We share the sad news that Marlene died on Sunday 14 January, as reported on her website http://www.marleneverplanck.com/ by her friend and webmaster Anita Pollack. Anita provides a link for any who wish to email their thoughts and remembrances of Marlene.
Marlene has been immensely popular with JazzSteps audiences over many years – rightly so, given her superb vocals, engaging tales about her jazz repertoire, consummate professionalism and radiant personality. A testament to the youthfulness of jazz performers whatever age she will be greatly missed.
Out of respect to Marlene, the gig she was scheduled to perform at Beeston Library on 26 March with the John Pearce Trio is cancelled without a replacement. Any who have pre-booked tickets will be able to get a refund.
19th January 2018 3:33pm