For her Clifton Center appearance, Tierney Sutton will present selections from her Grammy-nominated release, “After Blue,” a compilation of Joni Mitchell songs, as well as several popular jazz standards. The cd has received rave reviews since its September release, and more are sure to come.
A 6-time Grammy Nominee, Tierney Sutton is often described as “a singer’s singer”, but just as often, she is described as a “musician’s singer”, who uses her voice like an instrument. Spanning over 20years of collaboration, the Tierney Sutton Band’s 9 CDs have consistently topped the US jazz charts, leading to Tierney’s selection as Jazzweek’s Vocalist of the Year as well as to numerous other accolades in the music world. In addition to 4 consecutive Grammy Nominations for “Best jazz Vocal Album”, The Tierney Sutton Band’s CD, “American Road” was also awarded a nomination for its collaborative arranging, putting The Band’s work alongside arrangements written for Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah.
The Music of Bill Evans
Dick Sisto and Steve Allee bring their quartet back to the Clifton Center on Sunday, March 16th at 7:00pm to perform music by the legendary pianist and composer, Bill Evans. During this concert, the audience will be seated on the stage along with the musicians in the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theater. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at cliftoncenter.org or at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue.
Both Dick Sisto and Steve Allee have been performing original music, as well as music by the great compositions of iconic jazz musicians including Coltrane, Ellington, Bill Evans, Miles Davis etc., in concert halls, jazz clubs, churches and cathedrals around the region for the last few years to enthusiastic audiences. The professional resume of these musicians includes performances and recordings with Buddy Rich, Kenny Werner, Rufus Reid, Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Broom, Eddie Gomez, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz and many others.
Free and open to the public. Donation suggested.
There is a stream that courses through American roots music. Its source is in the Appalachians in a place called Maces Springs, Virginia. There, A.P. Carter, his wife, Sara, and his sister-in-law Maybelle, began their careers as three of the earliest stars of country music. The stream these three created has turned into a rushing river and has moved through several generations of musicians. And yet, the Carters suffered periods of obscurity, with A.P. and Sara divorcing and all three going their separate ways. No one would have guessed that a young man who, at first blush, seemed more renegade than reverent adherent, would be the one to lift the Carter legacy. That man was Johnny Cash and his love for the Carter music dated back to nights as a boy in Arkansas listening to the Carter Family perform on the air, their melodies blasting across the Mexican border into his bedside radio. It was a wonderful twist of fate when Cash, as a Sun Records artist, first met Mother Maybelle and her girls, the Carter Sisters and vowed to June, “I’m gonna marry you someday.”
Beth Harrington is an award-winning independent producer, director and writer, born in Boston and transplanted to the Pacific Northwest. She has been making media professionally since 1977. She most often focuses on work that explores American history, music and culture.
From his earliest recordings in the 1990s as a founding member of Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar has been a keen observer of the American landscape: its beauties and its tragedies, salvations and poisons.
It’s a perspective that’s been hard-won by steady touring and travel through this nation, and Farrar’s almost two-decades as the leader of Son Volt (as well as impressive turns as an acclaimed solo artist and collaborator) have only deepened and sharpened his gift for capturing the sights and sounds of his American journey – a gift which is in evidence once again on Son Volt’s sixth studio album: Honky Tonk.
Farrar will be joined by his Son Volt bandmate, Gary Hunt, on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar for his Clifton Center appearance.
Formed in 2011, Trio Brasileiro has already made a name for itself as an ensemble worthy of international attention. Their stunning virtuosity is matched with remarkable musicianship and a deep devotion to the language of music, allowing them to achieve a one-of-a-kind sound that shares equal parts understated subtlety and irresistible groove. But it is their love of the traditional music of Brazil and the connection between brothers – by birth and by bonds of friendship – that create a very rare and profound beauty.
Half of the highly regarded Brazilian Choro ensemble, Caraivana, Trio Brasileiro includes the celebrated guitarist and full time member of the award-winning Brasil Guitar Duo, Douglas Lora; one of Brazil’s finest mandolin virtuosos, Dudu Maia, and the amazing percussionist and brother of Douglas, Alexandre Lora.