Tasha Gordon-Solmon (book and lyrics) Tasha’s plays include I Now Pronounce (2017 Humana Festival), Same Time, Same Place (Actors Theater of Louisville 2018), Whip It Up With Wendy (2018 AFO Solo Collective Residency), Piece Of (developed with at Northern Stage and Clubbed Thumb), and Pal (developed at Sun Valley Center for the Arts and New Georges). Other credits include Ars Nova, Perry Mansfield New Works Festival, Dixon Place, INTAR, The Tank, and The Flea. She is the recipient of a Dramatist Guild Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation Grant and two VCCA Residencies. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a member the BMI Advanced Workshop, a member of Directors Lab West, and an alumna of the Ars Nova Playgroup and Clubbed Thumb Emerging Writers Group. She has been published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, Dramatist Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail. Tasha received her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU and is a proud 52nd Project Volunteer.
Artoberfest Concert with Jazz Trumpeter Ted Daniel also featuring Aisling & Friends w/Alan and Ellen Marzelli | Ashtyn Nilsen-Barbaree | Faye Chiao & Tasha Gordon-Solmon
Location: Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
TED DANIEL, jazz trumpeter, cornetist and composer. Captivating, vibrant, revolutionary — these are just a few of the words used to describe Ted Daniel. A gifted and critically acclaimed trumpeter, Ted’s style has been described as “avant garde” however he to embraces the traditional and the new, with performances ranging from solo to big band. His music transcends conventional ideas about jazz, resulting in a completely unique and pleasurable listening experience. He is a melodic player who experiments with all forms of jazz music, producing extraordinary results every time. For now, he’s the genre’s best-kept secret.
Aisling Mulhern-Dono hails from Ireland and made her song debut on the professional stage at age 10. She grew up in a classical and musical theater household, but her tendency to stray and discover the unknown within, has brought her to a sound that blends classical, folk, soul, and blues. She is a proud resident of Ossining and performs with her talented friends and neighbors, Alan and Ellen Marzelli. Aisling sings because – Song is the place where we meet, where our hearts keep the beat and our words find the space, for our feelings to live and our passions to taste.