Friday, December 13, 2013

New Voices New Sounds Roosevelt Island Friday Night Music Series At Gallery RIVAA Tonight 7 PM With Jazz Vocalist Aubrey Johnson, Guitarist Cesar Garabini, Harpist Lucia Stavros And Violinist Joanna Mattrey - See You There

Start your weekend with some live Roosevelt Island Jazz at Gallery RIVAA as the monthly Friday night series New Voices New Sounds

 Image From Gallery RIVAA

 continues tonight beginning at 7 PM. According to Gallery RIVAA:
"New Voices, New Sounds"
Jazz at Gallery RIVAA

Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:30pm

Two sets

First set will be virtuosic jazz vocalist Aubrey Johnson with guitarist Cesar Garabini. Second set will be Harpist Lucia Stavros with violinist Joanna Mattrey.

Aubrey Johnson  - known for her ethereal and sweet sound and her vocal acrobatic abilities- Aubrey Johnson is a New York-based vocalist, composer, and educator who specializes in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music with and without words. She holds a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory and is set to release her debut album under saxophonist Greg Osby’s new record label Inner Circle Music within the next year. In 2011 she joined the voice department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, becoming their youngest current voice teacher. In 2012, she joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory as the director of the school’s vocal jazz ensemble. In demand as both a side-person and a leader, Aubrey has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats Bobby McFerrin, Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Mark Walker, Paul McCandless, Fred Hersch, and Jimmy Cobb.

Lucia Stavros, harp, and Joanna Mattrey, violin, are both graduates of The New England Conservatory of Music. Although playing instruments that lend themselves to classical and traditional repertoire they are imaginative musicians with a taste for the ecclectic, and have stretched out into the realm of improvisation.
Here's vocalist Aubrey Johnson

and Harpist Lucia Stavros

Kirschner - Forty Winters (excerpt) from The Boston New Music Initiative on Vimeo.

Check it out and have a good time.