Heather Masse and Jed Wilson: TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT 6PM
HEATHER MASSE & JED WILSON
Vocalist Heather Masse is one-third of the Juno Award-winning Canadian trio The Wailin' Jennys. For this concert, Heather joins forces with pianist and former 317 Main Community Music Center teacher, Jed Wilson.
Heather and Jed met as jazz students at the New England Conservatory of Music and have been performing together for more than 10 years. They have appeared in theaters across the country including guest spots on Garrison Keillor's popular radio program A Prairie Home Companion. Heather's background is steeped in the jazz tradition, which informs her distinct approach to singing folk, pop and bluegrass.
HEATHER MASSE BIO
A member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin' Jennys, she has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. She has been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, both as a solo performer and as a member of The Jennys. On the show, she has collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, and Emmylou Harris.
Heather has performed with the contemporary bluegrass band The Wayfaring Strangers, fiddle virtuoso Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing, and in 2006, recorded an album with Joy Kills Sorrow, a contemporary stringband. She also released Tell Me Tonight with the Brooklyn-based collaboration Heather & the Barbarians.
In 2008, Heather released Many Moons, an EP of jazz-inspired folk duets with pianist Jed Wilson. Releasing her first full-length album in 2009, she delivered Bird Song--her solo debut on Red House Records.
The Wailin Jenny's newest recording, Bright Morning Stars released February 2011, won a Canadian Juno and features original songs from all 3 members of the band.
Heather's newest release on Red House Records, Lock My Heart is an album of jazz standards and originals with the legendary pianist, Dick Hyman. It has been on the Billboard charts since its release in February 2013.
Heather currently lives in the Catskills of NY with her husband Ian, and son August.
JED WILSON BIO
Jed has been an active performer since his teenage years in Portland, Oregon. He received a bachelor's degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory, where he formed a long-standing musical partnership with jazz vocalist Dominique Eade. The two have toured widely, and in 2006 released a critically acclaimed CD that appeared on many of the year's top-ten album lists. More recently, Jed has performed extensively with singer/songwriter Heather Masse. The association with Masse has resulted in a host of appearances across North America, including multiple appearances on NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion."
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