Laurie Antonioli and the American Dreams Band at Yoshi's Oakland
Celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell has influenced countless musicians. In particular, jazz musicians have been drawn to her complex forms and unique harmonic perspective. Laurie Antonioli, known as an authentic and fiercely original jazz singer, reveals that before listening to and learning the bebop tunes of Charlie Parker, she was playing guitar and singing Joni Mitchell's music. Says Antonioli, "It’s like slipping into a warm bath -- coming home to these songs I love so much. Joni shaped my early creative life and has stayed with me throughout the years. Her vivid musical landscapes and stories are not only a part of me, but a part of my generation." The band’s arrangements add a spacious jazz flare, bringing new life to each piece. With this alchemy of depth, poetic lyricism and Antonioli's signature sound, each tune evolves like a movie, stories made of melodies, harmonies and words that provide the listener with fresh perspectives on Joni’s songs....
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