Bird Amongst the Blossom

Audience Buzz Laurie Beechman

“Saw Jaye Maynard the other night bring Blossom Dearie back to life. Congrats on controlling the room Jaye and filling it with musical and emotional beauty.

Don’t miss this beautiful show that is both sassy and so tender.”

Clyde Baldo

“CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an extraordinary performance! My boyfriend & I attended your cabaret on Tuesday night and we loved it.

I literally had tears in my eyes the whole time. When you meet someone who is an actor or a performer and you’ve not yet seen them perform, when you finally do it’s like opening up a treasure trove of knowing who they really are. That’s what I felt on Tuesday night seeing you so beautifully express your heart and spirit through these timeless songs. You have such a fantastic voice! I could listen to you sing forever.

I know that putting something like this together takes limitless time, effort, patience, creativity…not to mention talent. Clearly, so much love was behind this show it utterly filled the space and every molecule in it.

Even though I have a Blossom Dearie CD, I really never knew anything about her. I so loved how you weaved songs and the story of her life throughout. And I love the songs themselves!

Congratulations – hoping and expecting that Bird Amongst the Blossoms will take you to many wonderful places just as you take the audience to those places every time you sing.”

Rhonda Musak

“What a beautiful evening. I’ve know Jaye for many years as a yogi and it was an incredible experience to see her in her full resonance, doing what she loves most. Her love of the material and her reverence for the artist is palpable and yet she manages to be wholly herself. Bird Amongst the Blossom, as an evening,is so beautifully heartfelt and therefore, felt deep in the heart. Plus, at least for me, it opened up a whole range of songs I wasn’t familiar with…and I am wondering to myself…why??? They are rich, and human and often truly witty and wry. A real discovery. You should plan to attend Sunday!”

Johanna Aldrich

“WOW! What a wonderful show, by a multitalented lady. Graceful in manner, clever and whitty. Sings Blossom Dearie’s songs with tenderness and feeling. A winner eight times over.”

Ruth Martinez

“If you are a fan of Blossom Dearie, or just a fan of cool jazz cabaret, be sure to catch “Bird Amongst the Blossom” this Sunday afternoon. I saw the show on Thursday evening, and it was an absolute delight! Even if you have seen it before, it’s worth a second visit: Jaye Maynard and her company have brought the presentation to a whole new level. Jaye is funny and charming, and her singing is just fantastic! Thank you, Jaye, for a wonderful evening out.”

Richard Butler

“Holy Crap, Figure 8 is some spooky shit. I only reeeebmrmd it after playing the clip. I can’t believe how serious that melody is. You totally need to do your own cover of that, Cobban. Only more serious. It would be gorgeous.”