|Posted on May 26, 2017 at 4:35 PM|
I am so proud to get involved in this new Austin Music Festival!
article about LuluFest on All About Jazz
Saturday June 3, 2017 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704
LuluFest Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/LuLuFestATX/
Ritenuto Foundation, Inc., in collaboration with the St. Edward’s University Music Department, is proud to announce its first annual Austin women-led band Festival: LuluFest, to be held on June 3rd, 2017, in the newly renovated Jones Auditorium, situated in the Ragsdale Center, on the St. Ed’s campus.
The focus of this one-day event (concerts and workshops) will be women bandleaders — both seasoned and up-and-coming, who are making their music the focus of their lives. The evening concert line-up is outstanding: trumpet virtuoso Ingrid Jensen and Helen Sung (world-class pianist) will be coming from New York City, guitarist Albanie Falletta (based in New Orleans), vocalist Susanna Sharpe, and vocalist Suzi Stern. The evening concludes with pianist Peggy Stern’s Estrella Salsa in a jam with all the players.
5 PM: Albanie Falletta Trio, featuring Masumi Jones
6 PM: Susanna Sharpe Brazilian Quartet
7 PM: Ingrid Jensen Quartet
8 PM: Helen Sung Trio
9 PM: Estrella Salsa, featuring Suzi Stern, Joey Colarusso, Ingrid Jensen, Daniel Durham, Michael Longoria and Peggy Stern
The workshops will focus on basic jazz improv skills, not only for students already into jazz, but also those who are classically trained and think they might enjoy improvisation.
The workshops will be instrument specific: Piano (Helen Sung); Trumpet (Ingrid Jensen); Vocals (Suzi Stern); Drums (Masumi Jones).
12-1:30 PM in the Carriage House (music building at St. Ed’s).
2-3:30PM: Masterclass will be held in Jones Auditorium, the building adjacent.
Get your tickets!