An appreciation of Amy Cervini, whose birthday is today

Amy Cervini is a singer. She sings jazz and country and folk and mash-ups of all three. She’s also one of the kindest, most caring people I know. And she’s inspired more of my poems than anyone I haven’t dated.

I’ve interviewed Amy twice on The Jazz Session. Her first appearance on the show was in 2010, when we talked about her album Lovefool (buy), a charming collection of tunes from outside the jazz canon. She was on the show again in 2012 at the time of the release of Digging Me, Digging You (buy), her tribute to Blossom Dearie.

I’ve heard Amy sing live many times, primarily at the 55 Bar in New York’s West Village. Here are some photos from one of her Jazz Country shows back in 2011.

I’m not sure why, but I always find myself writing a poem at Amy’s shows. Here are three of those poems, starting with my favorite, which is dedicated to Amy:

I’m so glad I know Amy. Please wish her a happy birthday and visit her site to check out her music.

Happy birthday, Amy!

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