Jazz Schedule

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday November 23rd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Yoko Miwa, piano

John Sullivan, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

This last summer, the Yoko Miwa Trio played at the Atlanta and Litchfield Jazz Festivals! They've been gaining national attention of late with a two page article about them in Downbeat Magazine and landed at #6 on the Jazz Charts with their most recent CD called Pathways! You can hear the trio play every Friday night at The Mad Monkfish.

Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year.

In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.

Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.

http://www.yokomiwa.com

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-11-23 19:00:002018-11-23 22:00:00America/New_YorkYoko Miwa TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.Yoko Miwa, pianoJohn Sullivan, acoustic bassScott Goulding, drumsThis last summer, the Yoko Miwa Trio played at the Atlanta and Litchfield Jazz Festivals! They've been gaining national attention of late with a two page article about them in Downbeat Magazine and landed at #6 on the Jazz Charts with their most recent CD called Pathways! You can hear the trio play every Friday night at The Mad Monkfish.Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year.In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.http://www.yokomiwa.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Phil Grenadier Trio

Friday November 23rd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Phil Grenadier, trumpet

Matt Stavrakas, acoustic bass

Karen Kocharyan, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2018-11-23 22:00:002018-11-23 00:00:00America/New_YorkAfter-Hours Jam Session with the Phil Grenadier TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.Phil Grenadier, trumpetMatt Stavrakas, acoustic bassKaren Kocharyan, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Peter Kontrimas Quartet

Saturday November 24th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Arnie Krakowsky, tenor saxophone

Sonny Barbato, piano

Peter Kontrimas, acoustic bass

Les Harris Jr. drums

Peter Kontrimas’ supportive bass playing and lyrical solos have earned him club, concert and broadcast dates with Shirley Horn, Clark Terry, Rosemary Clooney, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Rebecca Parris, Herb Pomeroy, Gray Sargent, and Dick Johnson.  In addition, he has recorded with Gary Burton, Jerry Bergonzi, Alvin Queen, and Paul Broadnax and has appeared numerous times on the NPR program “Jazz Set”.  Club performances include The Blue Note and Birdland in NY, the Regattabar and Scullers.  Festivals and concert appearances include Saratoga/JVC, Jazz Ottawa, Boston Globe, Orange County Center for Performing Arts, Portsmouth, The Cambridge River Fest, Tanglewood, and the Jazz Series at Symphony Center in Chicago. (photo by Erin X. Smithers)

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2018-11-24 20:00:002018-11-24 23:00:00America/New_YorkPeter Kontrimas QuartetFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. Arnie Krakowsky, tenor saxophoneSonny Barbato, pianoPeter Kontrimas, acoustic bassLes Harris Jr. drumsPeter Kontrimas’ supportive bass playing and lyrical solos have earned him club, concert and broadcast dates with Shirley Horn, Clark Terry, Rosemary Clooney, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Rebecca Parris, Herb Pomeroy, Gray Sargent, and Dick Johnson.  In addition, he has recorded with Gary Burton, Jerry Bergonzi, Alvin Queen, and Paul Broadnax and has appeared numerous times on the NPR program “Jazz Set”.  Club performances include The Blue Note and Birdland in NY, the Regattabar and Scullers.  Festivals and concert appearances include Saratoga/JVC, Jazz Ottawa, Boston Globe, Orange County Center for Performing Arts, Portsmouth, The Cambridge River Fest, Tanglewood, and the Jazz Series at Symphony Center in Chicago. (photo by Erin X. Smithers)The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Patrice Williamson Trio

Thursday November 29th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Patrice Williamson, vocals

Mark Shilansky, piano

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz. A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.

Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. In 2014 she started The Ella Project, a multi-faceted tribute leading up to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, including a concert series, biographical performance, and recordings, including the recently released Comes Love, an album celebrating the collaboration between Fitzgerald and legendary guitarist Joe Pass. Patrice received both her Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the famed New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.

https://www.patricewilliamson.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-11-29 19:00:002018-11-29 22:00:00America/New_YorkPatrice Williamson TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. Patrice Williamson, vocalsMark Shilansky, pianoKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassA native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz. A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. In 2014 she started The Ella Project, a multi-faceted tribute leading up to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, including a concert series, biographical performance, and recordings, including the recently released Comes Love, an album celebrating the collaboration between Fitzgerald and legendary guitarist Joe Pass. Patrice received both her Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the famed New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.https://www.patricewilliamson.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Sheila Jordan's 90th Birthday Celebration! (1st set)

Friday November 30th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Sheila Jordan, famed jazz singer and teacher, returns to The Mad Monkfish for a 90th Birthday Celebration and Concert! Come help us celebrate one of jazz's living legends!

Miss Jordan will be accompanied by The Yoko Miwa Trio, starring Yamaha Artist Yoko Miwa, pianist, Dr. Brad Barrett, acoustic bassist and Scott Goulding, drummer. This last summer, the Yoko Miwa Trio played at the Atlanta and Litchfield Jazz Festivals! They've been gaining national attention of late with a two page article about them in Downbeat Magazine and landed at #6 on the Jazz Charts with their most recent CD called Pathways!

