Lena Seikaly and Steve Herberman at the Raven House
If you ever had the chance to hear Lena and Steve's music, I am sure you will agree that an intimate house concert is the perfect setting to experience it. So we are very fortunate and excited to invite you to have that experience with us at the Raven House. Come share some yummy food and possibly interesting converstaions with us before the concert starts. Learn more about the artists below...
The Lena Seikaly/Steve Herberman guitar and vocal duo has played together regularly for the past 5 years, primarily in the DC metro area. They enjoy spontaneous interaction while performing live, offering something new each time. Seikaly, a finalist in the 2015 Thelonious Monk vocal competition, is skilled in the art of scat singing, vocal nuances and subtleties. Herberman is an internationally known jazz guitarist featured in the book The Great Jazz Guitarists by Scott Yanow. Steve switched to a 7-string guitar 30 years ago, adding an extra low bass string. This lends a deep foundation to the duos sound, much like having a bassist and a guitarist rolled into one. Don't miss this incredible duo at a cozy intimate setting!
Named one of Washingtons preeminent jazz singers" and "brightest voices in jazz" (The Washington Post), as well as a major league young talent in jazz" (Duke Ellingtons biographer, Dr. John Hasse), jazz vocalist and Washington, DC area-native LENA SEIKALY is already making her mark in national and international jazz circles as a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles. She was one of eleven semi-finalists for the prestigious 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition in L.A., and is an alum of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program in DC, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass program directed by Christian McBride, and the Strathmore Artist-in-Residence program in Maryland. As the leader of her own trio, quartet and quintet, Lena has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Blues Alley, the Hamilton, Strathmore Music Center and Mansion, Sidney Harman Hall, various Smithsonian venues and DCs famed Westminster Church, and has headlined the Elkhart Jazz Festival (Elkhart, IN), Mel Bay Jazz Festival (St. Louis, MO), Chestertown Jazz Festival (Chestertown, MD), DC Jazz Festival (Washington, DC), and Center City Jazz Festival (Philadelphia, PA). She has been a featured vocalist with Byron Stripling, Norman Simmons, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, U.S. Army Blues, Capitol Bones Big Band, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, and at West Virginia Public Radios Mountain Stage. Lena has released three albums under her name, and a fourth album a duo project with guitarist Steve Herberman entitled A Little Closer" was released at Blues Alley in February of 2018. Her music is played regularly on DCs jazz station WPFW 89.3, and A Little Closer" was featured on Washington DCs NPR station, WAMU 88.5 shortly after its release.
Steve Herberman is a graduate of Berklee College Of Music majoring in Jazz guitar performance. He began playing a seven-string guitar in 1993. Steve has recorded numerous CD's as both leader and sideman and is a respected jazz educator. Steve Herberman's original composition "What We Do" won first place in the jazz category of the 2018 USA Songwriting Competition. Steve has over 50 video lessons published on Mike's Masterclasses and has toured across the US and Europe playing and teaching. He is featured in the book The Great Jazz Guitarists by Scott Yanow. Steve is an endorser of Comins Guitars and GLB Sound amps and is based in the Washington DC area.
Raven House (near Lake Barcroft) / Exact address provided with ticket purchase (View)
Falls Church, VA 22044
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