We are sorry to note that Berri Blair, who fought a serious illness
for over two years, passed away late Friday, March 22, 2002.
Berri was one of those
fabulous saloon singers that you don't see very often anymore at the
piano in clubs and restaurants. She graced the world with her music
for over fifty years. Berri's was the first CD released by Miranda
Records - in fact the company is named for a joke name she used to
In reporting her passing,
Chris Gines said "No one sang with the heart that Berri had."
Kitty Skrobela recalled
"She was feisty and humorous but sang like an angel. We'll miss her
I had known her for a
dozen years or so - and have seen her at the piano in NYC clubs and
out on Fire Island. She was always ready with a story and a smile
- and was perhaps one of the best experts on Frank Sinatra lore in
town. She performed in the original cast of "OUR SINATRA" at THE OAK
ROOM at the ALGONQUIN HOTEL.
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