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July was a Big Sexy Month for Big Sexy Music. To start the debut of the Big Sexy album “POSTCARDS” at the Gerswhin Hotel was the hottest night of summer sexiness New York City had to offer.  A truly memorable and historical evening was had by all. Luckily cameras were invented for all those who couldn’t attend the ceremony of hip hot jazz. The following night and after a change of outfit, EmZ took to the stage with the Big Sexy Orchestra to perform at Sam Ash Music Store’s “All the Way Live” musical showcase on 34th street in Manhattan. With a stripped down sexy orchestra, Big Sexy kicked off the shoes and got down with some sweet and vicious tunes.

Sam Ash Music Store. July 31.2013. Photography by Cyndi Dawson

Photography by Jim Belmont

EmZ Big Sexy Music at Sam Ash Music Store. Photo by Caprice Starbrite.

Big Sexy and Little Sexy. Photo by Caprice Starbrite.

Peter Rubin on Guitar
Carlos Caldero on Drums
Armand Millitari on Bass
Z Charles on Back up Vocals
EmZ on lead vocals

New Album “POSTCARDS” out now on CD BABY
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/emzbigsexymusic

 

Photo by Tim Lamorte

BY JULIAN CALDWELL

HASTINGS — Emma Zakarevicius grew up in Australia where her Lithuanian grandmother, who was legally blind, would record herself singing and talking and send the cassettes to family members, instead of writing letters.

“I just always felt such a kindred spirit to her because she was so humble and so beautiful and giving, and she loved me so much,” said Zakarevicius, who relocated to Hastings last summer after three years in Irvington.

Now, 10 years after moving to New York, Zakarevicius, known as the singer EmZ, is emulating her grandmother with her debut solo album “Postcards.”  She describes the album as letters to the ones she loves.

“I feel like when I write songs… it’s always dedicated to someone that I can’t stop thinking about,” said Zakarevicius…

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

EmZ and The Big Sexy Orchestra. Photo by Tawania Pettus

Tuesday June 30th EmZ and the Big Sexy Orchestra debuted POSTCARDS at the Gershwin Hotel in New York City. It was a beautiful night full of Hip Hot Jazz and seriously excellent music of epic, sexy proportions. The legendary James Chance started the evening with some old time classics of yesteryear, banging it out on the ivory keys and  transporting the room back in time. After a quick vocalization by the Sexy Sirens, Walter Steding did a heartbreaking soliloquy on the violin and lead the night straight into history.

Walter Steding at the Gershwin Hotel

The Big Sexy Orchestra kept the night hot to trot with the musical prowess of Ken Brady on Keys, Peter Rubin on guitar, John Rosenburg on guitar, Armand Milletari on Bass, Dave Spinley on Sax, James Chance on Sax, Michael Lunapiena the Wandering Cellist on Cello, Geri Silk on flute, Carlos Caldero on drums. The Sexy Sirens, Z Charles, Steph Walker and Marya Lawrence Hart held down the harmonies. Thank you to everyone who came out! Buy your copy of POSTCARDS NOW!

EmZ and the Sexy Sirens. Photo by Tawania Pettus

EmZ. Photo by Tawania Pettus

Postcards from the Gershwin Hotel

EmZ and The Big Sexy OrchestraA Big Sexy Debut of POSTCARDS at the Gershwin Hotel.

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