Join us once again for a fabulous night of music and food! This month we are proud to present Rachel Loshak with special guests Morgan Taylor, Kirsten Jacobsen and Jennifer Lewis Bennett. Performing the second set, back by popular demand, is Gus Mancini, the Sultan of Sonic Soul!
$5 suggested donation.
All proceeds benefit the Hudson Valley Sudbury School.
Kitchen opens at 6:00, Music starts at 7:00.
Capacity is 85 so come early!
Rachel Loshak moved to New York City in the late Nineties from Suffolk, England and honed her songwriting craft with her unique ‘bass and voice’ style. Rachel has created four full-length LP’s: Firefly (2001), Mint (2003), Peach Pony (2005) (including a duet with Norah Jones) and Colors (2010). Peach Pony was released in several international territories to critical acclaim. Rachel sang onstage with Norah Jones at the Grammy™ Awards in 2003 and is featured alongside her (and with Jesse Harris) on the Best of the Living Room compilation released in 2002. Rachel has recorded vocals with Moby, as well as Chris Ballew of Presidents Of The United States' family music project, Caspar Babypants on his album Sing Along (2011). Rachel has toured in The United States as well as internationally to Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia and South Korea. Rachel also lent her vocal talents to the Grammy™ Winning album Can You Canoe? (2013) by The Okee Dokee Brothers.
In 2005 Rachel co-founded Apple-eye Productions with her husband Morgan Taylor to create an outlet for their creative projects, including Gustafer Yellowgold. Her role as manager, business administrator and creative graphic production designer, has led to the project to becoming a nationally known and critically acclaimed family-entertainment brand.
SO BRIGHT, Rachel’s deepest and most mature studio album yet was produced by Grammy ™ winning producer Dean Jones at No Parking studio in Rosendale NY. Keeping the focus on Rachel’s unique bass and vocal foundation, rich layers of harmony, violin, piano, organ, percussion, French horn and alto flute were added in support of Rachel’s intimate and hauntingly melodic songs of love, motherhood, friendship and death.
Rachel is joined on SO BRIGHT by an incredible cast of musicians and singers including Dean Jones on drums, percussion and keyboards. Frances England, Jennifer Lewis Bennett and Debbie Lan on backing vocals. Kirsten Jacobsen on alto flute, as well as Rob Jost on French Horn, Chris Brown on piano and Hammond organ, Dan Rieser on percussion and guest pianist Lori Henriques.
Gus Mancini is a rare blend of classically trained musician, composing scores and symphonic works, and a master of improvisational jazz. A graduate of New York University, with a B.S. in Music Education, he has studied and performed with many of the principle soloists for the New York Philharmonic and Jazz elite as well.
He has produced and performed on many albums including Samadhi and Sunrise with didgeridoo master Phil Jones on Intuitive Sound productions with both c.d.'s reaching the top 10 on the Indie charts. He has also produced a Parents' Gold choice award children's album, The Shooting Star Express. He has produced the eclectic group of jazz and poetry Odd City, and co-produced and performs with The Hawk Project, one of the leading contemporary Native American Jazz ensembles in the country.
He established the Brooklyn Conservatory Jazz Program and has lectured on the directions of world music at Oxford University and the Royal Conservatory in England. He is currently co-producing the Woodstock Roundtable radio show broadcast live on WDST radio in Woodstock, NY, and webcast over WDST.com and AOL. He performs with some of the top poets, writers and musicians in the nation such as poet laureate Robert Bly and author Robert Thurman.
Some of Mancini's compositions were recently performed by Mancini and The Hawk Project with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra under the direction and orchestral arrangements by Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer in Flagstaff, Arizona.