Upcoming Dates

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Susquehanna Art Museum
Lucy Yeghiazaryan - 6pm
1401 N 3rd St.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102
United States [map]
Price: $25 | $22 CPFJ friends | $10 students

 

Lucy Yeghiazaryan

As a young immigrant who has brought the real richness of her heritage together with her love for what is truly American, Lucy Yeghiazaryan beautifully sounds out the best expression of the American dream. Since arriving from Armenia sixteen years ago at age 12, Lucy has enriched American jazz with a voice that is clear and strong, and with the release of her debut album Blue Heaven (Cellar Live Records 2019) critics and musicians agree that a new vocal force has arrived on the scene.

Lucy grew up in post-Soviet Armenia, discovering her father's once-contraband collection of jazz records at age 7. The collection of jazz standards so captivated young Lucy that, years before she ever learned to speak English, she began singing the tunes by meticulously mimicking the sounds and styles of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Soon after Armenia's economic collapse in 2000, Lucy's parents brought her and her three sisters to America. After college, Lucy moved to NYC to pursue a career as a singer, and was a finalist in the 2015 International Monk Jazz Competition.

Featuring Tardo Hammer (piano), Paul Sikivie (bass), and Pete Van Nostrand (drums).

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

WITF Public Media Center
Geoffrey Keezer Trio feat. Gillian Margot - 3pm
4801 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg [map]
Price: $24 adults | $20 CPFJ friends | $10 students

 

Geoffrey Keezer Trio feat. Gillian Margot 

    

Geoffrey Keezer Trio feat. Gillian Margot present music from their 2018 album, On My Way To You (MarKeez Records).

With his highly regarded discography and acclaimed performances, multiple Grammy-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for living jazz legends. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Keezer held down the piano chair for Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers beginning at age 18. In his twenties he toured with Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Benny Golson, and others. More recently he has toured with Wayne Shorter, Chris Botti, Sting, and Christian McBride. His latest album On My Way to You (MarKeez Records 2018) is a stunning new set of music featuring his working trio with the addition of guest vocalist Gillian Margot.