BY MARIE GRILLO MUSIC TO OUR EARS
32 MARCH 2 0 1 8
A songstress stylish
enough to be a French film
star, Jeanne Marie Boes is,
like myself, actually an Astoria
native. Her mix of rock
and blues-laden tunes are
heavily influenced by male
powerhouses like Billy Joel
and Frank Sinatra.
Like her influences, she is
a soulful crooner.
Boes’ vocal style is strong and alluring like Fiona Apple or Lana
Describing what inspires her music, Boes explained, “I’ve always
been inspired by love – both the thrilling and heartbreaking
points of view." As an audience member, you definitely feel
Boes said that she’s thankful for the music community in her
hometown of Astoria: "I’ve met some of the most talented songwriters
and musicians I could ever imagine meeting – and I’m
The effervescent Jeanne Marie Boes often shows up at local
venues like The Irish Whiskey Bar, LIC Bar, The Quays, Joe's Garage
"My most primary goal is to release as much brand-new material
and content as I can – both audio and visual. But I also hope
to perform all over New York City and beyond through the remainder
of this year," Boes said. Her goals may sound ambitious
to some, but we at BORO believe she will achieve them.
Jeanne Marie Boes has an upcoming show on March 10 at 9
p.m. at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights.
Check her website for the latest updates.
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
Spring is so close we can taste it. To brush off the winter doldrums, I suggest seeing
live music that we can experience right in our neighborhood. If you haven't noticed
already, the local music on the western Queens circuit is seriously impressive.
As I meet more bands and go to more open mics, I continually unearth more
talented, ambitious musicians that help shape the Astoria music scene. Here are a
few to check out this month.
Photo credit: D. Dimola