On April 19, 2014 at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music welcomes jazz vocalist Kendra Shank and guitarist John Stowell for "New York Conversations," a concert celebrating the duo's newest album of the same name.
New York vocalist Kendra Shank and Portland, Oregon guitarist John Stowell have been having musical conversations for over two decades, resulting in a deep synergy. Their highly personal and interactive sound infuses a mix of modern jazz originals, reimagined standards, bossa novas, folk songs, and free improvisations. Moods range from playful swing to mixed meter romps, intimate tender ballads, and the evocatively experimental. Stowell plays pianistic chords and rich unexpected harmonies on a colorful array of guitars: electric, steel string acoustic, nylon acoustic, and fretless. In addition to her compelling interpretations of lyrics, Shank improvises multi-layered wordless collages using an electronic looper and other effects, functioning as an instrumentalist in organic interplay with Stowell.
This event is presenting in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's annual commemoration of jazz as an original American art form.
Since 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month has paid tribute to jazz as both a living and as a historic music. Schools, organizations, and other institutions celebrate JAM with events ranging from concerts to educational programs.
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