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Base Camp Black History Month Concert

Base Camp Black History Month Concert

R&B band BaseCamp will give a 90 min (in person) concert in celebration of Black History Month at Bethany Arts Community on Sat, Feb 19. 7pm

BaseCamp is a seven piece R&B band that has been in existence for the past 20 years.

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Based in Poughkeepsie, NY. They are a seven piece unit that specializes in classic Rhythm and Blues music from the 70’s to present day selections.They currently perform regularly in the tri state area and have been an opening act for many top named R&B artist including D-Train and R&B legends, the fabulous Ojays.

Local publications have labeled this band “The Number One R&B Experience In The Hudson Valley”. The members of the band are BillyBad Dubose (lead vocals and keyboard), Rosa ShortyRose Williams (lead vocals), George Thomas (drums), Kendall Buchanan (bass), Pat Haynes (guitar), Raynard Brown (vocals) and Soloman Phiefer Jr. (keyboard).

A Musical Performance and Talk with Artists in Residence Summer Kodama

A Musical Performance and Talk with Artists in Residence Summer Kodama

“Legible” A Musical Performance and Talk with Artists in Residence Summer Kodama is a presentation of solo performance pieces composed during the residency and inspired by literary projections of the Asian American/Pacific Islander experience. The performance will showcase multi-tracked double bass, spoken word and electronics. Through research of various literary works of East Asian and Asian-American authors, in addition to the exploration of the Asian diaspora and its influence in the framework of cultural assimilation, ‘Legible’ is an attempt to create an exhibit that showcases the various contributions of AAPI writers through the engagement of audiences in an interdisciplinary performance. With the recent rise in Anti-Asian sentiment in the United States, Summer hopes to inspire the audience to inquire about their internalization of systemic inequity, invisibility and to further humanize the experiences of people of color.

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This event is being held in-person at Bethany Arts Community. For your safety, and the safety of our artists and staff, attendance is being limited and you will be required to wear a mask while at Bethany irrespective of vaccination status. Please read our Covid-19 Safety Statement before your visit.

Bio
Summer Kodama
is a Japanese-American upright/electric bassist, composer and educator. She passionately strives to understand, respect, and express as many different perspectives of the human experience through her compositions and collaborative efforts. She feels especially drawn towards improvised music and composition as a platform for her expression and her beliefs. Passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion awareness, Summer utilizes her creativity and musical community as a means for outreach. Her most recent venture entailed organizing a concert of AAPI composer-performers and diversity/inclusion initiatives through Nevada School of the Arts.

Summer’s most recent awards include a multi-disciplinary arts residency at Bethany Arts (2021) and the 2020 Downbeat Student Music award for Outstanding Composition for Large Ensemble. She also has won numerous awards and fellowships through the Jazz Education Network (2019), the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival (2017) and McGill University (2018-2020). She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Marrowstone Music Festival, the Disneyland All-American College Band and the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. She is grateful to have performed alongside Tyshawn Sorey, Kenny Rampton, Jean-Michel Pilc, Claire Daly, Post- Modern Jukebox among many others. During her time as a graduate fellow at McGill University, she served as composer-in-residence for one of the premiere jazz ensembles, under the tutelage of honored Canadian composers: Jean-Nicolas Trottier and Joe Sullivan.

When not performing, Summer spends her time developing an already recognizable voice as both a composer and player. Her compositions showcase risk taking improvisations; to play with her requires embracing the unexpected. Foil to her fearlessness is a genuine desire to connect with audience members in terms they can relate to. Her compelling writing assures that listeners leave with lasting impressions of new sonic worlds.

In addition to her music career, Summer is a co-founder of Healing Hearts Cooperative, an organization dedicated to creating an inclusive community through virtual wellness events. Summer recently completed her master’s degree at McGill University for Jazz and Composition.

Artist’s social media:
website: summerkomusic.com
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/summerkobama/
soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/summer-kodama
bandcamp: https://summerkodama.bandcamp.com

Residencies and programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.

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An Evening of Music with KJ Denhert

An Evening of Music with KJ Denhert

Join us Feb. 27 at 5pm for an evening of music with KJ Denhert, award-winning songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader.

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Sister Songs 
Pandemic Reflections

When the world locked down, life’s day to day distractions diminished.  Existential questions arose with new license to frighten, inspire, inform and bemuse. The Sister Songs are a collection of brand new works from  singer-songwriter KJ Denhert, reflecting the voices and music of her rich past. Growing up as a first – generation American with parents from the island of Grenada, she shares stories of love, loss and hope. 

About KJ Denhert

KJ Denhert is an award-winning songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader living in Ossining, New York. She is a consummate artist with a rich history; a legend of Urban Folk & Jazz who channels a wide range of influences to create something completely unique. She performs regularly in New York and around the world and has shared stages with internationally renowned jazz and pop musicians such as GRAMMY Award winners Alicia Keys, Roberta Flack and many more. KJ has a residency at The 55 Bar in New York City’s West Village performing with her all-star band when she is not touring. She has released 10 albums including her latest “Destiny”, and is at work on 3 new original projects set for 2018-19. Learn more at kjdenhert.com. 

 

With Thanks and Acknowledgement:
This program is sponsored by Cravin Jamaican Ossining, NY

Bethany Arts Community is supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Westchester and donations from our community.

An Evening of Music and Talk with Ted Daniel

An Evening of Music and Talk with Ted Daniel

Join us Feb. 20 at 5pm for an evening of music and talk with Ted Daniel, acclaimed American jazz musician and composer.  

