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    10
    Apr
    2020

    CANCELED Jean Rohe Estar Cohen Quintet Sarah Elizabeth Charles (w Jordan Peters) April 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    WE ARE SORRY THE OWL WILL BE CLOSED THIS NIGHT.  WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND THE FUTURE REBOOKING DATE FOR THIS CONCERT..... Thank You!
     
    JEAN ROHE

    A sure-footed singer-songwriter,” in the words of The New York Times, Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the internal world as with the external. She is perhaps best known for her aspirational alternative national anthem, Arise! Arise!, which has now been performed by countless artists and choirs across the country. Her latest record, Sisterly, is a collection of songs about communication and its failures, and tackles topics from love, lust, and longing to prisons, police violence, migration, and home. It was the recipient of the 2019 Independent Music Award for best adult contemporary album. She is currently at work on a new record, Wait & See, with Robinson & Rohe, her songwriting duo with Liam Robinson. She is an artist with the Lullaby Project and teaches songwriting in the Future Music Project at Carnegie Hall. www.jeanrohe.com

    ESTAR COHEN 

     https://estarcohenmusic.com/

    Estar Cohen - Endings

    Sarah Elizabeth Charles (vocalist) first began writing music to Maya Angelou's poetry in 2016 after being commissioned to write a new work by The Catskill Jazz Factory. Angelou’s writing, performing and identity as a prolific artist has had an influence on Charles since she was very young and continues to have an effect on her today. This musical work has developed overtime and now exists as an opportunity for Charles and her collaborator in performance, Jordan Peters (guitarist), to delve into Angelou’s creative world and to combine it with their own. Historically, Angelou’s poetry has been under celebrated and not widely regarded or known. With this project, Charles utilizes her multi-faceted identity as a musician rooted in jazz, folklore, hymns, soul and blues to celebrate Angelou’s imaginative, profound and historically relevant poetry in an explorative creative space.   

     

    Estar Cohen Quintet 

    Estar Cohen - Voice, Alex Levine - Guitar, Lex Korten - Piano, Ben Rolston - Bass, Lesley Mok - Drums

    Estar Cohen is an award-winning vocalist, lyricist, composer, and educator from Toledo, OH and currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her ensemble is dedicated to performing original music that reflects an exploration in poetry, composition, and the deep curiosity of the stories that define us. Cohen’s sound as a composer is rooted in thoughtful songwriting and spirited improvisation, highlighting the unique voices in each project’s configuration.

    In 2018, Cohen received the ASCAP Foundation’s Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award for her piece, “Endings,” and was invited to lead her band at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Cohen has continued to build momentum with an array of performances, releases, and honorable distinctions; opening for the legendary Sheila Jordan as an up and coming artist on the acclaimed Vocal Mania series in NYC, receiving honorable mentions in the 2019 and 2020 New York Youth Symphony Series for her pieces, "Only Once," and “For Tad,” being selected to present at the 2019 International Symposium of Jazz Arrangers and Composers in Colorado, and receiving press from outlets including NextBop and ASCAP, among others.

     
    SARAH ELIZABETH CHARLES  (photo Shervin Lainez)


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