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Marji Zintz  ... is a Solo performing Acoustic, Folk/Traditional, and Jazz music.

With a voice that has been likened to, among others, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, the late Eva Cassidy, and Shawn Colvin, Marji Zintz is a solo vocalist/arranger/acoustic guitarist who is known for her sweet voice; heart-felt, soulful interpretations; spot-on intonation; extensive, genre-busting repertoire; and masterful guitar playing. Marji performs material that takes the listener on a personal journey of growth and loss and love as well as material that asks the bigger and harder questions. She uses the guitar to its fullest potential as a melodic, harmonic, and percussive instrument.

Marji's passion for music was ignited by her dad, who was always singing; he had a beautiful, smokey voice and excellent taste in music. Marji recalls many nights washing and drying dishes, and many long road trips, singing song after song after song with her dad and her sister ~ usually in 3-part harmony.

Aside from a couple of sessions with the "Mayor of Greenwich Village," Dave Van Ronk, Marji is entirely self-taught on guitar. Marji also enjoyed the benefit of a few sessions with jazz vocalists Janet Lawson and Jay Clayton, and has been influenced by Joni Mitchell, Sheila Jordan, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, the Beatles, Betty Carter, Eddie Jefferson, Chet Baker, and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, to name a few.

Marji brings a long and diverse performance resume, working in myriad settings since the 1970s as a vocalist and guitarist. She has performed in voice/double bass duets with such notable players as Mike Richmond, Jay Anderson, Josef Pelletier, and Vin Warner. She also worked in a progressive jazz-based ensemble that included Erik Lawrence on reeds and Jim Kunkel on guitar, often using her voice as one of the horns. She has worked in collaboration with improvisational vocalists Victoria Christgau and Shula Ruth Weinstein in a mostly a capella recording and performance project called Sister Sound, and has arranged, recorded, and performed with many other innovative musical projects over the years as well as performing as a soloist. And, she is currently one third of the innovative trio Becoming Human, performing original songs of observation, realization & transformation.

Marji also teaches guitar and coaches voice and harmony in the Hudson Valley.

In addition to performing the original compositions of her friends who are internationally acclaimed, very gifted songwriters, including Michael Fracasso and Eric Wood, and more regionally known artists such as Jim Lord, Jim Kunkel, and EC Lorick, Marji interprets and covers a wide range of material crossing into several genres, from folk to rock to jazz, including Tom Waits, Jobim, Cole Porter, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Her songbook is as extensive as it is diverse, allowing her to perform easily for five hours without repeating herself.

Marji has shared the bill with such diverse acts as Koko Taylor, Vance Gilbert, Tracy Grammer, David Amram, Pete Seeger, sonia and disappear fear, Spook Handy, Tom Paxton, Jonathan Edwards, the Kennedys, and Robbie Robertson and has performed and/or recorded with Jim Kunkel, Josef Pelletier, Jay Anderson, Mike Richmond, Vin Warner, Ron Wilson, Robert Weinstein, EC Lorick, Dawn Casteel-Lorick, John Marshall, Victoria Christgau, and Shula Ruth Weinstein.

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Location: Ulster County, NY

Sumatran Fire (composer: E.C. Lorick) (recorded at AIR Studio, Kingston, NY)

Big Sister (composer: Michael Fracasso) (recorded at the Minstrel, Morristown, NJ)

Calendar for Marji Zintz
July 21
9:30 am
11:00 am
Sweet Summertime Music
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary, and Folk/Traditional. jazz, rock, all the good stuff...
Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers' Market
Patriots' Park
Sleepy Hollow, NY   See Map
Join me at this new-for-me market! Farmers' markets are sublime, and this one offers "more than 30 vendor stalls that hug a sun-dappled, grassy lawn, where the best area musicians entertain, kids dance and play, friends and families socialize, and everyone eats" (except, of course, the musicians, who are too busy entertaining to eat)!
Marji's Website
July 21
5:30 pm
Music Festival in Rosendale!
with Becoming Human
Jazz, World. original
Rosendale Street Festival, Red Brick Stage
Rosendale, NY   See Map
It's the annual Rosendale Street Festival, boys and girls!!!!

This year, we'll be playing on the Red Brick Stage We're going to have FUN, and you will, too!

The festival (in case you never heard of it) is a family-friendly, two-day event that takes over Main Street and boasts 6 stages, over 70 bands, over 100 of the best vendors in the Hudson Valley. There'll be parades, kids' crafts, film festivals, and lots of yummy eats!

This is a completely volunteer-run event and proceeds go to supporting the music departments of the Kingston, New Paltz, and Rondout Valley School Districts.

