Artists Studio: Dominique Eade and Ran Blake with Kavita Shah

”[Blake and Eade] can instantly access deep emotional and musical essences. Each sings with an admirably unadorned purity…chilling the bones and soothing the soul.”Downbeat

“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 artists who infuse their sets with unique musical cultures and perspectives.

Known for reshaping mostly familiar melodies into art songs with their genre-blurring mastery of jazz, blues, classical, folk, and gospel music, vocalist Dominique Eade and pianist Ran Blake showcase their strikingly unique harmonies, lyrical force, and evocative atmospheres with a set that includes songs from their latest release—Town and Country—as well as other standards, originals, and tributes.

Kavita Shah seamlessly weaves together diverse cultural traditions into her jazz-based repertoire, from the Indian tabla 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. For her appearance at the Armory, Shah will be debuting the new work “Folk Songs of Naboréa,” a song-cycle for seven voices that imagines the folk music of a futuristic, post-nuclear society.

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 William Rivelli | Photo by Michael Jackson | Photo by Julien Charpentier

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

Veterans Room
Tickets: $45

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