Dates & Times
Nov 19 | 7:30 PM
Join us for an evening of conversation and vibrant new music played by two exciting artists in the intimate setting of a private home.
New York-based flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi “…rattle speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects,” (NYC Jazz Record) while continually expanding their creative reach by bringing 21st century music to new audiences and commissioning works that root themselves in classical idioms but draw from other genres.
In 2015, RighteousGIRLS released their debut album, gathering blue (New Focus Recordings), featuring compositions by contemporary/classical and jazz artists including Andy Akiho, Ambrose Akinmusire, Pascal Le Boeuf, Christian Carey, Vijay Iyer, Dave Molk, Mike Perdue, Jonathan Ragonese, and Randy Woolf.
“The whole of gathering blue, featuring compositions by Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, and others, displays the same enthralling quick-change artistry.” (Brooklyn Rail)
RighteousGIRLS has received awards including the 2016 New Music USA Impact Fund Award, a 2015 New Music USA Project Grant, third place in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition for GIRLS by composer/producer Pascal Le Boeuf, and a 2014 Independent Music Awards Nomination for gathering blue (Best Album) and KARakurENAI (Best Instrumental) by composer/steel-pannist Andy Akiho.
Only a few seats remain.
Please call Amanda at 860-232-1006, x106
Wine and cheese will be served.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Real Art Ways
About the Artists
Gina Izzo has participated in international festivals including Centre d’arts Orford in Montreal, Canada, and Les Nuits Musicales de Nice, France. An active orchestral musician, she has performed under conductors like Kurt Masur, Eric Jacobsen, JoAnn Falletta, Alondra De La Parra, and George Manahan. Izzo has performed at the Umbria Jazz Festival and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and appeared at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Stone, SubCulture, and the Jazz Standard. She has also worked as coordinator of New York’s Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival at Symphony Space and Chamber Music America’s New Music at Bryant Park Series.
Erika Dohi has made appearances at international festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Washington DC Jazz Festival (U.S), Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music (Canada), International Society of Improvised Music (U.S) alongside Wadada Leo Smith, the Tokyo Experimental Festival (Japan), and Norfolk New Music Workshop (U.S). Additionally, she has performed with contemporary ensembles including Contemporaneous, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Le Train Bleu, Ensemble LPR, and the Metropolis Ensemble.
RighteousGIRLS recently performed as part of Vicky Chow’s “Contagious Sound Series” at the Cornelia Street Café, and at venues and festivals such as SubCulture, the DC Jazz Festival, the Jazz Gallery, the Yamaha Piano Salon, An Die Musik, Bohemian Caverns, The ArtsCenter, Rockwood Music Hall Stage III, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.
Over the past year, RighteousGIRLS have performed in collaboration with various artists stemming from the New York Downtown music scene. Some recent projects include a music video of composer Andy Akiho’s “NO one To kNOW One” filmed by videographer Michael McQuilken at the “Original Music Workshop” in Brooklyn, released by Vic Firth. RighteousGIRLS was recently featured by New Music USA at SubCulture alongside Steve Coleman & the Five Elements, Rudresh Mahanthappa and the Prism Quartet, and Wet Ink Ensemble. RighteousGIRLS have also been featured artists in viral videos presented by CDZA.
Funding for this concert is provided by the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.
Saturday, November 19
At the home of Tim & Dina Fisher in Hartford
$75; $65 RAW Members