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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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Contact Info
Location: Ulster County, NY
Website: www.marjizintz.us
Email
Phone: (845) 657-3111

Videos
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
Friday
May 20
7:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Back, by popular demand (may be overstating things a little)
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary. all the stuff you love!
Rock da Casbah
216 Main Street
Saugerties, NY   See Map
My debut at RdC on April 29th went so well that we immediately booked two more shows!! So, pop it into your calendar and make sure to be there! Rock da Casbah is a very cool eatery in the heart of the village of Saugerties! They have a great vibe, great menu, and sweet folks making sure you are happy! Looking forward to this!


Photo credit: Ross Pilot ©
Saturday
May 28
5:00 pm
to
7:30 pm
Music in the Woods
with Marji Zintz, Bruce Jay Milner
Acoustic, Contemporary. music you've heard, music you haven't
The Rail Trail Café
310 River Road Ext.
New Paltz, NY   See Map
Keyboardist and vocalist extraordinaire Bruce Milner and I will be playing a leisurely set of music at the fabulous Rail Trail Café!!!! Seriously, this is one of THE coolest and most unique spots! (They call it “The Rail Trail Café” because it's located on a rail trail!)

And, you can get there by car, on foot, and/or by bike! (You could probably get there by cross-country skis, but not this time of year--thank heavens!)

It's a café in the woods, and there are tables and chairs and trees and people and *really* excellent food!

If you're driving, here's the address: Stone Mountain Farm 310 River Rd Ext., New Paltz, NY.

To speak with a knowledgeable person, call (845) 399-5450.

(Photo credit thanks to Maureen Black!!)
Friday
June 3
7:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Back, by popular demand (may be overstating things a little)
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary. all the stuff you love!
Rock da Casbah
216 Main Street
Saugerties, NY   See Map
My debut at RdC on April 29th went so well that we immediately booked two more shows!! So, pop it into your calendar and make sure to be there! Rock da Casbah is a very cool eatery in the heart of the village of Saugerties! They have a great vibe, great menu, and sweet folks making sure you are happy! Looking forward to this!


Photo credit: Ross Pilot ©
Sunday
June 19
10:00 am
Local Food, Local Music...
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Folk/Traditional, and Jazz. Contemporary, Whatnot, etc.
Warwick Valley Farmers Market
21 South Street
Warwick, NY   See Map
It's the fabulous Warwick Valley Farmers' Market, where you can get yummy local food, see your sweet neighbors, and hear LIVE MUSIC!

C'mon! You know you want to!
Marji on the Web
Saturday
June 25
5:00 pm
to
7:30 pm
Music in the Woods
with Becoming Human, Jim Kunkel on guitars, Mickey Kopchak on bass/effects/vocals, Marji Zintz on vocals, Larry Balestra on percussion
Acoustic, Contemporary. music you've heard, music you haven't
The Rail Trail Café
310 River Road Ext.
New Paltz, NY   See Map
Vocalist/guitarist/percussionist Marji Zintz fronts Becoming Human, a trio (and sometimes quartet) performing music composed by guitarist Jim Kunkel and bassist Mickey Kopchak. They explore and inhabit many genres across the musical spectrum, from folk to jazz, modal to avant-garde, spiritual to classical to Brazilian. They honor the space and each other’s unique and evolving “voice,” creating and holding a fertile ground for conversation, interplay, improvisation, and emotion. Joining BH will be Larry Balestra on percussion!

This is one of THE coolest and most unique spots! (They call it “The Rail Trail Café” because it's located on a rail trail!)

It's a café in the woods, and there are tables and chairs and trees and people and *really* excellent food!

If you're driving, here's the address: Stone Mountain Farm 310 River Rd Ext., New Paltz, NY.
Saturday
July 2
11:30 am
to
1:30 pm
Sweet Summertime Music @ The TaSH!
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 wonderful 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 making music to eat)!

Last year was... well, let's not talk about last year... I'm excited to return to this wonderful market now that it's not last year anymore! Won't you join me?

Marji's Website
Saturday
July 16
11:00 am
to
2:00 pm
Local Food ~ Local Music
with Marji Zintz, Jeff Entin
Acoustic, Contemporary, and Folk/Traditional. Standards, originals, etc.
Saugerties Farmers' Market
115 Main Street
Saugerties, NY   See Map
Jeff 'n Marji -- they go together like ... like ... Ketchup & Mustard? No! Even better than that! Come and tell us what spices you think of when you hear us! Then, go to the appropriate booth and get those condiments right at the Market!


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
Wednesday
July 20
4:00 pm
to
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
Wednesday
August 17
4:00 pm
to
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
Sunday
August 21
1:00 pm
to
3:00 pm
Music in the Woods
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary. music you've heard, music you haven't
The Rail Trail Café
310 River Road Ext.
New Paltz, NY   See Map
I will be playing a leisurely set of music at the fabulous Rail Trail Café!!!! Seriously, this is one of THE coolest and most unique spots! (They call it “The Rail Trail Café” because it's located on a rail trail!)

And, you can get there by car, on foot, and/or by bike! (You could probably get there by cross-country skis, but not this time of year--thank heavens!)

It's a café in the woods, and there are tables and chairs and trees and people and *really* excellent food!

If you're driving, here's the address: Stone Mountain Farm 310 River Rd Ext., New Paltz, NY.

To speak with a knowledgeable person, call (845) 399-5450.

(Photo credit thanks to Laura Zimzores!!)
Saturday
August 27
11:00 am
to
2:00 pm
Local Food ~ Local Music
with Marji Zintz, Jeff Entin
Acoustic, Contemporary, and Folk/Traditional. Standards, originals, etc.
Saugerties Farmers' Market
115 Main Street
Saugerties, NY   See Map
Jeff 'n Marji -- they go together like ... like ... Ketchup & Mustard? No! Even better than that! Come and tell us what spices you think of when you hear us! Then, go to the appropriate booth and get those condiments right at the Market!


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
Saturday
September 3
7:30 pm
Featured Performer
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary. Originals, contemporary, Whatnot, etc.
KIngston Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild
320 Sawkill Road
Kingston, NY   See Map
Marji Zintz will be the featured performer at the Kingston Chapter's coffeehouse, which consists of an open mic and a featured performer (that's Marji this month). It starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10:15 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30, open mic sign-up at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 ($5 for Folk Guild members and senior citizens). Folk Guild membership is $10 per year and members are also entitled to discounts at Folk Guild events in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and Rock Tavern.

For more information about the Kingston Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild or the coffeehouse, please email HVFGKingston@hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org.
Marji on the Interweb
Sunday
September 18
1:00 pm
to
3:00 pm
Music in the Woods
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary. music you've heard, music you haven't
The Rail Trail Café
310 River Road Ext.
New Paltz, NY   See Map
I will be playing a leisurely set of music at the fabulous Rail Trail Café!!!! Seriously, this is one of THE coolest and most unique spots! (They call it “The Rail Trail Café” because it's located on a rail trail!)

And, you can get there by car, on foot, and/or by bike! (You could probably get there by cross-country skis, but not this time of year--thank heavens!)

It's a café in the woods, and there are tables and chairs and trees and people and *really* excellent food!

If you're driving, here's the address: Stone Mountain Farm 310 River Rd Ext., New Paltz, NY.

To speak with a knowledgeable person, call (845) 399-5450.

(Photo credit thanks to Laura Zimzores!!)

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