29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York 212-989-9319
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, V, F to West 4th St.
Contact: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services, 845-986-1677, firstname.lastname@example.org Tonight At Cornelia Street Cafe
Wed Aug 25
6:00PM SUMMER STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
(DJ Hazard; Kyra Miller)
Cornelia St Cafe Summer Storytelling Festival presents New York’s best storytellers!
8:30PM Wed Aug 25 BECCA STEVENS PRESENTS: COLIN KILLALEA AND BECCA STEVENS BAND
(Colin Killalea, guitar, surprises, voice; Becca Stevens, guitar, charango, ukulele, voice, compositions; Liam Robinson, piano & accordion; Chris Tordini, acoustic bass, voice; Jordan Perlson, drums)
Hailed by The New York Times as a “best-kept secret” with an “impressively absorbing” debut album, Becca Stevens has established herself as a singer/songwriter of enormous talent whose songs expand and blur the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing. Her musical roots are in classical guitar, the folk music of her native North Carolina, and jazz, with additional influences ranging from West African rhythms to eccentric pop. Along with being band leader and composer/arranger for the Becca Stevens Band, Becca’s career takes her in many directions – from recording and touring internationally with jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti and as lead singer of Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, to writing lyrics and recording with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and saxophonist Logan Richardson. Becca began her artistic career while still in diapers, singing and performing with her family band, the Tune Mammals. In 2002 she received her high school diploma from the North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied classical guitar, and then went to The New School in New York City where she received a BFA with high honors in vocal jazz and composition. It was at The New School that Becca met the musicians who would eventually make up the Becca Stevens Band.
“Becca is the quintessential total musician.” Jim Black; Drummer, composer and leader of AlasNoAxis