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Hi Kay: 

Thanks to YOU!  We did have a fabulous time--Martha is still in the clouds--and her family and friends are thrilled! 

Black Olive Jazz MADE the 80th birthday party for my hip Mexican friend.  The music was HOT with a latin Cha Cha beat that was impossible to sit down for.  Kay Andreas has an amazing voice; she easily moves from scat to musical theater to latin love songs--sparkling all the way.  Happy Birthday with the mambo rhythm was fabulous and a huge crowd pleaser!  We can't wait for the next opportunity! 

Keep on singing girl---we love you! 

Sincerely, Jane

Birthday Host  
 
Black Olive Jazz was a great choice for our New Year's Eve party at Wine Affairs wine bar in San Jose. We have limited space, so they were very accommodating, making sure the volume level was appropriate. The jazz selections were as promised, Ellington, Gershwin, Waller, and the vocals by Kay Andreas were out of this world. This is a jazz lovers dream band. I recommend hiring this group and/or seeking out their other performance dates. They are truly a group not to be missed. Wine Affairs 1435 The Alameda, San Jose 408-977-0111 
 

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Andreas' love of the text, subtlety of word, and appreciation for the audience promise a performance as deep as those big, dark eyes starring right back at you�Palo Alto Weekly 

What a beautiful close-up of you in Stanford

Mag. Dazzling! and great article too. Paul

and I were delighted to see it.

Cheers,

Maureen 

Thank you!! it was a joy to have you here.  Your music and voice, what can I say, is amazing!!! � Joe Yoon, Joe�s of Lafayette

Your CD was exciting and musically poised throughout...Mike Turken, Octavia Lounge, San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

Dear Kay, You are absolutely amazing! What a range you have! Your voice is glorious. Thank you so much for coming and singing at Standing Stone.  Nancy Bringhurst, Standing Stone Brewing Co., Ashland, OREGON

That was a great band on Sunday: Vince Delgado, Helcio Mellito, Bob Basa Omar Clay, Enrique Pedrazza, Sanna Craig and myself, and you sounded and moved wonderfully�Larry Vuckovich, Jazz at Pearls. 

I was amazed by Kay's vocal on "A Train".  I recognized her syllable for syllable dupication of Betty Roche's scat singing. Annie Ross came to life as Kay sang "Twisted".  "I've Got You Under My Skin" pushed me into further musical ecstacy and a steamy rendition of "My Funny Valentine" brought me in touch with my teenage self listening to Chet Baker's voice with Gerry Mulligan."....Ralph Colby,  Jazz Enthusiast 

A broad range of classic songs were performed by Kay and crew in smart, touching versions.   A delightful tapestry of wisdom, wit, and humor. No unrequited love here for the audience. This is one time that heart, soul, and all other zones come together in one explosion of ecstasy. Whew. Too bad I don't smoke. I need a cigarette�Hilton Obenzinger, PhD., Associate Director of the Stanford Writing Center, Stanford University 

May I take a moment to thank you for the stunning performances you've shared with Stanford audiences � Lindi Press, Academic Committee Coordinator, Stanford University Senate Subcommittee on University Honors 

Kay's performance was absolutely enthralling. Her vocal range is astounding and the tonal quality is like molten silver. ...Louise Fusfeld, Marketing Consultant, Writer 

Bravissima!!! to you Kay, and all your sidekicks as well.  You are simply amazing, singing in so many different styles,  all so persuasively, often with wonderful humor, and always looking smashing!! Great entertainment and with so much heart and soul. Paul Draper, CEO, Ridge Vineyards;  Mo Draper, Musician and Author, Music, Beauty, Sound and Healing 

We're still talking about what a great show you put on!. Black Olive Jazz gave an electrifying performance at Bartholomew Park Winery! The band was swinging and Kay Andreas was her usual melodic, evocative, sexy self�Connie Smith, Bartholomew Park Winery, Sonoma, CA , 707.939.2274

Thank you so much for the fabulous salon yesterday afternoon.  You�re a wonderful singer and your colleagues were great.  I was very impressed with Mimi�s compositions and with her performance.  We had a wonderful turnout in the audience.   Great that the people from Stanford Magazine came.  My students were delighted and moved.  When Mimi talked about being influenced by Hildegard of Bingen, several of them turned to me and grinned because we have studied her work in �Women and the Creative Imagination.�  Please pass on appreciation and gratitude to Mimi and your other colleagues�Warm wishes, Valerie, Professor Valerie Miner,, Stanford University, Feminist Studies, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford, CA  94305-8640, 650-736-7897/New email:: vminer@stanford.edu