Naomi LaViolette 'Written For You' Album Release Show
Naomi LaViolette, in concert releases "Written For You," an album featuring song commissions and song gifts.
Show 7:30 / Door 7:00
$15 General Admission @ Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets day of show $20 General Admission
All Ages Bar with I.D.
On October 27th Naomi LaViolette celebrates the release of her new record "Written For You" at the Old Church concert hall in Portland, Oregon. The show will feature all the songs on the record and include performers from Oregon Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and the Oregon Repertory Singers.
Over the past few years, Naomi has developed a collection of songs written for others. She uses melody, rhythm, and harmony, intertwined with words, poetry and metaphor to capture and preserve stories and people beyond memories. Some of the songs were given by other people to their loved ones on birthdays or anniversaries. Some of them are inspired by dear people in Naomi's own life, that either passed away, made her heart swell with love, or filled her with gratitude. Every song on the "Written For You" album was either commissioned or written as a gift for a specific person or purpose.
Naomi musical niche is a blend of retro-style grooves, cool jazz, and classical arrangements. Her smooth vocals span the sultry blues of Norah Jones to the ambience of Sarah McLachlan, and her inclusion of both vintage and current piano styles are reminiscent of both the funky rhythms of Billy Preston and classic folk-rock of Carole King. Her artistic and authentic live performance, whether solo or with a band, is an intimate and inspiring experience. Naomi released her first solo record, self-titled Naomi LaViolette in March 2012, a holiday single Noel in December 2012, and an EP entitled You've Got Me in October 2013.
Her roots are deep in classical music - she has a masters degree in classical piano performance, but she has also immersed herself in jazz standards, folk songs, soul, pop and gospel. All these influences give her music a variety of moods and styles for listeners to enjoy.
Naomi's music has received great review and critical acclaim from media including Oregon Music News, The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Willamette Week, The Inessa Blog, StereoSubversion.com, KATUs AM Northwest, KINK.fm, and KMHD.fm. She is praised for her original music and balanced combination of chops and lyricism. Her work as a pianist, vocalist, arranger and composer with Steven Goodwin and theSaving His Musicproject has received prominent coverage in national and local news. Naomi has opened for national and international artists, performed at esteemed venues and festivals including the Portland Jazz Festival, Jimmy Mak's, the Doug Fir Lounge, the Alberta Rose Theater, and The Bite of Oregon, and is the pianist for the Oregon Repertory Singers.
Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201