Marsha Heydt and the Project of Love is a group that can make everlasting memories of your special event. The Project of Love is a versatile group that can play in a duet, trio, quartet and quintet format. Marsha's group performs originals, jazz standards from the 30's to today's artists, Latin, Brazilian, funk, and smooth jazz music. As well as, covers of Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder etc . We tailor every project to suit the clients needs.
Marsha recorded her debut album "One Night" on Blue Toucan Records, distributed internationally by Sony Red. It received great critical acclaim and airplay throughout the world. Recently January 2011, Allegro magazine featured her in an article titled "Heaven on Earth": Marsha Heydt's New York. She performs monthly for patients at Rusk at NYU Hospital and a jazz brunch and occasional nights at the Garage in NYC.
Marsha Heydt is an accomplished woodwind player whose stylistic expertise spans the gamut of Latin, Funk, Jazz and Rock. In addition to her Bachelor of Music from the University of the Arts, she holds a Masters in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music.
She has studied privately with Ron Kerber, John Blake, Larry McKenna, Jim Pugh, John Stubblefield and Sir Roland Hanna. In June 2002, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's Professional development Fund awarded her a grant to study with the renowned Jimmie Amadie. She is mentored on sax and flute by Eric Person and Tim Price and teaches at various prestigious private schools and music conservatories in New York City.
Marsha has shared the stage with Grover Washington, Bill Watrous, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, John Stubblefield, George Gee and his "Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra" and with Paul Schaefer in a guest appearance on The David Letterman Show. She has appeared at Gerald Veasley's Jazz Bass in Reading, PA and throughout NYC, at the Iridium, Swing 46, Tomi Jazz, Miles and The Garage.
Critics Rave about Marsha Heydt:
* "Her updates on classics and standards will have you wondering where she's been all your life"
* Smooth Jazz at its finest...her solos are melodic but tasteful….a wonderful rich soulful tone…
............in a league of he own.......
* "An electrifying performance----A touch of class------ "
* "I was blown away by her emotive playing and her instincts as an arranger/composer------Heads and shoulders above the projects more seasoned artists are turning out today----A rising young star"
* "A flat out reed savant-----Her style is poppy----Pastel, assertive and authoritative----There's a certain yearning quality implicit in her playing-----That combines all the right stuff-----She's a keeper"
George W. Carroll
* "A very impressive album----The music grooves----"Good Feelin'" is one of her original songs and I could easily see other saxophonists and musicians adapting and embracing her work---One can only hope she will continue to tantalize and play with a passion----And solidify her position as one of the great musicians of JAZZ"
Author: John Book
Music For America