“…your performances were superb—my first chance to see Ivory&Gold in person. Musically flawless.”
"They draw out the beauty in the rich melodies and play the music...with taste, sensitivity, and a real affection for the idiom."
Scott Yanow, reviewer for L.A. Jazz Scene and AllMusic
"Some of These Days" introduced Anne Barnhart as vocalist. "Vocalist" seems so pedestrian in comparison with Ms. Barnhart's performance. "Belter" or "Blues Shouter" come closer to description...The fast paced "I Got Rhythm," with fastidious stride piano and effervescent flute, concluded an enjoyable afternoon from the duo known as Ivory&Gold®"
Jim McGann, Tri-State Jazz Society
"Jeff & Anne Barnhart, performing as Ivory & Gold, took an appreciative audience by storm at their recent concert at the Buccleuch Centre in Langholm. Playing a mix of blues and jazz with great numbers from Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller and George and Ira Gershwin, the performers left the audience begging for more. A chance to chat to the duo during the interval and after the performance was also much appreciated by their fans. We look forward to welcoming them at the Buccleuch Centre again in the future."
Jill Graham, Ass't. Director of the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, Scotland, UK
"Most frequently requested by the widest range of our patrons"
Finke Theatre, California, MO
"such well travelled, popular, established eclectic performers on the world-wide jazz stage."
Graham Smith, director of the Pershore Jazz Festival, Redditch, Midlands, UK
"Ivory&Gold is probably the most fascinating music of all the event performers--of course all are great--but--you guys are the greatest!"
Don Larson--Past Mayor of Seaside, OR and supporter of the Seaside Jazz Festival
"Please add me in your reference list. I am always ready to tell about you and recommend you without any hesitation. "
Matthias Weingart, Swiss Embassy Tbilisi, Swiss Development Cooperation, Head of Humanitarian Unit
"They are both absolutely top-quality musicians and entertainers."
Larry Karp, Author of The Ragtime Mystery Series
"Thanks for providing one of the best concerts Music On The Divide has ever had...We hope you are able to come grace our stage once again."
Geron Malcom, board member of Music On The Divide Concert Series, Georgetown, CA
“Hi Jeff and Anne, What a terrific night you both gave us. ‘One of the best’ was typical of the comments from people on the way out, and can’t ask for better than that. The SJC (Sutton Jazz Club) audience have certainly taken to you both..."
Neville Dickie, World Renowned Stride Pianist, London, UK
“You are great people with great personalities, fantastic artists, highly skilled and staying so modest, and you build bridges in the world to bring peace to every place you go. It's needed so badly in this world. Thanks for your contributions to a peaceful and better world through music, with your motivated and intercultural contributions.”--
Matthias Weingart, former Swiss Ambassador to Rwanda, on Ivory & Gold's performance tour in that country
"Ivory & Gold offered heart-stopping rhythms and down-home style, thrilling the Georgetown audience...Their jazzy songs, plain-folks humor, and delight in entertaining were evident from the first note on....The audience went wild...In a unique rendition of Gershwin’s “Summertime,” Anne played the flute close to the strings of the piano, so the flute’s notes resonated on the unplayed piano strings. Then each instrument played separately to the other in a sublime instrumental love duet. It brought down the house...Audience members jumped to a standing ovation. "
Betsy Schwarzentraub, reviewer for the Georgetown Gazette
"Anne and Jeff....I wanted to tell you how phenomenal you were when you played for Tri-State with the Midiris on November 1. In my opinion and that of other attendees, the concert was one of the best if not the best Tri-State has offered in its 20 year history."
Bill Wallace, Board of Directors, Tri-State Jazz Society
"Thank you for an exceptional performance"
Jerome Larson, International President, WBCCI, Airstream RV Association
“Quality melodies played with classic simplicity by exceptional musicians”
Cam Miller, The American Rag
“The perfect and unique blend of soulful and blistering jazz piano, flute and vocals..”
Sun ValleyJazz Music Directors
“They can produce sophisticated sounds, ragtime tunes like you’ve never heard before and have a good time doing it.”
Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee, Mammoth Lakes, CA
“Anne, the way you caress a melody is pure joy!”
Bob Wilber, international jazz legend
“Ivory and Gold—a perfect balance of musical selections, impeccable taste and masterful performances.”