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Brandon Woody - Trumpet Elijah Cole - Guitar Christopher Frick - Piano Samuel Worthington- Bass Christopher Latona - Drums
TICKETS: $10 in advance/$13 at door
Brandon Woody is a jazz trumpeter from the Charm City, has been here all of his life. Brandon currently is a senior at Baltimore School for the arts. It all started for him in about 3rd grade when he got to study with his first mentor Craig Alston, it gave him such an exciment for the music, in general. Over the years his love for music developed and got more serious every year. After that he was excepted into the peabody preparatory.
Throughout middle school he was in all the city-wide high school honor bands. Then he had gotten in to BSA, and this was really important in his maturing. Throughout his freshman to junior career, he attended several vigorous high school programs for example, the Berklee Jazz Workshop, Grammy Camp, Jazz Band of America. He has studied, performed or played with the following, Terri Lyne Carrington, Alex Norris, Dontae Winslow, Andrew Balio, Paul Carr, Ian Sims, Blake Meister, Craig Alston, Warren Wolf and many more. He says, " Even though I want to make a living off of jazz, I still love all types of music, especially classical!" He was won the Concerto Competition at Peabody, and is in several orchestras, chamber, wind ensembles, that make him a better player all around. Woody has performed in some of Americas best venues, he has performed at Bohemian Caverns, Jazz at Lincoln Center multiple times. Woody was just selected to be Baltimore’s Rising Artist. The Examiner - " The next Diz”
Saturday, August 29, 2015 – 5 pm Michael Sheppard, Piano Improvisation Concert ADMISSION: This concert is free; $10 suggested donation
Already known as a pianist of dazzling virtuosity and penetrating musicianship, Michael Sheppard is also spreading his wings as a composer, arranger and transcriber. Trained by the legendary Leon Fleisher and the scholarly but passionate Ann Schein at the Peabody Conservatory, Michael was selected by the American Pianists Association as a Classical Fellow. This designation led to the recording of his Harmonia Mundi CD of 2007 and in late 2012 another recording will be released by Azica, a Cleveland-based label distributed worldwide by Naxos Records.
The APA fellowship provided a tour of Southern Asia and the Middle East, done in collaboration with the US Department of State. During this tour, he performed with numerous national orchestras, played chamber music with resident ensembles, and played in solo recitals as well as diplomatic events. He additionally found time to do master classes and conducted informal presentations in secondary schools and universities.
Back in the US, Mr. Sheppard made his debut at the Kennedy Center and has since performed standard piano repertoire with numerous orchestras nationwide in addition to recitals, more master classes, broadcasts and chamber performances as a member of the Monument Trio. He has returned to Asia, Europe and performed at Carnegie Hall as well. Receiver of a Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship and another from the LaGesse Foundation, Sheppard took a major prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs National Competition.
As an interpreter of great acclaim of operatic transcriptions and musical theater scores, Michael Sheppard today stands at a crossroads, spending large amounts of time writing as well as performing and teaching. He has worked closely with fellow composers John Corigliano, Christopher Theofanidis, Michael Hersch, Robert Sirota and with the late Nicholas Maw, demonstrating a deep love of new music. His catalogue of works, numbering in the dozens, is about to be published and marketed by a new entrepreneurial music publishing company beginning in the fall of 2012.
Michael Sheppard is a native of Philadelphia and resides in Baltimore where he often enjoys performing chamber music with Baltimore Symphony Principal cellist Dariusz Skorazewski and Hong Kong Philharmonic Concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich in the Monument Trio. He is also a teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Sunny Cowell CD Release Concert & Party
Sunny Cowell, voice & guitar Special guest, Stanley Cowell, piano
Join us for a reception following the show
TICKETS: $15 (includes show, reception and a CD)
Growing up in the household of her jazz composer and musician father, Stanley Cowell, Sunny began singing and writing music at an early age. She wrote her first song, “Hear Me One” at 5 years old which became the title tune on one of Stanley Cowell’s albums in 1997. At 8 years old, Sunny began classical training on the violin. By 12 years old, she had begun classical study of the viola. Sunny was featured as a jazz violist and vocalist at the Montreal International Jazz Fest in 2004. She was also featured on a week-long music tour in France which included Sunside Club in Paris, Festival La Seyne Sur Mer, and Jazz Festival Foix in 2005. During her high school years, Sunny served as Concert Master for the Burlington Township High School String Orchestra and played the viola as a member of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Orchestra. She performed on the Asian Art Suite at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
While attending Swarthmore College, Sunny was a vocalist and composer in Essence of Soul, Swarthmore’s R&B and Soul a cappella group and she was a member of the Fetter Chamber Quartet. During her time in college, she began teaching herself to play the guitar, adding it to her arsenal of musical instruments. In 2010, Sunny was featured as a singer and violist on Stanley Cowell’s album “Prayer for Peace.” In 2014 she appeared on a Mezzo Live HD TV, France show on vocals and viola with her dad, Stanley Cowell. Upon graduation from Swarthmore College, Sunny attended law school, and served as the Music Director for the University of Maryland School of Law a cappella group, Legally Sound. She continued to perform and write her own music for voice and guitar while obtaining her J.D. Although Sunny continues to dabble in classical and jazz, she is thrilled to finally release her first EP-CD Insecure a recording of original songs influenced by genres of popular music.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 – 8 pm MICHAEL MALIS TRIO Celebrating their new release, "Lifted from the No of All Nothing" Michael Malis — piano Ben Rolston — upright bass Stephen Boegehold — drums
A forward-looking, compositionally-motivated improvising ensemble based in Detroit. Exuberant, buoyant and thoughtful, the Michael Malis Trio is soulful and complex, groovy and abstract, compositional and improvisational. Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, including many of the archetypal figures of the jazz pianist-composer tradition, such as Andrew Hill, Thelonious Monk, Cecil Taylor, and Bud Powell. The band is also influenced by the great paragons of Detroit’s own musical legacy, including Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, Robert Hurst, Jaribu Shahid, and Vincent York, all of whom members of the trio have performed and/or studied with.
TICKETS:: $13 in advance/$16 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper
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