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Nellie McKay made a video for “My Romance,” touring

Nellie McKay
photo by Shervin Lainez

Nellie McKay is gearing up to embark on another tour supporting 2018’s Sister Orchid, and she’s also released a video for “My Romance,” a cover of the 1935 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart-penned song. Nellie’s take has her singing over some quietly upbeat piano, and the nightswimming-themed video matches the song well. If Nellie’s version of the song sounds like a vocal jazz song from over half a century ago, that’s probably very intentional. “Jazz used to be underground, and it’s become family friendly. To me, it’s the devil’s music, and that’s why it appeals. Who wants to be a role model?,” she says.

Her tour includes a five-night run at NYC’s Birdland Jazz Club on March 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

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Nellie McKay — 2019 Tour Dates
February 7 Ottawa, CAN Ottawa International Jazz Festival
February 8 Washington, DC Kennedy Center
February 9 Cleveland, OH Planned Parenthood Benefit
February 10 Wakeman, OH Riverdog with special guests The Carpenter Ants
February 11 Columbus, OH Natalie’s
February 13-14 Cleveland, OH Nighttown
February 15 Pittsburgh, PA Warhol Museum
February 16 Eugene, OR Shedd Institute
February 19 Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet
February 21 San Diego, CA San Diego Center for Jewish Culture +
February 22 Garden Grove, CA Garden Amp
February 24 San Francisco, CA Feinstein’s at The Nikko
February 26 Port Washington, NY Port Washington Library ‘Inside the Musician’s Mind’
February 28 Saratoga Springs, NY Caffe Lena
March 1 Roslyn, NY My Father’s Place
March 2 Delaware Water Gap, Deer Head Inn, PA
March 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 New York, NY Birdland Theatre
April 6 Las Vegas, NV Smith Center
April 12 Kennett Square, PA Longwood Gardens Ballroom
April 13 Hopewell, NJ Hopewell Theater
May 11 Naples, NY Hollerhorn Distillery

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