In the tradition of Laura Nyro's celebrated holiday concerts in New York City, please join Diane Garisto and her band for a Stoned Soul Highline Holiday Brunch. Diane was a member of Laura Nyro's vocal Harmony Group until Nyro's passing in the Mid 90s. In this concert dedicated to the memory of the late/great singer/songwriter, Diane will sing some of her favorite tunes and share stories about her extraordinary experiences recording and touring with Nyro. Diane's stellar band of New York musicians includes Larry Saltzman, Elise Morris, David Rosenberg, Andy Huenerberg, Emily Bindiger, Janie Barnet, Carolee Goodgold, and Margaret Dorn, plus special guests. So surry down to our Stoned Soul Holiday Picnic!
DIANE GARISTO began her performing career at the age of ten singing "Yabba-dabba-doo!" in a Flintstone's Vitamins jingle. From that auspicious beginning she has forged a career that has taken her in the studio and around the world, working with such industry notables as Carly Simon, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Laurie Anderson, and Grace Jones. She toured extensively with Steely Dan and had the good fortune to sing on Paul Simon's award-winning "Graceland" and Billy Joel's evocative "River of Dreams." In a richly varied career she has lent her voice to many commercials and movie soundtracks, and performed on television. But of all of her professional collaborations, none has had greater personal resonance than her connection with Laura Nyro, an idol of Diane's since her girlhood. As a member of Nyro's Harmony Group, Diane toured the US and Japan, participated in her celebrated Christmas Eve concerts at the Bottom Line, and recorded two live albums. Since Nyro's passing, Diane has co-produced and performed in the memorial concert at New York's Beacon Theater, sharing the stage with Patti LaBelle, Rickie Lee Jones, and other luminaries, and at the request of Nyro's estate was the guest soloist when she was inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Diane considers it an honor to be a small part in helping keep Laura Nyro's extraordinary legacy alive.
* First Come, First Seated * Full Brunch Menu Available * , For All Tables * All Ages
Doors at 11:00AM
Showtime at 12:30PM