... Zimmet expresses emotion with subtle inflection, key changes, and pauses, penetrating without volume or stress. Her beguiling voice often evokes a muted glow... Arrangements by Tedd Firth, John DiMartino [and others] —in combinations—reframe august material and creates freshness. ...Pete Smith’s lovely guitar,... Nathan Childer’s hypnotic horn... Firth’s tiptoeing piano and Phil Palumbo’s charcoal-shadow bass... Mark McLean’s percussion adds texture... Everything sounds contemporary in the best sense of the word. The musicianship is a treat... - Alix Cohen, Cabaret Scenes

...Marya Zimmet takes this musical journey that is doleful, hopeful, pensive, melancholy and revelatory on her recently released album...Zimmet’s artistic abilities and originality shined in her much varied versions of GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD and MAYBE I’M AMAZED. She commanded these immense hits and made them her own. The shining moment, however, was a very powerful version of CALLING YOU. Zimmet’s haunting and beautiful vocals fell so softly over a soulful piano and percussion combination.... A definite must for your collection. - Tommy Vance, Cabaret HotSpot

A consummate singer... she's so silky... a great album.  Bob Cesca and David Ferguson, The Bob Cesca Show 

The lyric to "No Moon at All," one of the 11 rewarding and radiant recordings on Marya Zimmet's debut release, addresses "atmosphere for inspiration." Just the right atmosphere and attitude indeed pervades each treatment, thanks to the involved singer and mood-painting keyboardist Tedd Firth who arranged or co-arranged all selections.... "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"  {is] thoughtful and thought-provoking—like so much on this much-recommended new issue. - Rob Lester, Talkin' Broadway


... I was so surprised by (Zimmet's) sweet, jazzy interpretation of ["Something's Coming"] and her adorable and charming stage manner... she exhibited an aching vulnerability on Annie Lennox’s “Cold,” and showed a flair for humor on Nellie McKay’s “I Wanna Get Married.” Zimmet’s gig was more engaging and entertaining than some shows I’ve seen this year from more experienced performers. Marya Zimmet had come through her debut cabaret show looking very good indeed. In fact, pretty much everything felt right.  ” - Stephen Hanks

Times Square Chronicles

...Zimmet’s clear, warm voice can cover a wide range and various styles. She has a truly lovely, very tight vibrato and a beautiful clarity to her upper notes . . .She has an understated, yet intoxicating, charm. She’s low key, but witty, bright and funny. ” - Harold Sanditon

Cabaret Scenes

What a pleasurable evening! A lively cabaret show, with the emphasis on jazz, sung by Marya Zimmet, a gifted song stylist, worthy of much attention.  She treated each song with feeling and communicated infectiously to her audience. An evening of great jazz and Marya Zimmet’s intimacy with the audience makes this a must-see show.   ” - Edie Stokes

— Time Square Chronicles