We are back this month with a special Saturday show featuring the Joanna Wallfisch Band!
Joanna Wallfisch – Vocals and Piano
Elias Meister – Guitar
Scott Colberg – Bass
Joel Mateo – Drums
Saturday 21 November, Joanna Wallfisch Band
Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.
“A clear-eyed poetry… Wallfisch combines the intimate purview of a singer-songwriter with the technical liberties of a jazz improviser. Crossing boarders and flouting rules seem to come naturally to the youngest child of a renowned classical-music dynasty.”
—The Boston Globe
Hailed by the great Fred Hersch as “a real discovery—a first-rate musician in every way,” singer-songwriter Joanna Wallfisch has built an impressive profile since her move to New York from London in 2012. Last winter she performed at the Parlor Series with rising piano master Dan Tepfer, debuting material from their 2015 album “The Origin of Adjustable Things”(Sunnyside Records). In May, 2015 she was commissioned by The Salisbury International Festival to collaborate with and write for the UK based Sacconi Quartet, arranging her own original songs for string quartet. Since the May premier this ‘song-cycle’ for piano quintet and voice Joanna recorded a full length album of this project at Nimbus Studios, UK in August (release 2016). Last year Joanna also joined forces with a group of some of New York’s most versatile musicians and has formed her first true band and she is very excited to bring this fresh new project to Dupuy’s Landing.
Hailed by the great pianist Fred Hersch as “a real discovery —a first-rate musician in every way,” British vocalist / composer Joanna Wallfisch has built an impressive profile since her move to New York from London in 2012. Critics have called the New York City-based singer-songwriter “mesmerizing” (Jazzwise Magazine), with a “crystalline delivery” (Downbeat Magazine ), “combining the intimate purview of a singer-songwriter with the technical liberties of a jazz improviser…crossing borders and flouting rules…[with her] clear eyed-poetry” (The Boston Globe) — “[she] stands out as someone special” (Hothouse Magazine).
This year marked Joanna’s debut release on Sunnyside Records entitled The Origin of Adjustable Things, an intimate duo project with the “brilliant” (New York Times) pianist Dan Tepfer. Since its release in March 2015, Adjustable Things has received wide critical acclaim. In a 4.5 star review, Downbeat Magazine wrote: “This collection [of songs] suggests the sung poetry of contemporary art songs. She has a perfect creative partner in Dan Tepfer, who clearly knows her mind. The emphasis throughout is on intimacy — the subtle chiaroscuro effects of dynamics, dissonance or vibrato, and her focussed, crystalline delivery will melt any purist’s heart.”
Born in London to a family of accomplished musicians, Joanna Wallfisch earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Central Saint Martins College, London and École Superior des Beaux Arts, Paris. In 2011 she went on to complete a Masters in Jazz Performance from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, during which time she also released her debut CD Wild Swan, featuring New York City jazz talents to the order of Rob Garcia, Joe Martin and Sam Newsome.
Joanna has had the opportunity to tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and has also appeared with the Lee Konitz Quartet. Other notable collaborators include pianist Dan Tepfer, The Sacconi Quartet, and Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto. She is also a regular collaborator within the dance, circus and theatre worlds.
In addition to her output as a solo artist, she has worked on multiple film soundtracks—her song “Satellite” features on new movie Pressure, starring Danny Huston, while other credits include All the Beautiful Things (Sundance), Desert Dancer, Dear Wendy, and Summer in February. She is also the featured voice on the national ad-campaign of Hillshire Farms.
Alongside Joanna’s performance and compositional work she is a passionate educator, especially in the field of early music education for young children.
International appearances include: The Ageas International Festival, UK (2014&15) / Smalls, NY / The American Ambassadors Residence, Prague / The Prague Castle / Sunside Jazz Club, Paris / The Blue Whale, LA / RugTime, Osaka, Japan / The Andaz, Maui / Sundance Film Festival, 2014 / The Kennedy Center, DC; Boston Symphony; Rose Theatre, NY – with JALCO, Wynton Marsalis and Chorale Le Chateau / The Barbican Center, London / Le Poisson Rouge, NY / The Lilypad, Boston / Ronnie Scotts, London…
Born in 1983 in Munich, Germany Elias Meister is active as a Jazz Musician in contemporary, traditional and chamber settings, playing in the engaging Rock band Mon Khmer, the Elektro-Pop Collective Bowmont, with different singer/songwriter projects and producing pop music for the German movie production Company “Bavaria Film”. Based in Munich, Germany he has strong ties to the scene in New York and is performing and recording there frequently. Elias Meister has recorded and/or shared the stage with such notable jazz players as George Garzone, Ben Street, Seamus Blake, Kevin Hays, Leo Genovese and Carlos Bica amongst others. Being open to new kinds of music and ways of expression has always been an important part of his artistic strive.
Double-bassist Scott Colberg has lived in New York since 2007. He lives and works in New York City, Los Angeles, and internationally as an acoustic & electric bassist, composer, arranger, guitarist, producer, and educator.