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Fanwood Cultural Arts Performance Series
Mayor Colleen Mahr and
The Fanwood Arts Council Present
Fanwood Performance Series Spring Season

Jean Rohe
7pm Saturday Evening
April 9, 2011
Jean Rohe
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.”

Cover2Cover
Cover2Cover

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 up artists.

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: reservations@fanwoodperformanceseries.org

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