Naomi LaViolette 'Written For You' Album Release Show
Naomi LaViolette, in concert releases "Written For You", an album featuring Song Commissions.
$15 Advance through Brown Paper Tickets
$20 Day of show at the door
My name is Naomi LaViolette, and I'm an independent songwriter in Portland, Oregon.
What I've learned as a songwriter, is that our lives are full of amazing stories, and that using music is one of the most magical ways to tell those stories. Melody, rhythm, and harmony, intertwined with words, poetry and metaphor captures and preserves stories and people beyond our memories.
Over the last few years I've been so blessed by writing songs for specific people and projects. I call these "Song Commissions." Many of these songs were given by other people to their loved ones as birthday and anniversary gifts. Some of them are inspired by dear people in my own life, that either passed away, made my heart swell with love, or filled me with gratitude.
This precious collection of songs is now a full-length record, called "Written For You". Please join me in celebrating its release at one of my favorite venues, the Old Church Concert Hall.
Why does this mean so much to me? These people and music that captures them needs to shared. We all have our own little bit of time on this world, and every person's story is a gift. I hope that the music I create makes the world a more joyful and beautiful place. Peace, love and music, to you. Naomi
Portland, Oregon-based songwriter, pianist and vocalist Naomi LaViolette has found her niche amongst retro-style grooves, cool jazz, and classical arrangements. Naomis smooth vocals span the sultry blues of Norah Jones to the ambience of Sarah McLachlan, and her inclusion of both vintage and current keyboard sounds are reminiscent of both the funky rhythms of Billy Preston and classic folk-rock of Carole King. Her original songs tell stories of falling in love, life lessons and heartbreak, while striking a distinctive balance between sweet flirtation, soul-searching and gratitude. 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 Youve Got Me in October 2013. Her new record, entitled Written For You, is is planned for release in October 2017.
Naomis roots are deep in classical musicshe has a masters degree in classical piano performancebut 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 is often commissioned to write songs for special occasions, and she is regularly hired for live music at events and weddings. She also provides arrangements of her music for other musical groups, and her choral arrangement of Noel has been performed by many choirs in Oregon and Washington. Naomi is an in-demand session player, accompanist and performer.
Naomis 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. Naomi has opened for national and international artists, performed at esteemed venues and festivals including the Portland Jazz Festival, Jimmy Maks, the Doug Fir Lounge, the Alberta Rose Theater, and The Bite of Oregon, and is the pianist for the Saving His Music project and the Oregon Repertory Singers.
Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201