Happy 25th Anniversary to New York Voices!
From Paquito D’Rivera
Since the early days of my music career, I’ve always been a lover of classic cars and American vocal groups. So having the privilege of performing with the marvelous New York Voices, is like cruising down the Hudson river shore in a torch red 1957 Cadillac convertible.
Happy Anniversary and long life to “The Voices!”
– Paquito D’Rivera, Saxophonist and Clarinetist
From The Manhattan Transfer
The Manhattan Transfer extends our most effusive congratulations and singerly love to our buddies and colleagues The New York Voices on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary. Thanks for keeping our vocal traditions alive and well, but also for breaking new ground and for being just a hell of a lot of fun. We love you guys!
Janis, Cheryl, Tim and Alan
The Manhattan Transfer
From Rob Mounsey
My NEW YORK VOICES friends never fail to thrill and inspire me with their world-class musicianship and the deep beauty of their performances. I worship at their shrines, both collectively and individually! Happy Anniversary, NYV, and long may you swing.
Rob Mounsey, Composer & Arranger
From Ivan Lins
Ok, I’m going to try to say something special to these 4 special persons. I’m gonna find 25 adjectives that I truly feel match these guys.
25-be known as the NEW YORK VOICES
GO NYV! GO NYV! CONGRATULATIONS! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! I lOVE YOU ALL!
From Jimmy Heath
The New York Voices offer all the choices that I love. It is always a pleasure to work with or listen to them.
Jimmy Heath, Saxophonist
From Don Sebesky
So……no more football, so I had nothing to do…..so I went to see this vocal group, the voices from New York, something like that? 2 beautiful girls and 2 scruffy lookin’ guys ….pretty good. They don’t sound like a barbershop quartet, but I hear they are very popular in beauty salons …mostly in the Midwest ……and New Jersey. Go figure. So if they come to your town, maybe you can catch a set. What could it hurt?
MUCH LOVE AND ADMIRATION!
Don Sebesky, Arranger
From Michael Abene
HAPPY 25Th NEW YORK VOICES:
I feel a certain kinship with the group because my wife, Gretchen, and I produced their first recording for GRP Records 25 years ago. At that time besides Darmon, Peter and Kim, the group consisted of Sarah Krieger and Caprice Fox. Lauren has been a terrific addition to the group and it’s been wonderful listening to how much they have matured musically over the years. They are at the top of their game. I look forward to the 50th Anniversary!!
Love and Kisses,
Michael Abene, Arranger