SistaStrings EP Release Show w/special guests Nickel&Rose
July 7th, 2019
7pm to 11pm
$20 Advance General Admission
$25 Night of Show
One Drink Minimum
21+ unless prior arrangements are made
Jazz Estate is happy to feature SistaStrings for their long awaited debut EP Release Show and to kick off their upcoming summer tour with Nickel&Rose! Come get your advanced copy of "Lift" before it's official release on July 12th. Dont miss this rare Sunday at the Estate!
SISTASTRINGS RELEASE DEBUT EP
The magic of SistaStrings is equal parts talent, training and telepathy. Steph Kilen, Milwaukee Magazine.
The interplay of their voices and instruments is soulful, passionate, and unforgettable. Isthmus
Milwaukee-based SistaStrings (violinist Chauntee Ross and cellist Monique Ross) have astonished audiences with their virtuosity and eclectic range. Audience demand for a SistaStrings recording is being met at long last with the release of Lift on July 12.
The hallmark of the SistaStrings sound is their dizzying range of influences. Classical music has pride of place, but jazz, R&B, gospel, and pop are of equal significance, fusing into a singular vision and expression.
The 5 track EP covers all the bases audiences anticipate from a SistaStrings show. Two original songs (Shea Butter Dreams and Her Name Was) along with a radical re-imagination of a classic cadenza ("Cadenza For Chauntee") and stirring performances of gospel classics (Deep River and Lift Every Voice and Sing).
Individually, Monique and Chauntee have performed in some of the most reputable venues in the country, including Carnegie Hall, and have soloed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
SistaStrings formed in 2014 after undergraduate training (Chauntee from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and Monique from Wheaton College and University of Wisconsin-Madison), and the sisters returned home to Milwaukee and started doing string arrangements for local hip-hop artists. This led to performances with Malik Yusef, Black Violin, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, BJ The Chicago Kid, and The Roots. They perform frequently with Peter Mulvey.
Outreach and representation are important to these two young ladies as African American string players. They often perform and teach in schools and youth centers, encouraging educators and students alike. The ladies are advocates for diversity in the arts and promote social justice in all that they do musically.
Nickel&Rose is an American folk-music duo made up of Upright Bassist Johanna Rose and Guitarist Carl Nichols. They formed in the summer of 2016 and spent their first winter and the following spring traveling Europe, playing dozens of shows in France, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. While in Berlin they recorded their EP, Oh Sweet Love, released in April 2017. Oh Sweet Love, is a sweet-sounding auditory souvenir of Nichols and Roses four month European journey and a recorded testament to the two-pieces ability to turn tough times into something vibrant with help from a traveling companion.
Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carls background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have have created a unique sound that embodies Americana's past and future.
"'Americana' reminds me of the true power of songs: while I could write pages and pages about the issues this song raises, Nichols and Rose distill the story to such a fine point that it truly takes my breath away and makes the hairs on my arms rise whenever I listen to it." [8/16/18]
Rachel Cholst, Wide Open Country"
...it doesnt hurt that its one of the best damn folk songs Ive heard all year." [8/15/18]
Nathan Leigh, AfroPunk"
During a time when equality on the airwaves has become such a widespread conversation, Americana serves as a needed reminder that the genres roots did not grow from a white mans soil." [7/25/18]
Wide Open Country"
The most perfect Americana track youll hear all month..."
Jonathan Aird, Americana UK
The Jazz Estate (View)
2423 N Murray Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|