There will be two shows: 7pm and 9pm. Your tickets gets you into one show. Buy your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a seat:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheila-jordans-90th-birthday-celebration-tickets-49614279646

Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker's solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.

After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker's pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings. One of these was under her own name, the other was “The Outer View” with George Russell, which featured a famous 10-minute version of "You Are My Sunshine".

In the mid-60s her work encompassed jazz liturgies sung in churches and extensive club work, but her appeal was narrow even within the confines of jazz. By the late 70s jazz audiences had begun to understand her uncompromising style a little more and her popularity increased - as did her appearances on record, which included albums with pianist Steve Kuhn, whose quartet she joined, and an album, Home, comprising a selection of Robert Creeley's poems set to music and arranged by Steve Swallow.

A 1983 duo set with bassist Harvie Swartz, “Old Time Feeling”, comprises several of the standards Jordan regularly features in her live repertoire, while 1990's “Lost And Found” pays tribute to her bebop roots. Both sets display her unique musical trademarks, such as the frequent and unexpected sweeping changes of pitch, which still tend to confound an uninitiated audience. Her preference to the bass and voice set led to another remarkable collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown, whom she has been performing with all over the world for more than ten years so far and they have released the live albums “I’ve Grown Accustomed to the Bass” and “Celebration”. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.

07:00 PM - 08:15 PM

2018-11-30 19:00:002018-11-30 20:15:00America/New_YorkSheila Jordan's 90th Birthday Celebration! (1st set)For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.Sheila Jordan, famed jazz singer and teacher, returns to The Mad Monkfish for a 90th Birthday Celebration and Concert! Come help us celebrate one of jazz's living legends!Miss Jordan will be accompanied by The Yoko Miwa Trio, starring Yamaha Artist Yoko Miwa, pianist, Dr. Brad Barrett, acoustic bassist and Scott Goulding, drummer. This last summer, the Yoko Miwa Trio played at the Atlanta and Litchfield Jazz Festivals! They've been gaining national attention of late with a two page article about them in Downbeat Magazine and landed at #6 on the Jazz Charts with their most recent CD called Pathways!There will be two shows: 7pm and 9pm. Your tickets gets you into one show. Buy your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a seat:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheila-jordans-90th-birthday-celebration-tickets-49614279646Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker's solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker's pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings. One of these was under her own name, the other was “The Outer View” with George Russell, which featured a famous 10-minute version of "You Are My Sunshine".In the mid-60s her work encompassed jazz liturgies sung in churches and extensive club work, but her appeal was narrow even within the confines of jazz. By the late 70s jazz audiences had begun to understand her uncompromising style a little more and her popularity increased - as did her appearances on record, which included albums with pianist Steve Kuhn, whose quartet she joined, and an album, Home, comprising a selection of Robert Creeley's poems set to music and arranged by Steve Swallow.A 1983 duo set with bassist Harvie Swartz, “Old Time Feeling”, comprises several of the standards Jordan regularly features in her live repertoire, while 1990's “Lost And Found” pays tribute to her bebop roots. Both sets display her unique musical trademarks, such as the frequent and unexpected sweeping changes of pitch, which still tend to confound an uninitiated audience. Her preference to the bass and voice set led to another remarkable collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown, whom she has been performing with all over the world for more than ten years so far and they have released the live albums “I’ve Grown Accustomed to the Bass” and “Celebration”. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Sheila Jordan's 90th Birthday Celebration! (2nd set)

Friday November 30th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Sheila Jordan, famed jazz singer and teacher, returns to The Mad Monkfish for a 90th Birthday Celebration and Concert! Come help us celebrate one of jazz's living legends!

Miss Jordan will be accompanied by The Yoko Miwa Trio, starring Yamaha Artist Yoko Miwa, pianist, Dr. Brad Barrett, acoustic bassist and Scott Goulding, drummer. This last summer, the Yoko Miwa Trio played at the Atlanta and Litchfield Jazz Festivals! They've been gaining national attention of late with a two page article about them in Downbeat Magazine and landed at #6 on the Jazz Charts with their most recent CD called Pathways!

There will be two shows: 7pm and 9pm. Your tickets gets you into one show. Buy your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a seat:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheila-jordans-90th-birthday-celebration-tickets-49614279646

Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker's solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.

After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker's pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings. One of these was under her own name, the other was “The Outer View” with George Russell, which featured a famous 10-minute version of "You Are My Sunshine".

In the mid-60s her work encompassed jazz liturgies sung in churches and extensive club work, but her appeal was narrow even within the confines of jazz. By the late 70s jazz audiences had begun to understand her uncompromising style a little more and her popularity increased - as did her appearances on record, which included albums with pianist Steve Kuhn, whose quartet she joined, and an album, Home, comprising a selection of Robert Creeley's poems set to music and arranged by Steve Swallow.

A 1983 duo set with bassist Harvie Swartz, “Old Time Feeling”, comprises several of the standards Jordan regularly features in her live repertoire, while 1990's “Lost And Found” pays tribute to her bebop roots. Both sets display her unique musical trademarks, such as the frequent and unexpected sweeping changes of pitch, which still tend to confound an uninitiated audience. Her preference to the bass and voice set led to another remarkable collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown, whom she has been performing with all over the world for more than ten years so far and they have released the live albums “I’ve Grown Accustomed to the Bass” and “Celebration”. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.

