“I don’t really remember the first record that I bought, but I do remember having my own record player when I was a little girl about five or six years old. And I would borrow my parents’ albums. They had a big stack of 33 RPMs, and I was listening to all of their records … Al Hirt, Boots Randolph, Wayne Newton, Brenda Lee and whatever else they had.
At one point in my parents’ career, they owned a little bar and grill that had a jukebox. And I got all of the 45s after they came out of the jukebox. I would listen to every single 45 … both sides. It was one of favorite things to do … to be downstairs playing while I was listening to records. There was always music on the stereo.
I think that, as a musician, half of your education is listening.”
Singer (and Shaker High School grad) Kim Nazarian and the other remembers of Grammy Award-winning jazz vocal quartet New York Voices will lift their voices in concert at Voorheesville High School’s performing arts center at 7:30pm on Friday (February 3). Tix are $25.