Genre busting duo Koehler & Kelly set fiddle tunes ablaze with new grooves. Their unique soundscape infuses the energy of traditional dance music with the irresistible rhythms of jazz. The fiddle and piano weave in and out of jigs and reels with a delivery that ranges from elegant to fierce, searing to sensitive. Their new approach has caught the attention of the folk music establishment, most notably NPR's Thistle & Shamrock showcasing "Best New Sounds" from rising artists. "Masterful." -Fiddler Magazine
Daniel Kelly & Frederick Johnson Duo - Shakespeare in Jazz Workshop at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Performances for school audiences at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA as part of their aesthetic education program.
School Performances at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center
Shakespeare in Jazz: All the World’s a Song is an engaging, participatory celebration of Shakespeare's work, offering an exciting new way to experience the his genius. Great for those discovering his plays for the first time and for Shakespeare aficionados alike!
Throughout the concert, audience members will join Daniel's jazz group, featuring an amazing jazz vocalist, as they sing along to catchy, original songs based on Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more!
Shakespeare in Jazz features the tremendous talents of jazz vocalist Frederick Johnson. Johnson has performed on stage with such musical greats as Chick Corea & Christian McBride and has performed as an opening act for Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, B.B. King and many others.
Wide Open is a collective of established composer/improvisers using their unique chamber instrumentation to explore new musical terrain, keeping all possibilities wide open. The unique instrumentation of flute, violin, saxophone, trombone, piano, bass and drums allows composers to develop work that draws equally from jazz, classical, world and folk music traditions.
The members of Wide Open have performed and recorded with a stunning range of artists, including Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, Sting, D’Angelo, Bruce Springsteen, Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Woody Allen, Joe Lovano, Lauryn Hill, John Zorn and many more.
Sara Caswell - violin
Michel Gentile – flute
Jacob Garchik – trombone
Anna Webber – saxophones
Daniel Kelly – piano
Matt Pavolka – bass
Rob Garcia - drums
Erik Friedlander Solo Cello (first set)
Erik Friedlander with WORKS (Michel Gentile - flute, Daniel Kelly - piano, Rob Garcia - drums)
An innovative combination of journalism and music brings the stories of our middle and high school students into the Concert Hall. In a specially created event, renowned pianist Daniel Kelly will weave the stories of local students – based on interviews about their lives during the school day – into a one-of-a-kind concert, accompanied by his ensemble of NYC’s finest jazz musicians.
This performance is for school groups only.
Recommended for Grades: 6 – 12
Text from Shakespeare’s masterpieces are transformed into fresh and dynamic jazz songs that have audiences singing along in sheer delight!
Throughout the concert, audience members will join powerhouse jazz vocalist Frederick Johnson and pianist Daniel Kelly’s jazz group as they sing along to catchy, original songs based on Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more!