There will be 2 sets starting at 8pm, but Maryanne and Helle will be joining
each others' sets and bands . .
Come co-mingle with us before 8PM . . to enjoy some delicious goodies
prepared in-house . . and bevs, too!
Helle Henning QUARTET
Helle Henning, voice/composition
Frank Kimbrough, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Jeff Hirshfield, drums
The Helle Henning Quartet explores and bridges worlds of American jazz and new Nordic jazz/folk music, with delicate balance and intense musical expression. All songs are written by this popular Danish singer, containing beautiful melodies and remarkable lyrics. Ms. Henning is an exciting performer, authentic storyteller, and together with her band, a dynamic improviser.
Helle recorded her third solo album in New York City, receiving rave reviews, and playing a successful release tour in all large cities of Denmark with musicians Jay Anderson, Gregory Hutchinson, and Peter Rosendal.
Please click here to view and hear some of Helle Henning's work . .
"Helle Henning's expression is timeless, yet very present in our era. It’s Nordic, melancholic and very jazzy ……… Original & classy “ (JAZZNEWS DK)
"A heartfelt calling card from an intense voice, rich in facets." (CD-review)
Maryanne de Prophetis TRIO
Maryanne de Prophetis, voice/composition
Ron Horton, trumpet/flugelhorn
Frank Kimbrough, piano
Over the last decade and a half vocalist-composer-lyricist Maryanne de Prophetis has been developing her compositional voice. Her recent recording Tell A Star represents nearly 13 years of a compositional style marked by wide imagination and emotional range. Tell A Star is Maryanne's third recording of original music.
Her trio with Frank Kimbrough and Ron Horton was formed in 2002 and has been playing in New York City venues since then.
"Tell A Star is an extraordinarily imaginative set of music . . the scope of the work allows vital and equal invention from each player . ."
Donald Elfman, The New York City Jazz Record, Nov 2016
"In this collection of her compositions, Ms. de Prophetis melds a clear voice and solid musicianship with a sense of daring."
Doug Ramsey, Rifftides, July 2017
2016 'Best of' Jazz from JJA Members . . Notable vocal album . . "penetrating lyricism"
Howard Mandel, Jazz Journalist Association, Dec 2016
“Maryanne de Prophetis shows her considerable free improv abilities on Lilacs in Winter . . .”
Suzanne Lorge, The New York City Jazz Record, formerly AllAboutJazz-New York