Joyce Breach


Who’s the best singer in Manhattan this very minute? Only a few are in contention, and this warbler is way up there. Her trick is that she employs no tricks. With a colorful shawl wrapped around her shoulders in a style Mable Mercer established, she straightforwardly sings the Great American Songbook standards to which she’s loyal, and that’s precisely the way you’re sure their makers would have wanted. Mike Renzi is at the piano, and he’s very close to the top of the best accompanist list.

Mon., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2014