Hello dear listeners!
We are thrilled to welcome back James Shipp and Nadje Noordhuis, and to introduce the incredible Maeve Gilchrist in a Parlor Series debut of this trio!
Shipp/Noorduis Duo, featuring Maeve Gilchrist – Celtic Harp
“The air cools, the leaves turn, the evening extends its influence into the afternoon. This time of year seems built for reflection and introspection; collars are up, windows are shut, meals are hotter and longer in the pot. Come join three artists as they join forces to explore these feelings in the season when we in the Northeast remember the old countries in flavors, scents and songs. Having worked together in many different settings, this will be the group’s debut as a trio, and together they will explore original compositions, traditional folk music, and well-loved old songs, delivered with the lush sounds of shimmering brass, earthy percussion, ringing vibraphone, endlessly warm electronics, and the undeniable harp and singing of Maeve Gilchrist.”
– James Shipp
Shipp/Noorduis Duo, featuring Maeve Gilchrist
James Shipp -Vibraphone, Percussion and Electronics
Nadje Noordhuis- Trumpet
Maeve Gilchrist – Harp and Vocals
Saturday 19 November, Shipp/Noorduis Duo, featuring Maeve Gilchrist
Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.
Sunday, December 04, 3pm – Chris Dingman Trio
Sunday, January 8, 3pm – Michael Blake
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Originally from Columbia, Maryland, James Shipp has played jazz both new and old, Caribbean music, Brazilian music, “third-stream” chamber music, mostly improvised, rock, fun, r&b and with many bands that cross and blend different genres and styles. Shipp is currently the leader of Choro Fubar, which brings a lot of loud non-traditional instruments and a generally poor attitude to the courtly music of Rio de Janeiro, and a trio in which he plays and sings his songs. He plays vibraphone and percussion with Banda Magda, Jean Rohe and the End of the World Show, Kate McGarry, Anat Cohen, and several Brooklyn-based modern big bands, plays synthesizer for Christina Courtin and Skye Steele, and works as a bandleader and workshop facilitator for Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program in the New York State Corrections and Juvenile Justice systems.
Nadje Noordhuis’ journey has taken her from a youth spent studying classical music in her native Australia to a headlong dive into the world of jazz that has earned her acclaim in the music’s mecca, New York. She was one of ten semi-finalists in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and was selected as a Carnegie Hall Young Artist to undertake a weeklong residency with trumpet great Dave Douglas in 2010. Noordhuis plays in several big bands, including the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Grammy-nominated Secret Society, the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and Kyle Saulnier’s Awakening Orchestra. She is also a member of Rudy Royston’s 303 septet, which plays at the famed Village Vanguard every year, and leads her own jazz quintet, which features violinist Sara Caswell.
Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity”, Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic harp to new levels of performance.
Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and based in Brooklyn, New York, Maeve‘s innovative folk-jazz fusion approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. She is as at home playing with a traditional Irish folk group as she is with an American string band or a contemporary ensemble.
She tours internationally as band leader or soloist and has appeared at such major music events as Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Tanglewood Jazz festival, the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam and the opening of the Scottish Parliament. She has played with such luminaries as Kathy Mattea, Esperanza Spalding, Tony Trishka and Alasdair Fraser.
Maeve has released four albums to date, including her most recent recording, 20 Chandler Street, on Adventure Records, with bassist Aidan O’Donnell and fiddler Duncan Wickel, while on her own label her solo Ostinato Project is a beguiling exploration of the possibilities of her instrument.
She also maintains a widely acclaimed duo project with percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and tours regularly with bluegrass fiddle ace Darol Anger.
Maeve also teaches widely, and is the first lever harpist to be employed as an instructor by Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she graduated. She has written several instructional books published by Hal Leonard Music.