REVIEWS.....for MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

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"Thank you for being a wonderful, entertaining addition to our Road Scholar program. Your show was excellent and you added a fun element to Bill's lectures, as well." Emily Watkins, Black Rock Retreat, PA

"You light up every program.  You're EVERVESCENT !  Bill Messenger, lecturer/musician, Peabody Institute, MD

"We bring the element the room needs. We love you", Tony Bruno/percussionist FST  (re late night jazz at FST Green Room Cabaret)

Betty is very talented -with great wit and spirit. She could easily become a regular.  Jim Prosser/musical dir.at FST ( re late nite jazz)

"Everyone loved your washboard comedy! Thanks so much." Barbara Amato, Pres. PEO

"You were quite obviously the hit of the day. Congratulations on the splash you made. I like your attitude' ", Carrie Seidman, Entertainment writer, Herald Tribune  (re Vaudeville at The Opera House) 

 "Thanks for all you added to the festivity. The attendees enjoyed your versatility and talent. You are a Joy!" Joan Dragon, Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival producer, Clearwater, Florida

 "We enjoyed having you and your group very much. The audience was very pleased! John Goodman, Sarasota Music Archives

"You are the best!", Mary Ann Gabriel, Kobernick/Anchin Activities Dir.

"Betty performed at our 'New York, New York' restaurant for over a year. From the start, she filled the room with loyal fans. We highly recommend her for your entertainment needs." Terry Flotteron, Sarasota

"You were just the perfect finale for the dinner tonight and made the evening really Sizzle!" Lee Dougherty Ross, Artist Series of Sarasota

" Thank you for all you do at the Friendship Center. Your music makes everyone smile. You are THE BEST",         Erin McLoed, C.O.O. Sr. Friendship Center

"Comora's natural vibrato and silky tone pay homage to legendary jazz vocalists such as Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday"  Michael Eng, The East County Observer, Bradenton, Florida

"Comora is a seasoned singer who can belt out tunes, shimmy through choruses and provide quips"   Longboat Observer, Florida

"There's no typecasting for this musical chameleon...playing sophisticated jazz pianist/singer one night...tearing up the house the next night strutting to 'Hard Hearted Hannah'."    Bergen County Entertainment, NJ

"A personable and talented entertainer from the United States you shouldn't miss seeing."  Expressen, Stockholm, Sweden       (Review of two month engagement in Stockholm, Sweden)

"Betty wore a lively green flapper outfit with plenty of fringes which swung as she strutted to the music. Hard Hearted Hannah proved effective for her theatrical voice. She played washboard on the finale' demonstrating that with a little care, you can get musically valid sounds on that sometimes maligned instrument." Chip Deffaa, New York Jazz critic

"Her voice was warm and supple. Everybody adores her." Cadence Jazz and Blues Magazine, review of CD

"Great! Where have you been all our lives?"  (KUAT, Tucson, AZ )

"Our members love you and your music!", Marie Key (Activities Director)  GLENRIDGE, Sarasota

"What a performer! A real down home swinger in the great tradition of Bessie Smith, Anita O'Day and Ella Fitzgerald."   Ron Della Chiesa, WGBH, Boston

"The project (Palisades Amusement Park documentary) sounds terrific, and I love Betty. She is an absolute original".                                Ken Burns, filmmaker, (quoted in The  Record Newspaper, NJ)  2/16/97

"Betty's a singer with a penchant for bouncing high notes with the ping pong alacrity of a Betty Boop...bright and bouncy on 'Dr.Jazz' and surprisingly effective with the ballad 'You've Changed."  George Kanzler, The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ

"She played and sang in a style similar to Blossom Dearie. We look forward to her return."  Pizza On The Park Newsletter, London, England

"Betty added color and theatrical flair to the bands' performances."   John S.Wilson, New York Times review of Newport Jazz Festival in NYC

"Betty Comora had a big success with "Broadway Baby" (Sondheim's 'Follies' at The Players of Sarasota, 2002). She lit up the stage on every entrance"  Jack Eddleman, Bradenton Herald, FL

"BETTY  took the stage in her flapper outfit to sing "The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea," "How Long Has This Been Going On," and a bouncing rendition of 'All That Jazz', complete with Bob Fosse-type dance steps"    Bill Webb, Sarasota Jazz  Magazine review of  "The Jazz Singers" concert at  The Players Theater

"Our song stylist/pianist, Betty Comora, draws capacity crowds with her duo on Mondays, traditionally a slow night", Sam Gerolmo, The Meadoword   (Mona Lisa Restaurant, Sarasota, FL)

"Betty, 'Hard-Hearted Hannah,' took over the stage to show them how it's done. She has obviously done it before and is sure to be doing it again", Jean Reed ,  Pelican Press   Long Boat Key, FL

"COMORA IS THE DIVA OF DIXIELAND IN A GREAT SHOW" Pat Ferro,  Suburban News  NJ , re dinner-theater show "Betty's Ragtime Rascal Revue".

"THE AUDIENCE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. YA' KNOCKED THEIR SOX OFF!", June Gordon, Board Member of The Players Theatre of Sarasota,  at  "Mardi Gras Madness", 

"BETTY AND HER RAGTIME RASCALS entertained us with three hours of toe tapping Jazz and Blues. Some of you missed one of the best shows we have booked all year! You don't often find this quality of professional entertainment for $10 per person."  John N.Mitchell,  Sahib Shriners, Sarasota   

"Betty Comora is a hoot as Hattie, who sings about her youthful dreams in 'Broadway Baby',  Jay Handelman, Herald-Tribune   ("Follies" at the Manatee Players, 2006)

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