Celebrating her debut album, Lead Me Home, Jean Rohe is quickly becoming a gem of New York City’s
jazz and Brazilian music scene. After winning both the audience favorite and second place award at the Montreux
Jazz Festival in 2006, Jean assembled an unusual sextet, featuring accordion, clarinet, and South American
percussion. The resulting project involves the full breadth of Jean’s stylistic attractions, challenging traditional
boundaries around musical genres. Her original compositions and fresh arrangements of songs from Latin
America explore the intersections of jazz, North American folk music, Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian traditions. Her
singing and compositions have now filled venues from the Birdland to Havana’s Teatro Nacional.
What sets Jean’s performance apart is that it invites the listener to engage with body, heart, and mind,
through captivating storytelling, astute, socially conscious lyrics, and lively rhythms and melodies, in a
participatory experience that involves singing, clapping, or dancing along. “The act of singing together is uniquely
subversive,” Jean says. “It breaks us out of our individual isolation and carries us into a new space of community
with our fellow human beings.”
The trio of Kym Still, Joe Russo and Brian Celardo have been performing together for the past 3 years
as the band Cover2Cover. You may have seen them perform 2 years running at Fannywood Day. They will
be performing an evening of original songs at the Fanwood Performance Series season opener. Their
repertoire will be a collection of songs from Brian Celardo's former musical group Angst For The Memory
and songs written by Mrs. Still. They will also be performing several cover songs arranged to showcase
Kym's amazing vocal skill.
Come and experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard. Spring 2011 will feature
three great shows including an evening of classical music. Please check back here for more details as we firm
As usaul we will be offering refreshments for sale, during fifteen minute intermissions. The suggested
donation is seven dollars, five dollars for seniors and youngsters. To make a reservation email us at:
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