Please note: Due to the artist’s family emergency, we were forced to cancel this show. Advance ticketholders will receive a full refund through Brown Paper Tickets. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Tickets: $16 advance, $20 at the door
Drawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of The Stray Birds sound lies in outstanding songwriting spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. The Stray Birds were born of a compelling collaboration between two unique writers and vocalists– the pure, luxurious voice of Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven’s richness of tone and depth of delivery. Grounding their sound in the unshakeable groove of bassist Charles Muench. Their full-length debut, The Stray Birds, was lauded by radio stations and listeners across the country and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR. Passionate live performances led to appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, their flight began with friendship. With miles of music already behind them, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first shared a song in January 2010. A snowy Pennsylvania winter welcomed collaboration between the two creative flames— and inspired the collection of seven songs found on their first EP, Borderland.
The meeting of kindred musical spirits is a fortunate encounter. But beyond the luck of blend and the intuition of breath comes the question of a fierce dedication to a collective craft. Two years passed, and three tables had been cleared. Charles Muench, who contributed upright bass to the Borderland EP, climbed on board as the third voice. The trio recorded a full-length album, packed a party of seven instruments into a station wagon, and set out to sing for an endless road of towns.
The band maintains an ambitious touring schedule and revels in the energy of each room. Hailed by No Depression as “a band destined for global success,” The Stray Birds are slated to perform at the 2014 Celtic Connections festival in Scotland, and will follow that appearance with a month-long tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland in addition to continued heavy touring in the US.
The trio will release their 2nd full-length album in Spring 2014.
“Super-talented acoustic trio whose virtuosity doesn’t get in the way of their soul. Rich vocal harmonies, tight acoustic arrangements, heart-wrenching songs.” — Fly Magazine -
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at the door.
Award winning international jazz vocalist, composer and recording artist Jenny Davis is one of today’s premier jazz artists. Topping several Canadian jazz charts following her mainstage performance at the 2010 Victoria International Jazz festival, where she shared the main stage with such noted jazz greats as Joshua Redman, Stanley Clark, Mike Stern and Niki Yanofsky, Jenny delivered powerful musicianship, lush vocals with passionate honesty.
Displaying a very unaffected organic vocal quality, her notes ring pure and her diction is crystalline and inviting, Jenny has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide. “She is the kind of singer that gets deep into a song and makes you feel the lyrics.” (JAZZ TIMES).
A Seattle native, Davis earned her Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts. A 20-year steward of straight-ahead jazz, she actively performs throughout the U.S. and Canada in clubs, festivals and jazz venues. Whether improvising over Charlie Parker on a concert stage, or delivering the composer’s heart of a haunting ballad in an intimate coffee house, Jenny’s commitment to the art form is never more evident than in her third, and newest CD release of Inside You. Internationally renowned composer Rodgers Grant made a compelling contribution to Inside You with his sultry ballad, “Morning Glory”, “You have now given me more reason to gloat! I love it!”.
While Davis displayed her own commitment to jazz with her deeply personal composition and title track. Her musicianship shines as a technical instrument and an intimate channel of honesty.
“A welcome addition to the history of jazz vocalists” (ALL ABOUT JAZZ)
A true original with an authentic sound, Jenny has that rare vocal ability to swing hard in the pocket and hold her own with the best musicians in the business. Inspired by such great jazz musicians as Charlie Parker, Mel Torme’, Shirley Horn, Kurt Elling, John Coltrane and many more. A versatile vocalist, she is a highly requested and is considered one of the regions top big band vocalists. A passionate steward of jazz, Jenny passes on the tradition as a jazz educator, and vocal coach.
“The intimacy of a guitar led ensemble creates the transparency that is so beautiful within the jazz genre. Her ability to easily translate from one transition to the next is a true testament to her abilities and musicality as a vocalist and writer. What is most evident immediately is the strength and control Davis has with her instrument.” –CMJ JAZZ CHART