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Performances and Studio Recordings

What began as a form of therapy for Maria Logis, quickly grew into a creative calling in its own right. A singer friend named Janet Savage recognized that during Maria’s improvisational music therapy sessions with Dr. Alan Turry, she was, in fact, creating her own songs—songs that needed to be performed, arranged, recorded, and shared with the world. For over two decades, Logis performed her songs in concerts ranging from intimate gatherings with friends to fully staged theatrical productions. Her singing grew in confidence thanks to her lessons with Deborah Carmichael, who works with the Libero Canto approach.

Singing My Way Through It

November 9, 2001

Music performed by Jon Cowherd, Todd Isler, Justin Flynn, and Helen Yee. Directed by Cinzia Sarto. Original music and lyrics by Maria Logis and Alan Turry. Music directed by Jon Cowherd and Matthew Fries.

Blue Heron

April 3-7, 2002

Music performed by Jon Cowherd, Matthew Fries, Todd Isler, Justin Flynn, and Helen Yee. Directed by Cinzia Sarto. Original music and lyrics by Maria Logis and Alan Turry. Music directed by Jon Cowherd and Matthew Fries.

And You Gave Me Music

August 18-23, 2003 – Fringe Festival

Directed by Tamar Rogoff and Ariel Rogoff. Music performed by John Conte, Glen Fitten, Justin Flynn, and Helen Yee. Original music and lyrics by Maria Logis and Alan Turry. Music directed by Justin Flynn and Jeremy Manasia.

Ten Years and Counting

March 3, 4 & 11, 2006

Music performed by Jon Cowherd and Tom Pietrycha. Produced by Jon Cowherd and Maria Logis. Original music and lyrics by Maria Logis and Alan Turry. Music directed by Jon Cowherd.

Love, Longing, and Separation

January 6, 2008

Music performed by Maria Logis, Rita Venti, Makaria Psiliteli Kazakos, Kostas Psarros, and Manos Saridakis. Stories by Maria Logis and Makaria Psiliteli Kazakos. Original music and lyrics by Maria Logis, Alan Turry, Makaria Psiliteli Kazakos, and Rita Venti.

The Lemon Tree

November 6-15, 2010 – Wild Project Theater

A play created by Maria Logis and Makaria Psiliteli Kazakos. Written by Maria Logis. Directed by Mahayana Landowne. Video by Cinzia Sarto. Original music and lyrics by Makaria Psiliteli Kazakos, Maria Logis & Alan Turry.

A world of beauty, imagination and creativity opened when I   
   started to sing and I sing about everything: kisses, smiles, tears,   
   hugs and chocolate. My life is completely changed.

-Maria Logis

Transcribed Sheet Music

Several of Maria’s songs were lovingly arranged by Jon Cowherd and transcribed by Justin Flynn. It was Maria’s wish that her sheet music be made available as downloadable PDF files so they can be shared freely with anyone who would like to perform her songs. The Creative Commons license allows for free, non-commercial use as long as she is given attribution. No derivative works may be created using her music.

Recorded Music

“[These songs] would be a stunning achievement for any artist; that they would arise in the imagination of a middle-aged human resources manager with almost no musical training or creative experience is quite miraculous. This is soul music of the highest order. Even in the precise and sensitive arrangements for keyboard and strings, the improvisational genesis informs both songs and singing. Maria has a natural ease with blue notes and jazzy phrasing. Her alto quavers, floats, moans and testifies, sometimes all within the same song. She is a lover of gospel who draws on the music of the Orthodox Church and the folk music from the mountains of Greece. Her strongest affinity, however, is with jazz and opera. The songs are acts of witness to the ordeal of living. Many are lamentations, blue in spirit if not form. All of them express a transformation of the soul, from passive victim to creative artist, and of the body from sickness to health. By so boldly stepping forth in an act of faith, Maria not only changes herself but is the agent of change in her audience. She has chosen to face death singing—her peculiar duende, the flamenco singer’s fierce devotion to life in spite of loss—and by doing so transcends the fear that silences too many of us daily.”

-Gary Keenan, Poet and Writer, New York City, March 2002

Do I Dare Imagine (2002)

Music by Maria Logis & Alan Turry
Lyrics by Maria Logis

Maria Logis & Alan Turry, Vocals

Alan Turry, Piano

Helen Yee, Violin

Andy Salcius, Cello

Recorded at One Soul Studio in NY

Engineered by Patrick LoRe

Produced by Mathew Fries

Photo by Chris Bailey

©2002 Logis & Turry

Room for Something New (2012)

Music by Maria Logis & Alan Turry
Lyrics by Maria Logis

Maria Logis, Vocals

Jon Cowherd, Piano, Vocals, Organ, Wurlitzer, French Horn

Carlo DeRosa, Bass

Justin Flynn, Tenor & soprano saxophones, Flute, Clarinet

Dan Rieser, Drums, Percussion

Pete Smith, Steel string acoustic, Archtop electric, 9-string harp guitar

Helen Yee, Violin

Makaria Psiliteli Kazakos, Vocals and percussion on Days Full of Smiles

Engineered and mixed by Joe Barbaria, assisted by John Thayer at Dubway Studios

Mastered by Mark Wilder, Sony Music

Production, Music Direction, Arrangement by Jon Cowherd

Graphic design by Cinzia Sarto & Mela Dellerba

Photos by Dominik Huber, Dave Simchock, Jose Hermida Valencia

© 2006, 2010 Logis & Turry

(Left to Right): Jon Cowherd, Maria Logis, Justin Flynn, Helen Yee, Carlo DeRosa, Pete Smith, Dan Rieser, Maria Logis, Justin Flynn and Jon Cowherd