Dena Derose Trio Tierney Sutton Band razilian romero ng zoo
F R E E P E R F OR M A N C E
Luciana Souza, “Brazilian
Duos,” featuring Romero
April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center Lobby
Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of Jazz’s leading
singers and interpreters. Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, she
grew up in a family of Bossa Nova innovators. Her work
as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around
musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz,
sophisticated lineage in world music, and an
enlightened approach to classical repertoire
and new music.
This tour of Luciana Souza is funded through Mid Atlantic
Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network program with
support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dinosaur Petting Zoo™
May 31, 5:30 p.m., Hufnagle Park
June 1, 2 p.m., Bucknell University
Dinosaur Petting Zoo™ allows heaps of interaction
for kids and adults while they travel with multi-faceted
performers on a journey through prehistoric ages.
Experience an amazing selection of dinosaurs and
creatures that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
The awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby
dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, live in a petting zoo
like no other! These ancient life-like dinosaurs come to
life in an eye-popping display in this fun, educational
and imaginative performance that will thrill and
delight audiences of all ages. Audiences will have the
opportunity to feed, water and care for these prehistoric
marvels via simple lessons in animal husbandry.
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F R E E P E R F OR M A N C E S
Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the Family
of Janet C. Weis which makes the Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series possible.
Anat Cohen Quartet
Campus Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Anat Cohen has established herself as one of the primary voices
of her generation on both the tenor saxophone and clarinet since
arriving in New York in 1999. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Anat began
clarinet studies at age 12 and played jazz on clarinet for the first
time in the Jaffa Conservatory’s Dixieland band. At 16, she joined
the school’s big band and learned to play the tenor saxophone.
The same year, Anat entered the prestigious Thelma Yelin High
School for the Arts, where she majored in jazz. After graduation,
she discharged her mandatory Israeli military service duty from
1993-95, playing tenor saxophone in the Israeli Air Force band.
In 1996, Anat matriculated at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The Washington Post said that “Cohen has emerged as one of
the brightest, most original young instrumentalists in jazz…[she]
has expanded the vocabulary of jazz with a distinctive accent
of her own.” The Jazz Journalists Association named Cohen
“Clarinetist of the Year” from 2007 through 2011 – the first time
in the history of the awards that an artist has earned top clarinet
honors five years running.
Weis Center lobby, 7:30 p.m.
It’s no small accomplishment to be thought of as “The
most creative and compelling singer-pianist since
Shirley Horn,” but that’s exactly how Joel Siegel of the
Washington City Paper described Dena DeRose. She
awes audiences with her facility on the piano, her vocal
talent, and the soul that she injects into the music she
performs. Dena has accumulated an impressive list of
performance credits. She has performed at legendary
clubs around the world like the Blue Note, Smoke and
the Jazz Standard in New York, the Kennedy Center in
Washington D.C., Body and Soul in Tokyo, The Jazz
Showcase in Chicago, The Jazz Center in Istanbul, and
Alexander Platz in Rome, as well as major Jazz Festivals.
As a recording artist, Dena has 9 CDs as a leader to her
credit, all of which have received superior accolades.
Tierney Sutton Band
Campus Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
The Tierney Sutton Band is currently celebrating its
3rd consecutive Grammy Nomination for “Best Vocal
Jazz Album”. In a collaboration that has spanned
17 years, band members have also been awarded a
JazzWeek Award for Vocalist of the Year, consecutive
nominations for Jazz Journalist Association awards,
recorded several #1 CDs on jazz radio, and garnered
critical praise throughout the world. Sutton and
instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Kevin Axt and
Ray Brinker, the band has headlined in recent years
at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at
Lincoln Center and has appeared at the Monterey,
Marciac and Umbria jazz festivals.