Margie Notte

Margie “Gia” Notte is one of the finest vocalists to appear on the New Jersey scene. Her talents make her equally at home performing old-fashioned love songs, pop songs, bossa novas and swinging jazz in the style of the great masters. Margie is from Orange, New Jersey where she was exposed to a wide variety of music. She is the youngest of three sisters, all exposed to the classic American songbook, as performed by Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few. It is no wonder that her phrasing and song choices are impeccable.
Margie Notte recorded her debut CD, ?Just You, Just Me, and Friends; Live at Cecil?s? in April, 2008 at Cecil?s Jazz Club in West Orange, New Jersey. Don Braden, acclaimed jazz musician, composer, recording artist, and esteemed educator, produced the recording. ?Just You, Just Me? demonstrates Ms. Notte?s ability to interpret classic songs in a powerful and reflective way. She personifies an artist who has lived life to the fullest, and through her experiences and interpretive talents connects to audiences on a very personal level. Her soulful approach has earned her distinction as a first-rate performance artist.
Margie?s early passion for music started at age 12 with piano and voice training under the direction of Patricia Domino, and guitar studies with local instructor Carl Botti. At 17, she garnered performing credits with the rock and roll band, ?Ecstasy?. Margie also studied voice technique with mezzo-soprano, Carla Wood, who performed frequently with the New York City Metropolitan Opera Company. That relationship yielded the rich, vibrant sound that characterizes Ms. Notte today. She continues her training in theory and jazz with renowned vocalist Roseanna Vitro, and voice technique refinement with Barbara Maier.
Past performances include Don Braden, Cecil Brooks III, Tim Horner, Calvin Jones, Allen Farnham, Jason Teborek, Matt King, Tom DiCarlo, Brandon McCune, Don Williams, David Braham, Rudy Walker, Pat Firth, Greg Bufford, Kahlil Kwame Bell, Willie Williams, and Freddie Hendricks to name some.
Margie Notte: “Just You, Just Me & Friends”; Live at Cecil’s, available at National Radio and Internet airplay as well as iTunes and Napster.
“Gia’s” new CD, “Shades”, is to be released in December ’09.