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    Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020

    Damon Isaac Smith, Joanna Sternberg and Miriam Elhajli Feb 22

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Damon Isaac Smith is a Northeast based pianist, songwriter, improviser. He's a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and performs as a sideman and performer with the legendary "Losers Lounge" series at Joe's Pub (2014 onward). He started his career at the Paul Green School of Rock, performing and touring with artists such as Jon Anderson of Yes, Napoleon Murphy Brock of Frank Zappa's band, and Burlap to Cashmere. He's played his original music at the Stone, Highline Ballroom, the Knitting Factory, CBGB's, and the Bitter End, and as a sideman in festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Zappanale. His debut solo album, "Intimate Machinery," came out on ERASED! tapes in December 2017. His second album "God of the Grid" followed in 2019.

    Joanna Sternberg is a 28-year-old singer, songwriter, musician and visual artist born/based in New York City.  When Joanna was 2, their parents overheard them humming the entire melody to “Oh What A Merry Christmas Day” from Mickey’s Christmas Carol at their passover seder.  They sent Joanna to piano lessons when they turned 5.  Joanna taught themself how to play the guitar and electric bass when they were 11. Joanna attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art.  They started studying double bass during their freshman year.  Joanna got a full scholarship to Mannes College of Music, and studied classical double bass there for a year and a half.  Joanna decided to leave the school and take a year off.  During that year they did nothing but stay in their room and draw comics.  Joanna has been a freelance musician and visual artist since they were 18-years-old.  Joanna finished their double bass performance degree at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, where they got a full scholarship.  When Joanna was 23, they began writing songs and learning how to sing.  At the age of 24 Joanna started singing in public while accompanying themself on different instruments. Today, Joanna continues to write songs, sing, play instruments, and create visual art.  Joanna does not like using genres to describe music or art.   They also do not like using the word music to describe music, or the word art to describe art. 

    Miriam Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by the folkloric musics of South and North America, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music. 

    A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she currently lives in Brooklyn where she performs (on the side of the road or otherwise), and is a researcher at The Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax. 



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