PICK OF THE WEEK
Joy Ike with Ruut & LEA
WHEN: THU JUL 17, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
We showcase new work by women singers/songwriters. Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing has drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and Fiona Apple. Her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.
The granddaughter of a famous opera composer, Ruut grew up in Finland, moved to Budapest, and as a girl came to Nashville, New York and LA with her accomplished songs and keyboard expertise. Washington DC based singer/songwriter LEA describes her music as SoulFolk, a seamless blend of gospel, jazz, country, R&B, and contemporary folk. LEA has shared the stage with everyone from Dar Williams to Mavis Staples, and the legendary Odetta.
WHEN: FRI JUL 25, 8 PM
Talented young tenor player and composer Killian returns to his old stomping grounds with an all-star lineup of the best of Baltimore’s jazz players with Stan Killian on tenor sax, Todd Marcus on bass clarinet, Jeff Reed on bass, and Eric Kennedy on drums.
WHEN: SAT JUL 26, 7:30 PMA night featuring Victoria Vox, The Sweater Set, The Baltimore Ukulele Symphonette, Moe Nelson, Don Kim, Glen Hirabayashi, Jon Braman, Bob Friedman and your host Don Peyton. Join us durign the day for workshops. Tickets & Info