The Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU are pleased to present the extraordinary singer, composer and pianist Patricia Barber in concert at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday October 20th at 7:00 pm. Barber will be performing on the church’s rare and exquisite Fazioli piano.
Renowned as a singular songwriter for her harmonic sophistication and incisive lyrics, Barber, who won a Guggenheim fellowship in Composition, made several albums for the Premonition and Blue Note labels that sold over 100,000 copies. Those albums include “Modern Cool,” which appears on many all-time best jazz recordings lists. “Higher,” the bandleader’s first new recording in six years, merges jazz harmonies and rhythms with classical art song and Barber’s distinctive blend of poetry and song lyrics. Featured on Higher is an art song cycle, "Angels, Birds, and I...", that can be performed by jazz vocalists and instrumentalists as well as classical singers.
Tickets to see The Patricia Barber Trio, with John Dietmier on drums and Larry Kohut on bass, are available online at Barbertrio.brownpapertickets.com. The cost is $20 general admission, $15 for paid supporters of The Charlottesville Jazz Society, and $10 for students. For more information visit cvillejazz.org or call (434) 249-6191. Be sure to listen for Patricia’s music on WTJU-FM.