Stylish, sophisticated and subtle, Jazzville’s Blue Skies shows that in the right hands, musical standards can feel new.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the inaugural product line by The Bright Angle, a recording project by the Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble and a community center called Songbird Sanctuary.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new album by Searra Jade, a short film set in Appalachia and the latest book by outdoorsy author Gary Sizer.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local tree-planting initiative plus albums by Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony and Honey Be Nice.
On Sunday, Dec. 11, Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony’s album crowdfunding campaign will go live, and later that night, the band will perform the to-be-recorded work in its entirety at The Grey Eagle.
A singer and dexterous guitar player, Phan wrote much of his debut album Dreams in Modern Folk while walking solo from Mexico to Canada. He’ll play those songs plus some unheard numbers at a benefit concert for Asheville Community Yoga’s expansion. The Grey Eagle hosts the event on Saturday, June 18.
The seventh annual Holocaust Remembrance Concert, entitled ELEGY: Songs of Lamentation, takes place at UNC Asheville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the Manheimer Room on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m.
The two groups’ collaborative album Global Symphony Project — recorded after receipt of a 2014 grant from the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program — will be released during a performance at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 28, at 8:30 p.m.
A host of local players converged on Echo Mountain this week to record music for the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller The Proxy. Multi-instrumentalist/producer/bandleader Ben Lovett organized and headed the session, which spanned two days in the converted church that now houses Echo Mountain’s primary studios. Xpress was in the control room to bring you this inside look.