Live Performances

Pascuala Ilabaca & Fauna | Sep 28

Sep 23, 2017

Accordion-wielding Chilean songstress Pascuala Ilabaca is a favorite on the new scene of young Chilean singer-songwriters. Accompanied by her band Fauna, her music is rooted in traditional sounds and effortlessly integrates shades of jazz, pop and rock, and influences gathered in such distant places as India, Mexico and Spain.
 

Black Violin | Sep 28 & 29

Sep 23, 2017

Since starting Black Violin a decade ago, classically trained Florida twosome Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries. Their groundbreaking collaboration has seen them play their blend of classical, hip- hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, DC, where President Barack Obama himself gave each a hearty hand shake.

Sam Amidon at Swallow Hill Music | Sep 28

Sep 23, 2017

Sam Amidon's third album for Nonesuch, The Following Mountain, is ostensibly his first of self-penned songs. But in his decade-long career as a recording artist, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has always managed to create work that's utterly original, even when, on previous discs, he was digging through the sounds and stories of traditional American music from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Gregory Porter | Save the Date! Nov 4

Sep 22, 2017

NPR dubbed two-time Grammy Award®-winning singer Gregory Porter “the next great male jazz singer.” Porter writes and performs songs that dexterously weave together the threads of gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, producing a pure tapestry of sound. The New York Times says Porter is “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”

Charles Burrell 97th Birthday Salute Luncheon | Oct 4

Sep 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Charlie! Charles Burrell has enjoyed an outstanding career as a bassist for the Denver Symphony Orchestra and is also considered a master jazz bassist; one of the first African-American classical musicians in the nation. Born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1920, Burrell was raised in Depression-era Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Denverado, the daughter of an A.M.E. minister from Denver, Colorado, provided inspiration and direction despite the family's poverty.

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