CINDY SCOTT & BRIAN SEEGER PERFORM THIRD SUNDAY JAZZ
October 18th, POLYRHYTHMS Third
Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger have performed all around the world, at venues large and small from Mexico to Kazakhstan, and New York to Istanbul, as well as major international jazz festivals.
Cindy Scott is a passionate, risk-taking heart-singer who isn’t afraid to reveal her emotions in song. Cindy has walked a different path from the average jazz singer. Raised in a house full of music and musicians, she went to LSU on a music scholarship. Uncertain about life as a professional musician but wanting to travel the world, Cindy got an MBA, learned to speak German and Spanish, and spent several years living and working abroad where she discovered jazz and began singing in the jazz cellars of Germany with local musicians.
She eventually found herself in Houston climbing the corporate ladder by day and playing jazz clubs by night. In 2005, she traded a successful business career for a life devoted to music and moved to New Orleans just months before Hurricane Katrina hit. She finished her Masters in Music (Jazz Studies) from the University of New Orleans, a program founded by famed educator Ellis Marsalis and now led by guitar icon Steve Masakowski. She is firmly rooted in the rich and diverse music scene of the Crescent City.
Cindy has shared the stage with Mark Murphy, Karrin Allyson, Roseanna Vitro, Randy Porter, Badal Roy, Carlos Malta, Herlin Riley, and Ellis Marsalis, among many others, and has found a happy marriage between her straight-ahead roots and the musical gumbo that pervades New Orleans. She always sings music she connects with.
Cindy's latest CD, Historia, made it into the top 60 of the US jazz charts this year. Her previous CD, Let the Devil Take Tomorrow, won an OffBeat Award for best Jazz CD in 2010.
Brian Seeger who melds a keen melodic sense, passionate emotion, bold tone and a solid grasp of a wide gamut of American musical genres, has been recognized as "One of New Orleans' best jazz guitarists," by the New Orleans' music media. His recording and performance credits include Aaron Neville, Charlie Hunter, Big John Patton, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chris Wood, Jason Marsalis, Davell Crawford, Stanton Moore, Johnny Vidacovich, John Ellis, Brian Blade, Rebecca Paris and many others.
Along with his accomplishments as a performer, Seeger is highly regarded jazz educator. He holds a full-time faculty position in the esteemed University of New Orleans Jazz Studies program, and is the director of the National Guitar Workshop's Jam Summit. He has been a featured clinician at colleges and schools in the US and abroad.
Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series at the RME’s Redstone Room, October 18th, features an all-ages workshop at 3 pm, a matinee performance from 6-8 pm. Admission to the workshop is Free for Kids and $5 for adults. General admission for the 6 - 8 pm concert is $10 or $15 for reserved/VIP seating. For ticket information, call Polyrhythms: 309 373-0790. For additional information, visit our website: www.polyrhythms.org.
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Come experience jazz - “LIVE” like it was meant to be enjoyed. Delight in some of the best jazz in the Quad Cities. Relish this captivating music at the Third Sunday Jazz Series; Sunday, October 18th, featuring Cindy Scott, Brian Seeger, Ron Wilson, and Manuel Lopez III.
Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series is made possible with major support of the Riverboat Development Authority, the Scott County Regional Authority, and the RME as well as the support of Hotel Davenport, Bowman Accounting, KALA, Peeples Heating & Air Conditioning, the Austin Family Charitable Fund, Cribbs Landscaping, Greatest Grains, and DJ Mixxin Mel.
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by Melvin Hawkins Added December 1, 2012 at 1:53pm