09:00 PM - 10:15 PM

2018-11-30 21:00:002018-11-30 22:15:00America/New_YorkSheila Jordan's 90th Birthday Celebration! (2nd set)For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.Sheila Jordan, famed jazz singer and teacher, returns to The Mad Monkfish for a 90th Birthday Celebration and Concert! Come help us celebrate one of jazz's living legends!Miss Jordan will be accompanied by The Yoko Miwa Trio, starring Yamaha Artist Yoko Miwa, pianist, Dr. Brad Barrett, acoustic bassist and Scott Goulding, drummer. This last summer, the Yoko Miwa Trio played at the Atlanta and Litchfield Jazz Festivals! They've been gaining national attention of late with a two page article about them in Downbeat Magazine and landed at #6 on the Jazz Charts with their most recent CD called Pathways!There will be two shows: 7pm and 9pm. Your tickets gets you into one show. Buy your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a seat:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheila-jordans-90th-birthday-celebration-tickets-49614279646Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker's solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker's pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings. One of these was under her own name, the other was “The Outer View” with George Russell, which featured a famous 10-minute version of "You Are My Sunshine".In the mid-60s her work encompassed jazz liturgies sung in churches and extensive club work, but her appeal was narrow even within the confines of jazz. By the late 70s jazz audiences had begun to understand her uncompromising style a little more and her popularity increased - as did her appearances on record, which included albums with pianist Steve Kuhn, whose quartet she joined, and an album, Home, comprising a selection of Robert Creeley's poems set to music and arranged by Steve Swallow.A 1983 duo set with bassist Harvie Swartz, “Old Time Feeling”, comprises several of the standards Jordan regularly features in her live repertoire, while 1990's “Lost And Found” pays tribute to her bebop roots. Both sets display her unique musical trademarks, such as the frequent and unexpected sweeping changes of pitch, which still tend to confound an uninitiated audience. Her preference to the bass and voice set led to another remarkable collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown, whom she has been performing with all over the world for more than ten years so far and they have released the live albums “I’ve Grown Accustomed to the Bass” and “Celebration”. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio

Friday November 30th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

Jef Charland, acoustic bass

TBA, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2018-11-30 22:00:002018-11-30 00:00:00America/New_YorkAfter-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.Andy Voelker, tenor saxJef Charland, acoustic bassTBA, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

NEA Master Sheila Jordan's Master Class

Saturday December 1st

Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, she is also in demand worldwide for her stimulating vocal workshops. A superb scat singer, Sheila received the Jazz Masters Award 2012 from the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest honor in jazz music in America. apon moving to New York City in the early ’50s, Jordan sang in clubs and at jam sessions with some of the city’s jazz giants, including Charles Mingus, Herbie Nichols, and Charlie "Bird" Parker. She also studied with the renowned Lennie Tristano. In 1952, she married Parker’s pianist, Duke Jordan. Ten years later, she made her acclaimed first recording, showing her vocal finesse on a ten-plus minute version of “You Are My Sunshine” on George Russell’s album The Outer View. Thanks to Russell, she released her first album, Portrait of Sheila, on Blue Note, the first female vocalist to record for the label.

Sheila will offer vocal jazz wisdom and stories of her life in jazz, accompanied by the Yoko Miwa Trio. If you'd like to avail yourself of Sheila's advice, bring a lead sheet and be prepared to present a song. If you plan to sing, do prepare beforehand as you will get more out of Sheila's wisdom that way.

If you'd like to listen to the class but don't want to sing, you can audit the class. Please note that this event will not be live streamed. To reserve your seat, sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-class-tickets-51642321574

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

2018-12-01 13:00:002018-12-01 16:00:00America/New_YorkNEA Master Sheila Jordan's Master ClassSheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, she is also in demand worldwide for her stimulating vocal workshops. A superb scat singer, Sheila received the Jazz Masters Award 2012 from the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest honor in jazz music in America. apon moving to New York City in the early ’50s, Jordan sang in clubs and at jam sessions with some of the city’s jazz giants, including Charles Mingus, Herbie Nichols, and Charlie "Bird" Parker. She also studied with the renowned Lennie Tristano. In 1952, she married Parker’s pianist, Duke Jordan. Ten years later, she made her acclaimed first recording, showing her vocal finesse on a ten-plus minute version of “You Are My Sunshine” on George Russell’s album The Outer View. Thanks to Russell, she released her first album, Portrait of Sheila, on Blue Note, the first female vocalist to record for the label.Sheila will offer vocal jazz wisdom and stories of her life in jazz, accompanied by the Yoko Miwa Trio. If you'd like to avail yourself of Sheila's advice, bring a lead sheet and be prepared to present a song. If you plan to sing, do prepare beforehand as you will get more out of Sheila's wisdom that way.If you'd like to listen to the class but don't want to sing, you can audit the class. Please note that this event will not be live streamed. To reserve your seat, sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-class-tickets-51642321574The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish