The Music of Laura Nyro Holiday Show, Feat. Diane Garisto - 12/17
at City Winery New York City
- 2:00pm (Estimated End Time)
Brunch Special feat. Diane Garisto
DIANE GARISTO (Lead Vocals) Like Laura Nyro, Diane grew up in New York City, immersed in its musical soul. So it's not surprising that she also grew up an avid fan of Laura Nyro. Diane sang on her first recording at the age of eight, and went on to record with Billy Joel, Nile Rodgers, George Benson, Carly Simon, Laurie Anderson, Malcolm McLaren, and other industry notables. She toured extensively with Steely Dan, and had the good fortune to sing on Paul Simon's Grammy Award-winning Album of the Year, Graceland. But what she considers her most meaningful musical experience came in the mid-'90s, when she became a member of Laura Nyro's Harmony Group. As one of the trio of Nyro's backing vocalists, Diane traveled throughout the US and Japan, and also recorded two live albums. Diane has put together Stoned Soul Picnic, a celebration of the art and soul of Laura Nyro, featuring a band of top-notch New York City musicians and singers -- her way, she says, of keeping Nyro's flame burning.