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 Ted Daniel is an American jazz trumpeter and composer. 

 He studied trumpet in elementary school, and began his professional career playing local gigs with his childhood friend, the legendary guitarist Sonny Sharrock. Daniel briefly attended Berklee School of Music and Southern Illinois University, before joining the army. In 1966, Daniel was drafted in the army, and served with the 9th and 25th Infantry DivisionBands in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.[2] After his discharge from the Army in 1968, Daniel attended Central State College, Ohio, on a full music scholarship, where he met and studied with Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre. After a year, Daniel returned to New York City and eventually received a bachelor of music degree in theory and composition from the City College of New York. Daniel had begun his recording career while studying in Ohio. He returned briefly to New York to record Sonny Sharrock’s first album Black Woman. His second recording was with a band he co-led (Brute Force) with his brother, Richard Daniel. The recording was entitled Brute Force on the Embryolabel, produced by Herbie Mann. Since then, Daniel has participated in more than 30 published recordings with such artists as: Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Andrew Cyrille, Sam Rivers, Billy Bang and Henry Threadgill. 

 

With Thanks and Acknowledgement:
This program is sponsored by Cravin Jamaican Ossining, NY

Bethany Arts Community is supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Westchester and donations from our community.

Bethany Songbook presents I Am Woman Hear Me ROAR!

Bethany Songbook presents I Am Woman Hear Me ROAR!

Celebrating “Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day“, this concert features musical performances by women from Ossining and surrounding towns.

Starting off with an hour long KIDS show from 4-5pm! Bring the kids and have a great time as they make music and dance with Alexia Tate!!  The remainder of the evening kicks off at 6pm. 

Come and go or see all of the entire lineup of these talented women, ending the evening with KJ DENHERT!

4:00pm Kids Make Music/Dance Party with Alexia Tate
6:00pm Carol Arrucci
6:45pm Aisling & Friends with Ellen and Alan Marzelli
7:30pm Anne Carpenter
8:15pm Julie Corbalis
9:00pm KJ DENHERT

Admission: FREE
Donations welcomed!!

Sponsored by the Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

KJ Denhert is an award-winning songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader living in Ossining, New York. She is a consummate artist with a rich history; a legend of Urban Folk & Jazz who channels a wide range of influences to create something completely unique. She performs regularly in New York and around the world and has shared stages with internationally renowned jazz and pop musicians such as GRAMMY Award winners Alicia Keys, Roberta Flack and many more. KJ has a residency at The 55 Bar in New York City’s West Village performing with her all-star band when she is not touring. 
She has released 10 albums including her latest “Destiny”, and is at work on 3 new original projects set for 2018-19. Learn more  about KJ Denhert

Alexia Tate is the teaching director of Music Together with Alexia, operating in Peekskill and Cold Spring.   She is also the ukulele-playing presenter of Story Garden, a musical storytime for young children (now a monthly event at the Field Library in Peekskill). Alexia has also taught Musical Theater for children age 5-12 at Theater O in Ossining. Before changing gears to become a mom, Alexia performed on New York’s off-off-Broadway and nightclub stages for 15 years, and in 2009 she played Mrs. Howell in the the first national tour of GILLIGAN’S ISLAND: THE MUSICAL. Other favorite kid-friendly roles include the Queen in 13th St. Repertory’s RUMPLE WHO? and the title role in Rising Sun’s original cast of DOTTY DOT, which has become a children’s theater sensation across the country. Alexia trained in NYC at Singers Forum and T. Schreiber Studio, and received the 2007 Andy Anselmo Achievement Award for Emerging Artists.

Carol Arrucci is a long-time Ossining resident and well known local musician.  Her Masters Degree in Music Education took her in that direction as a middle school choral music teacher for 30 years.  During that time she continued her work in the evenings, as a producer of theatre and concerts, as a conductor of musicals in community and regional theatre and even worked on Broadway.  The love of this work was equally matched by her love of performing on stage, in opera, musical theatre and with her rock band (with husband Ray), Double Sharp.  Since opening  a popular, busy music school in 2012 and employing over 30 musical instructors (The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts) she has taken a “hiatus” from performing but not from teaching private students!  The Women’s Concert is a special night for Carol when she is able to showcase some of her favorite songs of varied genres and experiences throughout her crazy musical journey.

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.

Anne Carpenter is a vocalist and songwriter who has lived here in Ossining for the past 15 years.  Anne sings music from all sorts of genres including jazz with a trio led by her writing partner and jazz guitarist John Pondel (they have recently finished recording three original tunes to be released very soon), music from great folk legends like Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon whose music she recently performed with guitarist and singer Peter Calo in a tribute show at the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls. Anne sings back-up in a soul band and sings classical in her church choir in Mt. Kisco every Sunday. She also loves to make music and perform with good friends and Ossining neighbors like KJ Denhert and Ben Zebelman. Her love of music has taken her many wonderful places from Carnegie Hall to the late great CB’s 313 Gallery to the Cutting Room to Maureen’s Jazz Cellar to our hometown venues of Jazz at the Lodge and the Sing Sing Kill Brewery. She is delighted and honored to be a part of this musical evening at BAC celebrating women in the arts.

Julie Corbalis is a Hudson Valley singer-songwriter and working musician. She has been writing and performing original rock and playing and singing classic rock & roll for people of all ages around the world for 20 years. She released her 6th studio album studio album entitled, “What’s Up With This Heart?” in Spring 2016.

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