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Jacqueline Schwab: I Lift My Lamp--Music of the Immigrant Experience
Arboretum Cohousing
Madison, WI
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Jacqueline Schwab: I Lift My Lamp--Music of the Immigrant Experience
Pianist Jacqueline Schwab is noted for her evocative playing on the sound tracks of documentary film maker Ken Burns Civil War, Baseball, Mark Twain, Frank Lloyd Wright, The War and others. She will perform a solo piano concert, I Lift My Lamp - Music of the Immigrant Experience, at Arboretum Cohousing, in Madison, on Thursday April 19, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Jacqueline's program features heart songs and dance tunes brought to America by immigrants or created out of their immigrant experience: Scottish, Irish, Polish, French, Yiddish, Balkan, African-American, Cuban, Brazilian and Argentine dances, songs, hymns, spirituals, Tin Pan Alley tunes, American anthems and more. I Lift My Lamp celebrates some of the many multicultural contributions to American musical heritage and the vibrant spirit of community music making still with us. This will be her second performance at Arboretum Cohousing.

Jacqueline's signature style is hard to categorize but easy to recognize. Described by the New England Folk Almanac as "the jazz/classical improvisational spirit of Keith Jarrett and the touch of George Winston."  Documentary filmmaker Burns wrote: "Jacqueline Schwab brings more feeling and intensity to music than anyone I know. Her playing is insistent, physical, heartfelt and ... unusually moving."

Jacqueline has performed at the White House for President Clinton, and, with Scottish singer Jean Redpath, on A Prairie Home Companion and on the Late Show with David Letterman. She has long played for English country dancing with the Bare Necessities who have inspired new generations of dancers and musicians.

Jacqueline graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, majoring in piano improvisation in the Third Stream Department. She has released four solo recordings and has performed concerts throughout the country. She lives in Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

I Lift My Lamp will be performed on a 1929 Mason & Hamlin model AA grand piano at Arboretum Cohousing (Arbco). Arbco is well known for it's sweets, savories and beverages. Its beautiful Common House is accessible and kid friendly.


Arboretum Cohousing (View)
1137 Erin ST
Madison, WI 53715
United States


Music > Americana

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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