marciafeldman.biz - Vocalist
Marcia Guntzel Feldman is an exciting vocalist who has performed internationally at nightclubs, concerts, jazz festivals and private functions. She was nominated for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist in the 1995 Boston Music Awards. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music (Magna Cum Laude), she has appeared with Boston's finest musicians. From opening for the late Sarah Vaughan to playing concerts in Europe to singing at the Portsmouth Jazz Festival, Ms. Feldman delights audiences with her smooth vocal style and unique arrangements. She has released three recordings, her debut cassette "STAND UP", her jazz CD and cassette "Believe in Spring" and her healing CD and cassette "Hospice Music".
Marcia has a wide range of experience in the recording studio as producer, arranger, composer and vocalist. Her producing credits include "STAND UP", "Believe in Spring" and "Hospice Music" (Cool Biz Productions), "Home" (Stardust Melodies), "I'll Be Listening" (Big Noise Records), and "Music Box" (Spirit Music). She has experience as an administrator at Blue Hill Recordings and Spirit Music Inc., two independent record labels. Ms. Feldman performs on numberous albums and projects including the soundtrack for an episode of the PBS series "American Experience" for WGBH-TV.
She can be heard nationally on several jingles including Lighting Concepts, Volvo of Las Vegas, The Capital City Mall, Bed Masters and Jamies on the Square. Her radio interviews include SFB4 (Berlin, Germany), KCSM-FM (San Francisco), WGBH-FM (Boston) and KUMR-FM (Rolla, Missouri).
Ms. Feldman founded the Women Musicians Coalition, a peer group of professional female musicians in 1989. They presented a panel duscussion at the International Association of Jazz Educators national conference entitled, "Integrating Female Students into the Jazz Classroom".
Ms. Feldman held a private practice teaching voice from 1984 - 1990. She taught singing classes at The Children's Theatre Company (Mpls, MN), The Blue Heron Rookery (Rolla, MO), The School of Sound and Interface (Boston, MA).Boston Music Awards Nomination
Believe in Spring - CD
Marcia Guntzel Feldman brings to life this spirited collection of exciting jazz favorites. Her warm vocal style, unique interpretation and percussive phrasing shine in this digitally recorded compact disc and cassette. The arrangements range from the poignant version of Bernstein's "Some Other Time" to the humorous, tongue in cheek rendition of the classic, "Cheek to Cheek". With dynamic performances by groove-meisters Brad Hatfield, Matt Gordy, John Turner and Mike Monaghan, "Believe in Spring" swings hard and showcases some of Boston's finest musicians.
"She plays music to ease passage out of this world" -Cynthia Cantrell, Globe Correspondent, September 7, 2006
"She sings...with so much style, you feel you're up in the Rainbow Room with a million lights of Manhatten flickering like hot coals beneath you." -Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion
"Marcia Guntzel (Feldman) is a pure jazz singer. Her voice is light and has something of Astrud Gilberto's lilt. She plays with the beat as subtly as Peggy Lee and shows a disarming purity on ballads. Her sound is special and haunting". -Jerome Wilson, Cadence Magazine
"Marcia Guntzel (Feldman) is a gifted performer with a bright future. She is an American 'renaissance woman', a uniquely talented lady with myriad abilities and interests. She has a high degree of much-needed taste and is sure to be a noted force in the future of vocal jazz". -Todd Jenkins, JAZZ NEWS
"Elegant, with sophisticated soul, vocalist Marcia Guntzel (Feldman) breathes life into a song. 'Believe in Spring' is splashed with colorful classics. Marcia's delivery has style and grace. Her sweet sound has been heard in Boston on radio stations...and, of course, you can hear her the best way...singing in the clubs. (She's) backed by some of the hottest players in the Boston area". -New England Performer Magazine
"You wear your heart and your soul on your sleeve. You're honest, soulful and sweet. I love the CD!" -Tony Cennamo, WBUR-FM
CD's & Cassette Tapes:
To pay by check, send $12 for a cassette tape and $17 for a Compact Disc to the address below. Shipping and handling is included. Please make checks payable to "Marcia Feldman"
P.O. Box 4134
Dedham, MA 02027-4134