wondrous and timeless, but the fact that she digs so deep into American musical history -- makes A Little Sugar not only sweet, but a recording that will stand the test of time.” – All Music Guide

“Roberta Donnay has a silky, clean voice that is a small marvel of geniality... All the while, the well-groomed, jazz-inclined Prohibition Mob Band motors along spiritedly.” – DownBeat Magazine

“Once in awhile, a talent comes along that’s an undeniable force of nature. Roberta Donnay, the driving wheel behind Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band, fits that description.” – Music and More Arizona

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