Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 • Gail Storm in Great River - FREE • IslipArtsCouncil
August 22, 2010
Summer 2010—Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Sundays 2 PM
The Gail Storm Band will be swingin’ the blues and jazz. This program will feature band leader Gail Storm on keyboards/vocals with Shenole Latimer on saxophone and Joe Vicino on guitar. Tunes will range from rockin’ boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards. The chemistry between these musicians is notably electric and contagious. For more information about Gail Storm music, visit http://www.GailStormMusic.com
Band: Gail Storm Band
BOOGIE WOOGIE, TRADITIONAL BLUES, SWINGIN’ CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS, BALLADS AND MORE!: The Gail Storm Band does it all with Storm on keyboards and vocals AND her phenomenal sidemen-and women! Gail is a true performer as she reinterprets the classics and delivers the message directly to your dancing feet.
Gaye Adegbalola of “Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women”:
“Gail embodies the special ‘joie de vivre’ of a blues woman....Her boogie treatments make me want to shake my bootie, but the slow tunes hit me deep in the gut....On her debut CD, Just the Blues, she captures that joy, that special spirit...it becomes contagious to the listener!”
Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist who performs in NY as well as on the national and international circuits. Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Though Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers such as Meade Lux Lewis, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, and Louis Jordan, many of her fans compare her to modern day performers such as Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. The “Storm” is known to have a “heavy left hand” as demonstrated by her strong, rhythmic bass lines-particularly evident in the “boogie woogie”. Repertoire ranges from traditional blues and boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards, ballads, pop, and originals thrown into the mix.
Ms. Storm regularly performs in a wide variety of venues (solo or as bandleader) and has radio, film and television appearances to her credit. She has opened for Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler, and Bakithi Kumalo (of Paul Simon ). She has shared the stage with greats such as Charlie Sayles and Sarah McLawler. As bandleader, Gail has had such notable sidemen such as WyCliffe Gordon, Jerry Weldon, Toby Walker, and Adam Rapa. In addition to her performance schedule, Gail also leads multi-media music themed presentations (eg “Women In The Blues”, “Tribute to Carole King”, “The Essential Blues"), conducts Music and Art Workshops, and provides music lessons. She has been on staff at the award-winning Augusta Blues & Swing Week.
Discography includes her trio studio recording: “Just The Blues”, a live sextet recording “Live At The Vail-Leavitt”, and a jazz collaborative work “Duets”. She is currently working on releasing a recording of original work in 2013-stay tuned!
Venue: Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway
Great River, NY 11739
Organizer: Islip Arts Council (IslipArtsCouncil)
The Islip Arts Council provides diverse audiences with activities which encompass both Presentation and Service to the Arts field. Its presentations cover a variety of disciplines ranging from fine classical music to Master Classes with renowned musicians, for little or no cost.
This summer they have an expansive calendar of events, including: Free Concerts, Especially for Children, Music, Theater, Dance, Exhibits, Film, Workshops, Lectures and Classes. Not to be missed is New York Philharmonic Free Concert at Heckscher State Park.
The free concerts include some great bands for swing dancing. Check their complete calendar.
Islip Arts Council
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East Islip, NY 11730