Norwood Village Green presents Kaylee Evans, Lou Coppola, Northern Symphonic Winds and more June 20 and 27
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 6:25 am

 

NORWOOD -- The Norwood Village Green Concert Series will host Kellylee Evans, Lou Coppola with Liz Queler and Seth Farber, and the Northern Symphonic Winds the week of June 20 to June 27.

Kellylee Evans will perform music from her Juno award winning vocal jazz album “Nina” Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. The album is a tribute to Nina Simone.

Lou Coppola, Liz Queler and Seth Farber will perform Sunday, June 23 at 7 p.m. The performance will include songs from Coppola’s new CD “Story 7” and Queler and Farber’s CD “The Edna Project.”

The Northern Symphonic Winds, northern New York’s only professional wind ensemble, will perform Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.

In addition to “Nina,” Evans was the creator of “Fight or Flight?” and “The Good Girl and Nina.”

Evans began singing as a member of the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. She began her professional career at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition in Washington, D.C., where she earned a second place finish.

Coppola's debut album "Story 7" is a soul-searching journey that uses pop-rock rhythms. Coppola has worked with many songwriters, producers and session players on the east and west coasts.

Queler has written and performed everything from jazz standards to jingles. She has played at the Newport Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and The Bottom Line in NYC and The Birchmere in Washington, DC. She has also opened for Richie Havens, Jessie Winchester, Steve Forbert, Janis Ian and Guy Clark.

She is also the winner of top songwriting awards from Billboard and the National Academy of Popular Music. She took first place in the Lady Six String Songwriting Contest.

As music director for the late folk/blues legend Odetta, Seth Farber spent much of the last decade touring, arranging, producing and playing piano in concert and on her last three recordings, including Grammy-nominated “Blues Everywhere I Go” and “Gonna Let It Shine.”

Farber was assistant conductor and keyboardist for the six-year run of the Broadway musical “Hairspray.” He has recorded and performed with numerous other artists including Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Roseanne Cash, Chip Taylor, Cliff Eberhardt and Joan Osborne.

A composer in his own right, Farber blends New Orleans blues, jazz and ragtime.

Founded in 1998, the Northern Symphonic Winds is a 46 to 52-piece wind and percussion ensemble, comprised of faculty from the Crane School of Music, northern New York music teachers, other professionals and selected Crane students.

Admission will be free but a “pass the bucket” will be held at each concert.

For more information visit norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org.