The Isaac Williams Ensemble will carry out for Amherst Java and Jazz on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6 to eight p.m. The younger quartet consists of Isaac J. Williams on keyboard, Senobia Smith on vocals, Kalena Mabel on bass and Will Strickler on drums.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for college students, and admission payment features a free cup of espresso, soda or water. Tickets could be bought prematurely on Eventbrite and on efficiency day beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the door. Amherst Java and Jazz is a co-presentation collection of Amherst Glee Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) and Second Stage — Amherst, and concert events happen at Second Stage, 194 Second St. Baines Espresso, positioned contained in the venue, could have meals on the market in the course of the efficiency.
Williams, a Lynchburg native, received his begin in music on the age of 8 when his mother and father bought him a toy keyboard. By 11, he was taking part in for his church and at native venues. In 2019 Williams debuted his Trinity Jazz Trio to a packed home on the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynchburg. Since then, his trio has performed at venues resembling The Flat 9 Membership, Stonebridge Fall Pageant, and District Vineyard in Washington, D.C. Final season his instrumental trio performed for Amherst Java and Jazz. Williams additionally performed within the season as a sideman to saxophonist Joseph Henson.
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Smith is a famend jazz singer who has carried out in venues as far east as Italy, south because the Caribbean, north as Alaska, and west as California. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Smith studied music since age 9 and attended prestigious music packages together with Shenandoah College’s Music Conservatory.
She has her personal trio, Senobia & Associates. Smith additionally has carried out as a solo artist with jazz orchestras, massive bands, jazz combos, live performance bands, and worldwide ensembles as a U.S. Military musician and as a civilian. Isaac, Senobia, and the ensemble additionally will carry out on Feb. 4 for AGAR’s Louis Moreau Gottschalk Challenge on the College of Lynchburg’s Snidow Chapel. Gottschalk was a Nineteenth-century American pianist who hailed from New Orleans and had a robust affect on early jazz.
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