Apr 29 2017 - 07:00 PM
If you like your music up close and personal, the Athens Cultural Center and Brian Melick are presenting a series of concerts melding musical roots and influences from around the world. The series kicks off with Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, highlighting original music inspired by West African, Caribbean, Brazilian and Classical sounds and textures.
HEARD New World Jazz -The original repertoire of HEARD is the work of composer-arranger-pianist ELIZABETH WOODBURY KASIUS who brings a wide array of styles –jazz, classical and world music– into her captivating soundscape. Her inspirations come from her diverse experiences and interests and are often drawn from the raw and powerful sources that nature provides. Heard’s dynamic and eclectic lineup of musicians gives Elizabeth a multitude of talents and textures to compose for, and to perform with.
Elizabeth Woodbury – Kasius: Piano, Vocals, Percussion
Jonathan Greene : Sax, Clarinet, Mbira
Bobby Kendell: Upright Bass
Zorkie Nelson: Lead Vocal, Percussion
Brian Melick: Percussion
Here’s what the critics are saying about Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard: “Karibu is yet another musical postcard from Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius as she and her muse continue their journey to far off lands and cultures-some of which have yet to have been discovered-and to the outer reaches of her awe-inspiring imagination. Once again she and her talented bunch of co-conspirators have conjured up new worlds, new mysteries, and new musical pathways. I treasure the music of Elizabeth & Heard because in it I hear and feel an unbounded joy and an irresistible optimism that never fail to surprise, delight and uplift me.” – Hal Miller, drummer and jazz writer/historian. For a sneak peek and listen visit www.heardmusic.net to get a taste of what is in store on April 29th.