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      June 12, 2020

      Friday   9:00 PM

      2537 Broadway at 95th Street
      New York, New York 10025

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      Mennie/Minasi Duo

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      Carol Mennie / Dom Minasi Duo

      Carol began singing jazz in 1989 when she met her husband, jazz guitarist Dom Minasi, and by April 1990 they debuted as a duo in the Kingsborough College Jazz Concert. Carol combined her singing & acting in the dual role of Lady Blues and Mrs. Beckoff in the revival of TORCH SONG TRILOGY in New York, where Dom was the Musical Director.

      Carol and Dom have worked as a duo since 1990, performing in the most noted clubs, including Birdland, Smoke and The Blue Note in New York City. During the 1999 Christmas Season they performed at the Clinton White House. In 2002 they performed with their septet at the Central Park Bandshell. Carol can be heard on Dom Minasi’s Time Will Tell on Monk’s ’ Round Midnight. She is featured on Dom’s website ( as well as her own: (

      Her 2004 release as a solo artist I’m Not A Sometime Thing produced arranged by Dom with 5 of his originals, met with glowing reviews. Other collaborations include being featured on Dom’s double CD extravaganza, The Vampire’s Revenge voted ‘Top 10 Album of 2006’ by Downbeat’s Howie Mandel.
      Carol is currently working on her next album featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith.

      What Critics Are Saying About Carol Mennie’s “I’m Not A Sometime Thing”

      “...highly recommended.”
      “...reservoirs of emotion ... like Billie Holliday...” Jim Santella:

      Don Williamson: Jazz - "I'm Not A Sometime Thing’ is a wonderful and adventurous first outing
      by the New York vocalist. It is, sultry, playful ...”

      Russ Musto of NY Daily Jazz Newspaper - “Mennie makes you listen to a lyric, whether you felt like it or not".

      “Carol Mennie steps out as a leader and hits one out of the park.”

      “...a worthy addition to any jazz collection.” - Michael Bailey: Senior Editor

      Quotes About Carol Mennie’s “Round Midnight” Vocal Featured on Dom Minasi’s Time Will Tell CDM 1003

      “Carol Mennie’ s authoritative alto voice gives the room a subtle tinge of smoke and dimmed lights.” - Jim Santella:

      “...Carol Mennie supplying pliant vocals, perfect with Minasi’s and Ulrich’s strings.”

      “...Mennie, contributes a haunting interpretation of the lyric.”

      Karl Stober: Ejazz News Frank A. Matzer:

      Jay Collins Bruce Galenter: Down Town Music Gallery News Letter

      C. Michael Bailey: “...added the voice of Carol Mennie to ‘Round Midnight’ to bring microtonal lyrical expression to the tune.”

      Don Williamson: Jazz Review - “ ‘Round Midnight’ is an exquisite piece with the sensual overtones of wife Carol Mennie. This is a superb emotion to end this long- awaited project. The strings and vocals flow in you as they were making love to your senses."

      Cost: FREE

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