JAZZ SINGER NIGHT 2
On Friday, February 8 at 7 PM, New Orleans Jazz Professor Matt Lemmler will showcase KISSs Jazz Singer Night 2, featuring six Kauai-based singer/students Barbara Pendragon, Melissa Mojo, Christine Melamed, Dhyana Dunville, Diana Leone and Mary Ellen Kopitzke singing jazz classics from the great American songbook.
The concert will also feature three special guests: Award-winning Northwest vocal jazz icon Greta Matassa, Seattle-based virtuoso jazz bassist Clipper Anderson and Kauais own talented singer/musician Alan Van Zee.
The show starts at 7 PM at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Visit www.KISSKauai.org
About the Guest Artists:
New Orleans Steinway Artist Matt Lemmler is considered to be one of the most original musicians to recently emerge from the birthplace of jazz. Known as one of the New Orleans Jazz Professors, Matt is a pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, educator, producer and musical director for The New Orleans Jazz Revival Band. A prolific performer who continues the legacy of great New Orleans pianists, such as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, James Booker, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr., Matts musical path of spiritual inspiration taps into the healing power of music and motivates him to perform New Orleans Jazz for people around the world in addition to producing promising artists and new projects.
Greta Matassa is one of the most talented singers working in jazz today shes been voted Northwest Vocalist of the Year by Earshot Jazz seven times in 15 years. In 2014, she was named Vocalist of the Year and honored with a lifetime achievement award and inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame. She also is one the most respected jazz educators in the country, teaching privately and conducting master classes and clinics with aspiring singers.
Both Matt and Greta have visited Kauai regularly over the past 11 years playing and singing in the St. Michaels Jazz Festival and leading vocal workshops for island students.
Bassist Clipper Anderson is a musician who is equally comfortable with straight-ahead, traditional, free jazz or bebop, he plays with genuine reverence for the music and an unassuming mastery that speaks for itself. Clipper performs regularly at jazz festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada and is also a featured artist, annually, at the Buddy DeFranco/University of Montana Jazz Festival and the Blaine Jazz Festival.
Alan Van Zee is the musical director for St. Michaels Church. An accomplished vocalist, he also works as a musician and music coach in many of the islands theatrical and musical productions.
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Lihue
4364 Hardy Street
Lihue, HI 96766
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|