Saturday, April 7, 7:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT
Tickets: $42, $30, $20, $15 (students free)
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Northeast Kingdom native Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most refreshing new voices of the twenty-first century. A consummate performer, she thrills audiences as a vocalist, trumpeter, composer, lyricist and educator. She is equally at home singing soul, funk, pop and R&B, but her passion, without question, is jazz.
Born into a musical family, Jennifer began playing at the age of 4. In her early teens she became infatuated with the sounds of Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Clifford Brown and Ella Fitzgerald. After a stint living on the upper west side of Manhattan, she attended the Hartt School of Music where she studied the intricacies of the jazz idiom with Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Jackie McLean and many other highly prominent jazz artists.
At the age of 20 Jennifer was afforded the opportunity to join Trey Anastasio's new band, having already recorded on Story of the Ghost (Phish, 1998) and One Man's Trash (Trey Anastasio, 1998). She embraced the idea with open arms and began touring with him in 2001. In her seven years of touring, she has shared the stage and studio with such legends as Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, The Rolling Stones and Herbie Hancock to name a few.
In 2003 Jennifer released her own debut album; a soulful, horn-laden party entitled Fuse. “I always want an album to sound fresh,” says Hartswick. “It's amazing to see what happens when you put great musicians in a room together with no boundaries.”
KCP Presents is proud to welcome Jen Hartswick back to the Kingdom. As a special treat, Jen will perform in St. Johnsbury with musicians Nick Cassarino & Christian McBride. Virtuoso bassist Christian McBride is a six-time Grammy winner and one of the most recorded musicians of his generation. He has performed and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Carly Simon, Bruce Hornsby, James Brown, Queen Latifah, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Sting, and many others. Singer/guitarist Nick Cassarino plays with the funk/soul band, Nth Power and has played with the Jennifer Hartswick Band and Big Daddy Kane, among many others.