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The Follen Angels

What Other People Say About Us

“Angelic Music” 
June Wolff,
Boston Globe 

"The Angels of Jazz have the audience's feet tappin' and fingers snappin'"
Kathy Uek  
Metrowest Daily News 

“The Follen Angels provide fresh arrangements to familiar classics that not only entertain, but enlighten the audience.  The group plays exceptionally well together: Hildy Grossman provides a powerful yet smooth as silk lead vocal.  Drummer Ken Dantzig plays from whisper soft to Buddy Rich hard solo, always in time, always in the pocket.  Pianist and support vocalist Reiko Tanaka provides a beautiful harmony and unique style all her own.  Together with their bass player Nick Thibault and horns by Rick Stone, they make the perfect quintet.  Their repertoire sounds unique and fresh, not dated.  Gershwin never sounded so good with a twist of funk.  This was the most fun I've had in the cabaret in a long time.  The Follen Angels are a must see!”
Andy Skurow
Producer, New York City  

"The Follen Angels keep the tradition of authentic European cabaret alive."
Ron Della Chiesa
WGBH Public Radio

"It was a pleasure to revel in the true talent of international jazz and cabaret favorites The Follen Angels in the cozy ambiance of Marblehead Little Theatre. While I am admittedly not an aficionado of jazz music or the genre of the Gershwin Brothers and Cole Porter, I was instantly smitten with the Follen Angels and their unique presentation of music. You’d have to be Scrooge himself not to have an appreciation of vocalist Hildy Grossman’s talent and enthusiasm. In fact, the entire ensemble sparkled. Reiko Tanaka played the keys with passion and periodically joined Grossman in vocals. Rick Stone’s brilliance on the sax was illuminated throughout the evening as he boogied and blew with total conviction. Bass player Nicholas Thibault was more subdued but also enraptured and entertaining with his instrument while drummer Ken (W for Wonderful) Dantzig let loose with gusto a couple of times on the drums. The group has the robust talent of a big band coupled with the intimate charm and allure of a glamorous piano bar entertainer from a sequined era.  All in all, it was a toe tapping good time that made me want to don an evening gown, color my lips ruby red and sip a bubbly glass of champagne. The show proved quite a treat to ring in the holidays." 
Stacey Marcus
Marblehead Reporter

About The Follen Angels

     The Follen Angels have delighted audiences at such Boston venues as Scullers Jazz Club, Club Passim, the French Library, the Goethe Institute, the Sundays at Seven Series at Longy, and Le Meridien Hotel in Boston.  They also appeared in New York at The Metropolitan Room and Danny’s Skylight Room. The Follen Angles have also headlined at the Rochester Opera House in Rochester, New Hampshire, Chans Eggrolls and Jazz in Woonsocket, RI, The Rhode Island Summer Jazz Concert Series in Newport, RI, the Center for the Arts in Natick, the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA, the Framingham Performance Center, Framingham, MA, and the Blacksmith House in Cambridge, MA. The Angels have had numerous radio and TV appearances including a simulcast of their live show at the historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA with a simulcast on WICN Public Radio. They celebrated Bastille Day with an hour-long live broadcast of jazzy French songs on WGBH Public Radio on Ron Della Chiesa's popular program, “The Jazz Songbook”.  They also have been heard on WBZ radio with Jordan Rich. The Follen Angels have been featured on WJAR, Channel 10 TV in Providence, RI.   They have also been featured headliners along with national comedian, Louis Black. The Follen Angels are also popular performers at private functions and corporate events on land, and sea.

     The “Angels” have been selected as the Boston Globe Arts Calendar choice multiple times, as well as the Globe “Go” Arts section, the Metrowest Daily News Arts pick, the Metrowest Globe Arts section choice as well as others.  Their music has received enthusiastic reviews from the US and around the globe.

 Show Themes
        The Angels take great pleasure in creating diverse and adventurous programs.  We boldly go where no other groups have gone before!

An Evening of Gershwin and Cole Porter
An Evening of Irving Berlin and Rogers & Hart
Jazz Divas: Songs of Ella, Peggy and Billie
Pop Goes the Angels, Songs of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s
I Love Louis
Moulin Rouge
Our Kinda Guys: Sinatra, Chevalier and Montand
Broadway Divas
Women of Heart: Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf
A Night at the Movies
Mama a Rainbow: Love Songs to Mothers
My Heart Belongs to Daddy