Jesse Stewart and Jeri Brown

Jesse Stewart and Jeri Brown

Friday, February 5, 2016
Two Shows: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
$20 per show.
 7:00 PM PayPal $21 includes $1 credit card fee. Your receipt is your ticket plus we will have a record of your purchase at the front desk.

  9:00 PM PayPal $21 includes $1 credit card fee.

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“These special performances will bring together two acclaimed improvisers for the first time: vocalist Jeri Brown and percussionist Jesse Stewart. While rooted in the jazz tradition, their concert will reach for the outer limits of creative improvised music.”

Jeri Brown has earned a reputation as one of jazz’s most outstanding “artistic” vocalists. With many fine musicians who are labeled “artistic,” it’s sometimes overlooked how richly musical, thoroughly accessible and enjoyable their music can be. Jeri Brown is focused, ambitious, daring and intent upon creating music that is both well conceived and honest. Brown is well known for performing and recording with passion and dedication.

Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists.

Jeri Brown has performed or recorded with such musicians as Leon Thomas, Betty Carter, Oscar Brown Jr., John Hicks, Grady Tate, Kirk Lightsey, John B. Williams, Ellis Marsalis, Erik Truffaz, David Murray, John Blake, Jr., D.D. Jackson, Craig Handy, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Pierre Michelot, John Betsch, Alain Jean-Marie, James Williams, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Fred Hersch, Stephen Scott, Tony Suggs, Michel Donato, Roy McCurdy, Winard Harper, Chico Freeman, Joe Lovano, Duane Eubanks, Cyrus Chestnut, Dr. Billy Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Avery Sharpe, Rufus Reid, Yoron Israel, Gerry Gibbs, Mon David, Vic Vogel, Michel Donato, Don Thompson, Seamus Blake and Jimmy Rowles.

Jesse Stewart is an award-winning percussionist, artist, and educator dedicated to re-imagining the spaces between artistic disciplines. His music has been documented on over twenty recordings including Stretch Orchestra’s self-titled debut album which received the 2012 “Instrumental Album of the Year” JUNO award. He has recorded with musicians including Hamid Drake, William Parker, Pauline Oliveros, Ernst Reijseger, Joe McPhee, David Mott, and many others. He has performed at festivals throughout Canada, in Europe and in the United States. He has been widely commissioned as a composer. He endorses Headhunters brand drumsticks and brushes. He is a professor of music in Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture, and is a cross-listed faculty member with the Institute of African Studies and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture. In 2014, he was named to the Order of Ottawa, one of the city’s highest civic honours.