Sarah Elizabeth Charles “INNER DIALOGUE” NYC Release Show/Christian Scott Birthday Celebration
Presented by Revive Music
(Featuring the S.E.Charles Quartet & special guest Christian Scott)
After-party to follow the performance!
Sarah Elizabeth Charles celebrates the release of her sophomore project “Inner Dialogue” after two years of creatively crafting what has come to be a lush, modern and original collection of material. The release of this full-length project follows Charles’ debut EP, “Red”, which came out in 2012. This new recording is pushing even more boundaries and allowing Charles and her band, the S.E.Charles Quartet, to spread their wings and explore a more layered and produced sound. With both an ethereal and rocking quality to it’s sonic pallet, “Inner Dialogue” takes the listener to new heights in Charles’ vocal ability and performance as they travel through a wide array of vocal harmony, textures and effects.
Co-producer and special guest on this project, Christian Scott, elevates the material as well, contributing his sound/ears and becoming what Charles has called “….the fifth member of the quartet.” She goes on to state, “Christian was such a crucial element to this whole process. He allowed us to push the boundaries and to play/ develop each composition to it’s fullest potential.”
When asked about his involvement in the project, Scott himself communicates that Charles “…has the rare ability to cut right to the marrow of the sentiment she’s trying to convey. She instantly rids the listener of uncertainty of meaning, principally through her willingness to be vulnerable and to diligently hone her craft creating a great uniqueness… I’ve spent days going through her works, trying to sift through an incredibly dense harmonic, melodic and rhythmic framework that seems to be designed not to browbeat the listener with musical hipness, but to captivate and connect.”
Charles’ willingness to share and be inspired by personal experience has resulted in a project that communicates an intimate dialogue within a whirlwind of emotions, lyrical exploration, intensity and sensitivity that is jazz, rock, soul and folklore all rolled into one. It has produced an album that gives Sarah Elizabeth Charles’ audience what they have been waiting for: a full-length imaginative and fearless piece of work.
$15 advance, $20 day of show
$15 with student id (standing room, at the door only)
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
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a opening set by Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Sullivan Fortner (piano/keys)
Jonathan Michel (bass)
John Davis (drums)
Sarah Elizabeth Charles (voice)
Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a rising vocalist/composer based in New York City. She has worked and studied with artists such as George Cables, Geri Allen, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Owens and Carmen Lundy and released her debut record, “Red” in September of 2012 with her band the S.E.Charles Quartet. As the active vocalist in a number of bands (including AJOYO, Manner Effect, Transient Beingsand Enoch Smith Jr.’s “Misfits”), Sarah has performed at many venues throughout her career. These venues have included The White House, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Gillette Stadium as a National Anthem singer for the New England Patriots, the Bern International Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, the Burlington Jazz Festival, the Apollo Music Café, Blue Note NYC, Le Poisson Rouge, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and the Rose Theatre with Jazz at Lincoln Center.
In addition to her performances, Sarah is also an active educator. She works as a teaching artist with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program, teaches private lessons in New York City and at Larchmont Music Academy and is developing an early childhood music education program with Rise2Shine, a non-profit organization based in Fond Parisien, Haiti.
Sarah’s sophomore project, “Inner Dialogue”, released March 24th, 2015 on Truth Revolution Records, features her band along with co-producer/special guest Christian Scott. Along with the release of this project, Sarah has recently performed at the Rose Theatre (along with the great Andy Bey and Molly Johnson in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Celebrating Lady Day” event), at Duc des Lombards and The New Morning in Paris, the Blue Note in New York City and at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse for her Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert. One can only look to the future for more unique music and performances from this one of a kind artist.
Sarah Elizabeth Charles official site
Sarah Elizabeth Charles on Facebook
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez
special guest Christian Scott
Christian Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a two-time Edison Award winning (2010 and 2012), Grammy Award nominated jazz trumpeter, composer and producer. Scott’s Grammy nominated international recording debut, Rewind That was called “arguably the most remarkable premiere the genre has seen in the last decade” by Billboard Magazine, earning Scott two prominent features on their cover and inclusion in their list of “Ones to Watch in 2006”.
Since 2002 Scott has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and two live albums. According to NPR, “Christian Scott ushers in new era of jazz”. He has been heralded by JazzTimes magazine as “the Architect of a new commercially viable fusion” and “Jazz’s young style God.” Scott is known for developing the harmonic convention known as the “forecasting cell” and for his use of an un-voiced tone in his playing, emphasizing breath over vibration at the mouthpiece, widely referred to as his “whisper technique.” Scott is also widely recognized as one of the progenitors of “Stretch Music,” a jazz rooted, genre blind musical form that attempts to “stretch” jazz’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass as many other musical forms, languages and cultures as possible.
Through his partnership with Adam’s Instruments Scott’s signature line of horns, the Siren Trumpet, Sirenette and Reverse Flugelhorn, are revolutionizing brass instrument design all over the world.
One of Scott’s next projects includes scoring award winning writer-director and Spike Lee protégé Kiel Adrian Scott’s feature film debut, Epilogue. Kiel also is Scott’s identical twin brother and is the muse for songs in his name on two recordings, Rewind That andChristian aTunde Adjuah.
Since 2006 Scott has worked with McCoy Tyner, Prince, Marcus Miller, Eddie Palmieri, Mos Def (Yasin Bey) and Thom Yorke, among other notable talents.
Scott is a member of New Orleans’ first family of culture, nephew of Saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. and the grandson of the legendary Big Chief, Donald Harrison Sr. The only man to be Chief of four Black Indian tribes of New Orleans. Scott is half the inspiration for HBO’s Tremé series character Delmond Lambreaux. Lambreaux, is a hybrid of both Harrison Jr. and Scott. The show borrowed the name, Guardians of the Flame, from the Black Indian tribe Scott began “masking” as a member of with his grandfather in 1989.
Scott is also dedicated to a number of causes that positively impact communities. He gives his time and talents to a number of organizations which garnered him a place in Ebony Magazine’s 30 Young Leaders Under 30. His family’s not for profit organization, Guardians Institute, located in New Orleans is dedicated to reading and fiscal literacy, cultural retention and a firm commitment to the participation of community elders and artists in uplifting and supporting the youth in underserved areas of New Orleans. Scott’s has been in the forefront of youth programming and has given private lessons, spearheaded book give-a-ways, raised funds and purchased musical instruments in support of Guardians Institute. Since its post Hurricane Katrina founding in 2006, Guardians Institute has purchased and distributed over 44,000 brand new, hard cover books to the children of New Orleans.
Christian Scott on Twitter
Christian Scott on Facebook