September 24th at 7:30pm
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JAMinc’s monthly In Your Ear concert series, on hold since February due to the pandemic, resumed on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in a live stream format. The first artist was jazz cellist/vocalist Shana Tucker and her pianist Christian Tamburr, who had been scheduled to be with us in March.
Shana and Christian joined us in an audience-free Studio A as we observed proper caution and distancing and presented a multi-camera video production with the peerless audio quality you’ve come to expect from In Your Ear.
Happily, it was also Shana’s birthday, so JAMinc president Tim Timberlake presented a dozen musically decorated cupcakes (Thanks Frostings!) to a surprised Shana at the end of her second set. Being the consummate artist she is, Shana actually worked the cupcake gifting into her final song. It was a delicious moment! Relive that sweet moment and the entire show using the link above.
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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