Artists Studio: Jo Lawry and Kavita Shah

”[Lawry is] an Australian jazz singer with a spring-like tone, a nimble technique and a grasp of shading and pacing…”The New York Times

“Shah’s music reflects the insatiably curious mind of an ethnographer, the soul of a poet, and the eye of a painter.”WNPR

The influences and improvisational fluidity of jazz take center stage in a thrilling double bill of female vocalists who infuse their sets with unique musical cultures and perspectives. Jazz meets folk, while heartbreak meets humor in the sparkling original songs of Australian-born vocalist Jo Lawry, whom has been touring and recording with Sting and Paul Simon and was featured in the Academy Award-winning film 20 Feet From Stardom. Kavita Shah seamlessly weaves together diverse cultural traditions into her jazz-based repertoire, from the Indian table and West African kora to African and Brazilian rhythms, placing seemingly eclectic songs, instruments, and artists in dialogue with one another to create a new type of jazz with global sensibilities that defies categorization.


The Artists Studio is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo by Julie Skaratt | Photo by Julien Charpentier

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
at 7:00pm and 9:00pm

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