Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with host and producer Ariadne Sawyer , co-host Neall Ryon, Super Tech Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed Kendra Shank (Vocalist) on air talking about their new CD. Half Moon is a lovely CD , poetic and meaningful, a listening delight.
Quote: A deep, stimulating rapport honed over many years…. Mesmeric…uplifting…powerful…– Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times”
“Shank and Keezer each have an impressive command of nuance, dynamics and texture…. Their shared reverence is balanced by a desire and ability to subtly surprise their listeners…– George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune.”
Jan. 9 concert tickets & info: https://www.mezzrow.com/events/2451-kendra-shank-geoffrey-keezer CD purchase: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kendrashank (downloads also available at Amazon & iTunesWebsites: www.kendrashank.com / www.geoffreykeezer.com with their new CD, Half Moon with Geoffrey Keezer (Piano).
Also on the show : Wayne Wallace , Canto America, unfortunately poetess Tara Kimberly Torme was not able to join us. The show included the return of Creativity Rocks.
Artists: Kendra Shank (Vocalist), Kendra Shank mixes modern jazz, standards, world music, folk/pop, and open improvisation, all unified by her soulful storytelling, inventive phrasing, and spontaneous group interplay. Geoffrey Keezer’s singular style of intellectually abstract lyricism woven over exotically complex rhythms and harmonies makes him one of the most sought-after artists on the modern jazz scene. Join vocalist Kendra Shank and pianist Geoffrey Keezer in celebration as they play music from their new album “Half Moon.”
Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar wizard Jim Hall, star bassist Christian McBride or vibes master Joe Locke, Geoffrey “has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole” (Time Magazine).”
* Thanks to Ann Braithwaite of Braithwaite & Katz Communications for source materials.