Caroline Davis and Wendy Eisenberg in Concert at Real Art Ways

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Caroline Davis and Wendy Eisenberg in Concert


Real Art Ways will host improvisers, composers, songwriters, and friends Wendy Eisenberg and Caroline Davis in concert. This performance is in celebration of the April release of their improv duo album Accept When. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for Real Art Ways members, and $5 for full time students. Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor Street in Hartford.

About the Album:

Caroline Davis and Wendy Eisenberg wrote Accept When between 2022-23, after a long, beautiful period improvising together intimately in the safety of a friend’s practice space. The deepening of their musical friendship, the affordance of space they give to the possibility of synchronicity, the reminders they write of the preciousness of our existence — all of this they put into these songs to be performed.

A nucleus is supposed to be an especially essential form in eukaryotic cells. Their nuclei are surrounded by a membrane, which in that world permits them to be said to have “true nuclei.” Even their smallest parts, their organelles (incidentally also the name of Caroline’s keyboard heard throughout the record), are held by that membrane. The deepening of our musical friendship, the affordance of space we give to the possibility of synchronicity, the reminders we write of the preciousness of our existence – all of this we put into these songs for you, to help us all accept these miracles and metaphors, in our lifeboats. Click here for the album pre-sale link. 

Caroline Davis

Caroline Davis’ musical journey began in Singapore. When her family moved to the United States when she was 6, she encountered R&B and gospel music rife with horns that called her to choose the saxophone. Today, her music covers a wide range of styles. As a leader, she has released seven albums, and her active projects include Portals, My Tree, and Alula. Her work has garnered much praise from NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Wire, and a host of international publications.

Davis has shared the stage with Lee Konitz, Rajna Swaminathan, Michelle Boulé, Angelica Sanchez, John Zorn, Bari Kim, The Femme Jam, Matt Mitchell, Terry Riley, Miles Okazaki, and Billy Kaye. Outside of these performance relationships, she has been involved with the following mentorship communities: IAJE’s Sisters in Jazz, the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, and Mutual Mentorship for Musicians. Grants and residencies supporting a grateful Caroline include: Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Chamber Music America, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Hill, Civitella, BringAbout Residency, The Jazz Gallery, and MacDowell. Some of her compositional practice integrates music with cognitive science, influenced by her Ph.D in Music Cognition.For more information, please visit her website.

Wendy Eisenberg

Wendy Eisenberg is a guitarist who practices in a wide variety of improvisational contexts. Eisenberg has collaborated with a disparate array of musicians from all points along the creative music spectrum, including Bill Orcutt, Allison Miller, Shane Parish, Francisco Mela, Carla Kihlstedt, John Zorn, and Caroline Davis. They have released music on Tzadik, VDSQ, Ba Da Bing! Records, Garden Portal, Feeding Tube, Out of Your Head, and Dear Life Records, and performed everywhere from intimate basements to international festivals including Moers, Le Guess Who? and Big Ears. For more information, please visit their website.