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Somewhere

An Evening of Elegance 

 … of lush strings and gorgeous harmonies. 

It’s  Peter Eldridge,  his sensuous, velvet tones and deep storytelling and  Kenny Werner’s divine arrangements. 
Somewhere. It’s American elegance not heard or seen 
since  Fred Astaire donned a top hat!…  Classic, soulful ballads and stories, including songs by Peter Eldridge, 
Kenny Werner,  Ivan Lins,  Leonard Bernstein and others. 

A few words from Peter ...I  have been working on an album of beautiful ballads set for voice and full string orchestra – titled “Somewhere” – with arrangements by the inimitable Kenny Werner  (this is a project  Kenny and I have been talking about doing for about a decade) . Kenny has truly  outdone himself orchestrating these songs (his string writing is just incredible). Some tunes by me, some by Kenny, and a few well-known classics.

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by MATT MICUCCI

Singer/songwriter and musical alchemist Peter Eldridge teams up with piano legend Kenny Werner on his latest album, Somewhere. This new LP also includes a 20-piece string orchestra conducted by cellist Eugene Friesen, and a sound that pairs timeless romanticism with sophisticated modern harmony in a program of classic standards and clever originals.

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…sophisticated arrangements…It’s lush ...and always classy…
Peter Eldridge’s  baritone timbre, used with elegant delicacy,
greatly enhances this impression…clever and distinguished music…
                                                                
– Yves Dorison, Culture Jazz

Eldridge has a supple voice similar to Mel Torme, though deeper - he is most definitely a jazz singer. Most of the tunes are Eldridge and Werner originals in the manner of the Great American Songbook - so this isn’t just a stroll down that idealized Memory (or Retro) Lane. Eldridge’s ‘Less Than Lovers’ goes for the kind of angst of ‘One for My Baby’ and gets it, too. The medley ’Somewhere/A Time for Love’ achieves the moving, musing grander heard on Sinatra’s ‘Only the Lonely’ (Yup, that good). Eldridge & Werner aren’t merely maintaining the legacy of the great American vocalist - they’re enriching it -  bless them.’    – ICON

Shows

Date Event Location
Peter Eldridge with New York Voices Concordia College, Moorehead, MN Concordia College, Moorehead, MN
Peter /New York Voices with Camila Meza Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
Peter /New York Voices with Trio Smoot Theatre, Parkersburg, WV Smoot Theatre, Parkersburg, WV
 —  — Peter/New York Voices with Trio Blue Note – Beijing, Beijing, China Blue Note – Beijing, Beijing, China
 —  — Peter Eldridge with New York Voices with Trio Blue Note – Shanghai, Shanghai, China Blue Note – Shanghai, Shanghai, China
 —  — Peter Eldridge/ New York Voices with Trio The Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan The Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan
Peter Eldridge / New York Voices with Trio Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
Peter Eldridge with New York Voices ACDA Western Region Conference, Salt Lake City, UT ACDA Western Region Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
 —  — Mele a Hakuwale 2020 workshop w/ Rhiannon Leo Nani Farms, Hakalau, Hawaii Leo Nani Farms, Hakalau, Hawaii
 —  — Peter Eldridge with New York Voices: Vocal Jazz Camp @ Western Michigan University Vocal Jazz Camp @ Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI Vocal Jazz Camp @ Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
 —  — Peter Eldridge/New York Voices International Vocal Jazz Camp Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf , Marktoberdorf, Germany Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf , Marktoberdorf, Germany
 —  — Peter Eldridge residential workshop in Perugia Agriturismo il Corniolo, Perugia, Italy Agriturismo il Corniolo, Perugia, Italy

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