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PAM DURONIO & TIM STEMPER 

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Critics’ Choice of the

Shepherd Express

Duronio & Stemper:  Pam Duronio wraps her agile voice around such jazz standards as “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Autumn Leaves” while guitarist Tim Stemper weaves gossamer, rhythmic accompaniment. They have a pair of CDs to their credit, Better Than Anything and the Christmas collection All is Calm, along with a popular residency at one of Walker’s Point’s most elegant restaurants.

 

Mike Drew

Longtime Milwaukee jazz critic and columnist

“For years, Pam Duronio and Tim Stemper have been among the very best jazz / cabaret performers in the Milwaukee area. As their new CDs demonstrate, they have improved with age.”

 

Unlimited Jazz, Ltd. 

Pam Duronio and Tim Stemper have issued two new CDs recently – one, a collection of Holiday music, is called “All is Calm”. The second, mostly standards and improve jazz, is entitled “Better Than Anything”. Pam has a really lovely voice and Tim does a great job on guitar and drums. Info for their CDs can be found at their Web site: www.PamAndTim.com.

 

Jerome Wilson of Cadence

Pam Duronio & Tim Stemper, Better Than Anything:  Pam Duronio adds a bit of mannerism to her low-pitched throaty voice but nothing to excess. She's got a faintly seductive style that makes a nice contrast to Tim Stemper's slick Jazzy guitar....a major shift happens on "Amazing Grace". There Stemper plays country blues on an acoustic guitar and Duronio turns her voice completely loose with an eye-opening, soulful performance.

 

Critics’ Choice of the

Shepherd Express

Pam Duronio & Tim Stemper:  Excellent food and a wonderful wine list compliment great jazz guitar and smooth vocal stylings in trendy yet unpretentious setting. Am I dreaming or possibly in Manhattan? No. I’m enjoying the music of Pam Duronio and Tim Stemper at Il Mito in Walker’s Point. Duronio floats through great jazz standards in a smoky, sultry style that evokes images of legendary singers both past and present. Stemper’s rich “large hollow body” guitar sound provides the perfect accompaniment. When asked about influences, Stemper mentions names probably known only to aficionados of the genre. As for me, Les Paul, Lester Flatts, Sade and Peggy Lee come to mind, but I am hesitant to make any direct comparisons. This duo takes timeless music and creates a style that is completely their own.

 

Ron Cuzner

For many years, the revered late, great jazz aficionado and host, 

of the famous jazz radio show: “The Darkside”

“The goal of every jazz musician is singularity.  Pam and Tim achieve that goal every time they take to a stage, and this CD truly represents them in performance. However, they're not only unique, but expertly capture the surprise and joy that is jazz and they swing like crazy!”

 

         

photos by James Lipusch

 

Contact:   info@PamAndTim.com

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