Jazz Concerts and Shows

Teri Roiger Quartet
Mon, Jan 28

Birthday celebration at Mezzrow, NYC
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Teri Roiger, vocals
Frank Kimbrough, piano
John Menegon, bass
Steve Williams, drums

Teri has an intuitive laid back sense of time reminiscent of Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter but with her own uniquenes. JACK DEJOHNETTE (Legendary Jazz Drummer & 2012 NEA JazzMaster)

The Cannon Falls-reared, New York-based jazz veteran is an accomplished and knowing singer. On last year’s thoroughly rewarding “Ghost of Yesterday: Shades of Lady Day,” she shows her depth and range, sparkling on Gil-Scott Heron’s lively, sax-spiked “Lady Day and John Coltrane,” the saucy, scat-buoyed “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” and the wonderfully woozy “It’s Easy to Remember.” Props to her bass-playing husband, John Menegon, who crafted the imaginative arrangements. Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star/Tribune (June 2018)

A vocalist who wraps (Abbey) Lincoln’s complex songs around her finger… MARC MYERS, JAZZWAX.COM

Vocalist and Minneapolis native Teri Roiger isn’t afraid to expand the canon of her heartfelt influences. On “Ghosts of Yesterday,” she wrote lyrics to two Lester Young saxophone solos, and to Ella Fitzgerald’s vocalese on the tune, “Them There Eyes”—all in the context of a Billie Holiday tribute. Thelonious Monk’s family blessed her lyrics to the composer’s classic, “Misterioso,” which she rechristened “Listen To Your Soul.” That blend of daring and intimacy with the music is evident in her singing too. Britt Robson, Minneapolis City Pages, (June 2018)

To hear Teri Roiger is to experience that peculiarly beautiful combination of improvisation, tone, feeling, and phrasing that are distinct elements of jazz freedom. She is made for those who still understand the meaning of the term the real thing STANLEY CROUCH (Author, Cultural Critic & 2019 NEA Jazz Master)

…a voice like the finest bittersweet chocolate full of rich, dark, contradicting flavors that miraculously blend to create one of the most original vocal instruments in decades. PLAYBOY MAGAZINE

Powerfully moving…segacious warmth…impressively deep… CHRISTOPHER LOUDON, JazzTimes