As former BBC New Generation Artists, the Escher String Quartet has established itself as a creative force in the UK and beyond. The group’s strength as expressive and nuanced performers is clear as they play with a “penetrating intelligence and curiosity” (The New York Times).
While enchanting and intriguing the contemporary jazz world with his 2009 debut album The Experiment, multi-talented composer and keyboardist and percussionist Alan King made a spirited excursion to fanciful Brazilian territory amidst the R&B/pop and old school soul jazz. On his latest project, Something More, King digs in a little deeper in to his repertoire and takes the listener for a funky romp around the globe.
Lauren Hunt, Lucas Scalamogna, and Grace Meng Tian have been playing together for many years beginning when they all attended the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. Horn player Dr. Lauren Hunt is currently on faculty at Illinois State University and performs regularly with a variety of ensembles across the United States. As a soloist, Dr. Hunt has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the Army Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Violinist Lucas Scalamogna has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. His symphonic experience includes engagements with the Grant Park Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony, and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. Pianist Grace Meng Tian earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Renmin University of China, a Master of Music Performance and Artist Certificate from Georgia State University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia. She has won many awards for her playing, including first prize at the Kawai Asia Piano Competition and first place at the Toyama Piano Competition.
40 Dollar Fine is raucous roots rock, country, '60's rock 'n' soul, & a pinch of blues at its finest Eclectic, unpredictable, and above all...big time fun.
The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra presents a concert that highlights the beauty of Chinese instruments within the grandeur of a full Western orchestra.
Super star and Latin Grammy Award winner Alejandro Fernández, whose celebrated live shows combine spellbinding performances of pop and ranchera songs, takes to the stage with the legendary and multi Grammy Award winning Los Tigres del Norte in what promises to be one of the hottest tours of the year: ROMPIENDO FRONTERAS TOUR 2018.
Accordionist Rob Curto leads this trio, originally from New York City. An important Forró ambassador in the U.S., Curto has introduced many music lovers to the Northeastern Brazilian Music. He was an original member of the band Forró in t
he Dark with Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Smokey Hormel (Beck). Hailing from south of Sao Paulo, charismatic vocalist Rose Moraes has entertained thousands of music lovers with her “Roots of Brazil” concerts.
She has performed widely in Switzerland, Poland, Brazil, and the U.S., where she now resides. She and Curto are joined by Scott Kettner for the Montpelier program.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors
Performing selections from their last two recordings, the award-winning Eric Byrd Trio will present a program of jazz standards, original jazz arrangements of hymns, spirituals, and gospel music. Plus, pianist-vocalist Eric Byrd will sing a few selections. Featuring Bhagwan Khalsa on bass and Alphonso Young, Jr., on drums, the Eric Byrd Trio members are ambassadors of gospel, blues, and jazz.
With Chukwudi Hodge.
George Virden Watsky, known professionally as Watsky, is an American hip hop artist, author, and poet from San Francisco, California. Watsky performs slam poetry, and was featured on Season 6 of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO. (Wikipedia)
Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand, to emerge as a widely recognized master of his instrument. He currently resides in the Minneapolis area with his family.
The future of jazz can be heard in Gina Sobel’s music. She is known for her improvising prowess on flute, and is an accomplished vocalist, saxophonist, and composer. Her music features keen lyrics and expansive melodies, and brings together elements of funk, modal jams, and found sounds. Sobel is a consummate bandleader and an eager collaborator, all in the service of making good music.
Over the past two decades Papa Roach have established themselves as true trendsetters in rock music: They've been nominated for two Grammys, toured the globe with everyone from Eminem to Marilyn Manson and crafted the nü metal anthem “Last Resort,” which is still in heavy rotation on rock radio seventeen years after its release. However, the group's ninth full-length Crooked Teeth sees the band returning to their humble—and hungry—roots.
Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Alex Brown is quickly emerging at the forefront of a new generation of artists. The New York Times says he plays “with a crystalline touch and a worldly approach.” In addition to leading his own quartet, Brown has been a member of Paquito D’Rivera’s ensemble since 2007, performing on and contributing arrangements to their Latin Grammy award-winning album “Jazz Meets the Classics.”
Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss join forces on tour that's sure to get country music fans excited.
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will be heading out on on the road in support of a new album, Living the Dream.
Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea is an American jazz pianist/electric keyboardist and composer. His compositions "Spain", "500 Miles High", "La Fiesta" and "Windows", are considered jazz standards. (Wikipedia). Chick Corea has (to date) won 22 Grammy Awards and was nominated for a Grammy over 60 times.
Barbara Trzetrzelewska, known simply as Basia, (born 30 September 1954) is a Polish singer-songwriter and record producer. After finding initial success in the mid-1980s as a singer for the British sophisti-pop trio Matt Bianco, Basia established a solo career in 1986 and subsequently enjoyed a successful recording career featuring characteristically Latin-flavoured jazz-pop crossover songs. She is noted for possessing a wide vocal range, approximately three octaves that span from contralto to soprano tessituras, as well as her singular jazz-influenced stylings and multi-layered harmonies. (Wikipedia)
One of R&B's preeminent love men during the '90s heyday of hip-hop soul, Ginuwine first emerged in 1996 with the multi-platinum disc The Bachelor, produced with superstar beatmaker Timbaland. Featuring what one critic called "silky, seductive vocals [purring] beside Timbaland's jagged, hyperkinetic beats to create a uniquely edgy R&B sound," the album became an instant classic, with "Pony," the daring first single, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart late in 1996. Other standout cuts from the disc included "Tell Me Do U Wanna" and a blazing cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry." "When Timbaland and I did The Bachelor, that was one of the biggest moments in my life," Ginuwine recalls. "Not everyone has the opportunity to be so popular with their first release. Believe me, I know I was blessed."
West Coast jazz vocalist Debora Galan is coming home to the East Coast, where her career began! Galan will showcase tunes from her album “All About Love,” including original compositions inspired by her Spanish and Cuban ancestry and her abiding love of melody, rhythm, and groove.