Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sara Caswell, Jazz Violinist, on February 23

Sara is an award-winning violinist who spent her formative years under the tutelage of internationally-renowned violin teacher, Josef Gingold. She began her violin studies at age 5 and has become a "brilliant world-class violinist...one of the very best of the present generation of emerging young jazz stars," according to David Baker, music professor at Indiana University and director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Her second album, But Beautiful, "makes a strong bid to place her at the forefront of jazz violinists."

Sara will be performing with her trio, including bassist, Ike Sturm and guitarist, Jesse Lewis. Please reserve a seat at Sandilion49@gmail. Details and directions will be given at the time of your reservation.

Please check Sara's website for further information; http://www.caswellsisters.com/sara/

Comments about Saturday's house concert

Thanks for the concert on Saturday night. I really liked the music and the atmosphere you've created there! --Elizabeth W.

Thanks for fitting me into the standing room only crowd. It's always so magical to hear music in your living room. The level of subtlety you can hear was impressive. I bought one of their CDs but it all sounded so much more intense in your house. You'd think that high tech sound studio equipment would deliver something with deeper texture but the intimate Jenkins concert hall is way better. --Cindy O.

I believe it was the most satisfying evening of music I've ever experienced. Your faculty band sounded great with those delicious harmonies, Richard and Rit, Stephanie, Reid, Cassie & Chris,...and then, the icing on the cake-VOCO! They've gotten so tight they breathe in in time. Bless you for generating such a wonderful event. --Richard F.

We were all blown away by the wonderful music in your home last night. We can't tell you how grateful we are to be included in this circle extending from Swans Island to New York and beyond. What can I say about Voco? I had to wipe tears away more than once. They should be famous. We'll work on that...Please pass on the gratitude for sharing your home and your music with us. --Mike W.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Our 2008 house concert series will open with Moira Smiley and Voco on January 12th. The door will open at 7:30 and music will begin at 8:00. Please RSVP to Sandilion49@gmail.com to reserve a seat. We ask that you make a donation of $15, all of which goes to the guest performers. Please bring something tasty for the food and beverage buffet. Hope to see you here.

"Voco brings the energy of a street band, the risks of improvisation and the precision of a string quartet."

Stephanie at the Sidewalk Cafe

Steph J and Matt P., previously featured at several of our house concerts, will be performing original tunes at the SIdewalk Cafe on Sunday, January 13th at 8:00PM.