The Unison Arts & Learning Center in New Paltz presents jazz and swing revivalist Tara O’Grady & Her Black Velvet Band on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. The title of O’Grady’s record A Celt in the Cotton Club nails her style pretty precisely: a blend of Golden Age jazz song and her Irish heritage. Tara’s recording of “Danny Boy” was #6 in the Best-Selling Blues songs in the UK. Irish Voice named her its Most Influential Woman in 2010.
Tickets for Tara O’Grady & Her Black Velvet Band cost $22 in advance, $24 at the door general admission, and $18 and $20 for Unison members. Students get in for half-price at the door. For tickets and more information, visit www.unisonarts.org or call (845) 255-1559. The Unison Arts Center is located at 68 Mountain Rest Road in New Paltz.