MARJORIE BARNES * 21/1/2013
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A Jazzy Evening
Broadway - Hollywood - Amsterdam
maandag 21 januari 2013
Marjorie Barnes was born and raised in New York City.
Her career in entertainment has been exciting and varied.
Spanning more than 30 years, she has made a name for herself as an actress, singer and entertainer.
Her Broadway credits include starring roles in the musicals Hair, I Love My Wife, The Magic Show,
Pal Joey, and Dreamgirls as well as the drama Freeman. In the mid 70’s, she moved to California to replace Marilyn McCoo as the lead vocalist in the renowned pop group The Fifth Dimension; touring and recording with them for two years. In 1978, Ms. Barnes was asked to take over the starring role in the West End production of Bubbling Brown Sugar in London. Ms. Barnes made Europe her home living first in England, then Paris, Vienna and finally settling in Holland where she married, raised two sons and continued performing. She became known throughout Europe as a first class actress, performer and jazz vocalist. She has performed in musicals and jazz festivals, with symphonies and big bands and with her own trio. Ms. Barnes has had her own Dutch television special, “Dit is Marjorie”, as well as performing on most of the important Dutch television shows from the 1980’s up until 2000. Dutch audiences have seen her star in the musicals Bubbling Brown Sugar, Ain’t Misbehavin’, her one woman show Basic Black,
The Soul Show, and the tribute to Rotterdam, The City, starring Mini and Maxi. She has sung light opera with Marco Bakker, pop duets with Oscar Harris, Renee Froger, Gerard Joling as well as touring with Four Ladies of Swing and with The Dutch Jazz Orchestra’s Tribute to Billy Strayhorne. She has taught master classes in Holland and Germany and helped create the jazz departments at the Hilversum Conservatory and Queen’s Royal Conservatory in Den Haag.
Ms. Barnes is a recording artist who, apart from many collaborative projects with other artists in which she was the featured vocalist, has released three CD’s of her own: I’ve Got A Name (PolyGram), Once You’ve Been In Love ( Jazz Between the Dikes) and Time Heals Everything (Jazz-Impuls).