September 24th at 7:30pm
Livestream goes live at 7pm
We are excited to announce that JAMinc’s monthly In Your Ear concert series, on hold since February due to the pandemic, will resume on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in a live stream format. The first artist will be jazz cellist/vocalist Shana Tucker and her pianist Christian Tamburr, who had been scheduled to be with us in March.
Shana and Christian will join us in an audience-free Studio A as we observe proper caution and distancing and present a multi-camera video production with the peerless audio quality you’ve come to expect from In Your Ear. We encourage you to listen through a proper sound system or at least through headphones/earbuds to maximize the experience.
Since we will not be charging an “admission fee” to view these shows, JAMinc will be paying the artists a significant guarantee, hoping that our virtual audience will be generous with donations to support our efforts and will help us spread the word by sharing the watch link on their various social media. The numbers matter.
All our visiting artists this fall will be recording a 15-minute video aimed at our school outreach audience, always an important part of our JAMinc mission, with in-person school visits not possible for now.
Please put September 24th at 7:30 pm on your calendars and join us for this “next best thing” musical event at In Your Ear.
September 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – watch on YouTube (click image below)
Livestream goes live at 7 pm; concert starts at 7:30.
About Shana Tucker
With a deep respect for lyrical storytelling, cellist/singer-songwriter SHANA TUCKER delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™. Shana’s melodies weave strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry.
Touted by Jazz Times Magazine as “a talent whose imprint and vitality has already been quite visible…” Shana’s style and sound as been described as a blend of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity that is reminiscent of Bill Withers. ChamberSoul™ best describes what the listener should expect when experiencing Shana’s music. “I’m intrinsically drawn to “real” instruments, with resonance, tone and depth that can sound without amplification. Whenever and however possible, I always try to set a tone of acoustic intimacy with my colleagues on stage, and also with the audience, so that the music, performers and audience feel close and tangible, no matter the size the venue.” The acoustic perfection of In Your Ear’s Studio A with just 80 seats, will provide just such a vibe.
Growing up on Long Island, NY as a beneficiary of public school arts education, Shana’s classical cello and singing talents awarded her a scholarship to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she was first introduced to jazz and other essential musical resources, on campus and around the city. While at Howard, Shana initiated her improvisation chops and honed her songwriting skills, but decided to relocate to NYC to study with master cellist Marion Feldman and complete her undergraduate studies in performance at CUNY-Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.
A front-line advocate for arts education, Shana is a newly-designated A+ (Arts Integration) Schools Apprentice Fellow, and has been a teaching artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts (NC and NV) since 2015. She has also been a teaching artist with United Arts Council of Raleigh/Wake County NC and The Smith Center for Performing Arts – Las Vegas. Shana incorporates artist-in-residences, workshops and community outreach opportunities wherever in the world her performances take her.
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