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7Songwriters: SWING

  • Zinc Bar 82 West 3rd Street New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

7Songwriters: SWING, a concert of new songs by composers that ~swing between styles~

Featuring the music of:

ROBERT FLEITZ ~pianist & composer~ performs a handful of his touching and hilarious art songs with soprano Chelsea Feltman. Featuring the second world premiere of the critically acclaimed monologue for soprano (and occasionally theatrical pianist) "Basic Bitch, City Witch.”

BONOMO, formed by ~singer-songwriter~ Adam Bonomo, writes music transcendent of one genre, fusing influences from gospel, folk, jazz, and classical. Hear him perform a solo set of songs at the piano, showcasing his unique approach to unifying musical traditions and audiences through music.

FAY VICTOR, hailed as ‘artistically complete’ by the New York Times is an ~improvising vocalist, composer, lyricist and educator~ riding all the chasms and seams of musics that are improvisational and conversational in nature. Fay will be performing works with her new band project, The New Blues, bridging the divide between chamber music and the blues. Featuring cellist Marika Hughes and bassist Sean Conly.

MATTHEW EVAN TAYLOR ~composer & improviser~ premieres three scenes from his opera THE WARRIOR’S WIVES, a tragic opera in two acts that tells the stories of three women–Ikuku, Imiri, and Oku–married to the warrior, Ekpe. Inspired by Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart,” the opera addresses issues of patriarchal oppression, familial duty, motherhood and loyalty, romantic love, and vengeance. Featuring the vocal talents of Mary Claire Curran, soprano; Jonathan Z. Harris, bass-baritone; Robin Clifford, soprano; Andrés Peñalver, tenor; Felix Jarrar, piano.

ZOSHA WARPEHA, a genre-crossing ~violinist, vocalist, and composer~ writes songs that blend solo voice, five-string violin, and often a hardanger fiddle, a traditional instrument of Norway. Her melodies embrace the resonance and shimmering qualities of its sympathetic strings (hear below ). Steeped in improvisation, space, and texture, Zosha draws inspiration from a wide range of folk traditions and contemporary music, creating wisps of material ~not developmental ~here and gone.

SIVAN ARBEL ~Israeli jazz vocalist, composer and arranger~ sings a set of new songs with her quartet. A new staple of the NYC jazz scene, Sivan released her debut album “Broken Lines” in late 2016 to international recognition and media coverage. This show features Lex Korten on piano, James Robbins on bass, and Evan Hyde on drums.

EMI FERGUSON ~flutist & composer~ plays a solo set of new and recent songs, including from her debut album “Amour Cruel,” an indie-pop song cycle inspired by the music of the 17th century French court. Hailed by critics for her “tonal bloom” and “hauntingly beautiful performances,” Emi’s unique approach to the flute can be heard in performances that alternate between the Silver Flute, Historical Flutes, and Auxilary Flutes, playing repertoire that stretches from the Renaissance to today. As a performer, composer, educator, and arts administrator, Emi stretches the boundaries of what is expected of modern-day musicians.

Table Seating Available here:
$20 - Online
$25 - At The Door

Earlier Event: January 11
Later Event: June 15
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