So much music and joy and summertime bliss!!!!

This is the place to be this weekend, so bring a lawn chair, c'mon down, and get ready to have a great time!
Becoming Human on the web
July 21
8:00 pm
Eclectic ShowCase
with Becoming Human, Derek Knott, Dave Kearney (also hosting)
Contemporary, Acoustic, and Jazz. folk, rock, original, mind-blowing, transformative
Green Kill Arts Space
229 Greenkill Ave
Kingston, NY   See Map
Three captivating performers in a beautiful space!

An evening of acoustic music hosted by Dave Kearney... doors 7:30 pm. music 8:00 pm.
Becoming Human on the web
July 22
8:00 pm
Songs of Observation, Realization & Transformation
with Becoming Human
Contemporary. original, transformative, mind-blowing, healing
330 Main Street
Beacon, NY   See Map
Becoming Human (Jim Kunkel on guitar, Marji Zintz on voice, Mickey Kopchak on bass, and Larry Balestra on percussion) bring their innovative sound to Beacon!

"Melodic and chaotic, carried to other realms of thought and sound. Lyrically strong, vocally enchanted, musically captivated. I will do my best to see Becoming Human again as soon as I can. Thank you for a wonderful musical experience." (Ralph)

"If Flora Purim and Pat Matheny had a baby, this is what it would sound like." (Fran)

"Holy sh!t!!" (Sharon)
Becoming Human on the web
August 15
4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Music at the Market
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary, and Folk/Traditional. Jazz, originals, etc.
Coxsackie Farmers' Market
1 Betke Boulevard
Coxsackie, NY   See Map
Thank heavens for farmers' markets... AND...thank the farmers!

Get your delicious, local, healthful food and enjoy some lovely music and community, too. See you at the market!
Marji's Website
August 22
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
Local Food ~ Local Music
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Jazz, and Folk/Traditional. pop, contemporary, whatnot, etc.
West Milford Farmer's Market
1452 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ   See Map
Music at a farmers market!! What fun! Buy some fresh, local produce; hear some music, maybe pick up a CD! Not bad for a Wednesday afternoon in the late summertime!

The truth is that this event is happening every Wednesday afternoon during the growing season, and there are other very fine musicians scheduled at each one of these. Visit their website for more information.
Marji's Website
September 8
11:00 am
2:00 pm
Local Food ~ Local Music
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary, and Folk/Traditional. Standards, originals, etc.
Saugerties Farmers' Market
115 Main Street
Saugerties, NY   See Map
I'm blessed to be performing this magnificent weekend at the Saugerties Farmers' Market from 11 am to 2 pm.

These folks really know how to put on a farmers' market! Plenty of tables and chairs and umbrellas and yummy things to eat and lots of sunshine and music. It's going to be a gorgeous weekend.

Why not come out to the farmers' market, support farmers, local music, and community? It'll be great to see you! The market is located at 115 Main Street in Saugerties, New York.
Marji's Website
September 14
7:00 pm
with Marji Zintz, and Jeff Entin
Acoustic. folk, rock, original, this, that, and the other thing
The Windham Local Public House
5410 New York 23
Windham, NY   See Map
The Windham Local is a new community-oriented cafe, restaurant and bar located in downtown Windham, NY. Their menu highlights fresh ingredients from local farms as well as coffee and espresso and a delicious selection of locally made beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The music will be SUPERB! Come check out this new spot!
Marji's Website
September 15
7:30 pm
Artful music!
with Becoming Human, with Jim Kunkel on guitar, Marji Zintz on vocals & percussion, Mickey Kopchak on bass, with Larry Balestra on percussion
Contemporary, Jazz, and Alternative. songs of observation, realization & transformation
Amity Gallery
110 Newport Bridge Road
Warwick, NY   See Map
Becoming Human is four people who have been making lots of music for lots of years and are coming together now for this special, artful, moving, evocative project. Most of the pieces performed will be Jim's compositions. Mickey also composes.
Becoming Human on the web
October 4
7:00 pm
First Thursdays Music Series
with Marji Zintz, Too soon to tell, but two other wonderful artists, hosted by Maureen & Don Black!
Acoustic, Folk/Traditional, and Jazz. etc.
High Falls Café
12 Stone Dock Road
High Falls, NY   See Map
It's an early night with great food, delicious music, and a good vibe.

Three wonderful, interesting, and diverse performers PLUS Maureen and Don, who are just beautiful!!

This is a sweet music scene in a sweet venue. Things get under way early, so if you wanna hear all this great music, don't be late! Great food on the menu at a reasonable price. Hope you can come!

Marji's Website

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