Sentiments and Suitcases



The Singer’s Art Concert Series presents:


A Cabaret with Taryn Noelle, Tom Cleary and the Blue Gardenias

Singer Taryn Noelle and her trio, The Blue Gardenias (Amber deLaurentis and Juliet McVicker) accompanied by the renowned jazz pianist Tom Cleary, will appear in concert on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30pm at Spotlight Vermont in South Burlington. Presented by Bill Reed Voice Studio as part of The Singer’s Art Concert Series, SENTIMENTS & SUITCASES is a journey of the heart told through song. The arc of the story is a young woman’s journey towards finding self, love, family, her own artist’s way and ultimately the journey “Home”. Taryn, Tom and the Blue Gardenias share moments of humor and heartbreak, while celebrating truth and presence, even if the moment is a difficult one. The cabaret features songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bock & Harnick, Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields, Rodgers & Hart, Kim Gannon & Walter Kent, Joni Mitchell and some original compositions by both Amber deLaurentis and Tom Cleary.

Friday, December 4th

Saturday, December 5th

Spotlight Vermont
50 San Remo Drive, South Burlington, VT

Tickets: $20 at the door or online.
We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance, as we anticipate that this will be a very popular event will sell out quickly!


Purchase show tickets: $20

Friday, December 4th @ 7:30pm

Saturday, December 5th @ 7:30pm

Taryn NoelleTaryn Noelleactor, singer, dancer, choreographer: Simply stated this multi-faceted artist is a quadruple threat. So comfortable on any stage, the very diversity of her performing skills defines her and clearly places her in a field of her own. Taryn graduated from the Circle in the Square Theatre School two-year program in NYC and is an alumna of Bill Reed Voice Studio. She performs with the Burlington-based western swing band, Rick and the Ramblers and the Blue Gardenias. She works throughout Vermont as a choreographer, dance teacher, actor and vocalist.




AmberDeslaurentis_headshotAmber deLaurentis teaches voice at St. Michael’s College and heads the vocal jazz program at UVM, where she co-directs the UVM Jazz Vocal Ensemble with her husband Tom Cleary. Amber also teaches voice and piano privately. As a songwriter, Amber has opened for NRBQ, Five For Fighting, Patti Larkin, Tom Paxton and Entrain. Originally from Philadelphia, Amber has compiled a considerable resume. Her band won best out of 1,200 in the Discmakers Independent Music World Series and received honorable mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.






julietvicker_headshotJuliet McVicker is persistently drawn toward songs that are slightly off the beaten path. She has opened up for many vintage songwriters such as Ritchie Havens, David Bromberg, and Eric Anderson.










TomCleary_headshotTom Cleary studied music with a concentration in jazz performance at Hampshire College, where his teachers included Yusef Lateef and Archie Shepp, and music education and piano performance at the University of Vermont, where his teachers included Sylvia Parker and Elizabeth Metcalfe.  He has been featured on recordings with artists including wife, singer/songwriter and pianist Amber deLaurentis (on Hey Sadie) trombonist Rick Davies (Salsa Nortena), saxophonist Brian McCarthy (eponymous debut album) – all available on iTunes – and bassist Mike Gordon of Phish. As an accompanist, he has worked with artists including Judi Silvano, Bill Frisell, Ike Willis and Lester Bowie. He has been commissioned as a composer by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, vocal group Social Band and the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble. His work as a musical director has included many productions at Saint Michael’s Playhouse over the past fourteen years, including Big River, Barnum, The Drowsy Chaperone, Into The Woods and Young Frankenstein. He teaches on the faculty of the Flynn Arts jazz program and the UVM Music Department’s Jazz Studies Program. He writes a blog on piano, improvisation and the jazz tradition (, and his music can be heard at