Tonight at The Barns, swing-inspired big-band jazz extraordinaires Chaise Lounge pair vibrant melodies with the glowing vocals of Marilyn Older.
Chaise Lounge is a D.C.-based, ’60s-inspired band comprised of the best jazz musicians in the area: Marilyn Older (vocals), Charlie Barnett (guitar, piano), John Jensen (trombone, trumpet), Gary Gregg (woodwinds), Pete Ostle (bassist), and Tommy Barrick (drummer).
“It’s kind of like the hottest sounds of 1962 that really didn’t happen in 1962.”— Barnett
Chaise Lounge’s most recent album, Insomnia (2012), includes original songs and covers and was praised as “a modern pomo lounge with a retro vibe to set the framework, but the picture in the frame is as modern as can be.”—Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Locally, the group has collaborated with the McLean Orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Capital City Symphony, and hard rock/punk band Adam West.
Outside the band, Older has contributed songs to several independent films, and Barnett has composed scores for more than 400 projects including music for National Geographic.
Chaise Lounge swings in on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8 pm.