Join us on Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 3:00 pm to enjoy a cabaret-style performance by vocalist Amanda Ekery and pianist Andrew Boudreau. Amanda and Andrew will be playing their own compositions and selections from the American Songbook repertoire. Based in New York City, this established duo first performed here during our 2017-2018 season. Come and help us welcome them back!



Program

The program will be announced soon.

About the Artists

Amanda Ekery

Amanda Ekery

Vocalist and composer Amanda Ekery conjures a rich creative world in which improvised and popular music traditions weave together seamlessly. Her exceptional musical versatility has made Ekery a sought-after performer, presenter, and composer for a wide range of artistic endeavors.

Her compositions have earned support from New Music USA, Chamber Music America, and the Jerome Foundation, and have been featured at the Portland Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center. Ekery’s 2018 album “Keys With No Purpose” was written as a reaction to the sexist culture women continue to face in jazz and informed by her research on females in jazz education.

Árabe, Amanda’s most recent project, focuses on Syrian immigration to El Paso/Mexico and the influence these mixed cultures had on film, food, economy, and music. She collaborates with the Syrian Ladies Club of El Paso, recent immigrants, Middle Eastern scholars, and her family to write lyrics, gather artifacts, and create interactive exhibits for the El Paso community.

Amanda holds a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. She is the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs for the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, a teaching artist for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the education coordinator at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and a regular at the Cortelyou Library in Brooklyn, NY.

Andrew Boudreau

Andrew Boudreau

Pianist Andrew Boudreau is an active member of the North American and international jazz and creative music scenes. He has performed with a diverse array of musicians and ensembles including the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal with David Binney, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and the Altsys Jazz Orchestra. As a soloist, he has been pianist-in-residence at 7132 (Vals, Switzerland) and at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA).

In 2019, Andrew was a prizewinner at the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition (formerly known as the Great American Jazz Piano Competition). One of eight Canadian musicians to receive the Astral Artist Prize (2013) at the National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada), Andrew is also the recipient of the OPUS Prize for Concert of the Year - Jazz and World Music in Quebec (2016).

Andrew’s formal training includes a Master of Music at the New England Conservatory, Bachelor of Music at the Schulich School of Music (McGill University), and Associate of the Royal Conservatory Diploma (Piano Performance) from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto).

A native of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, Andrew currently lives in Brooklyn.

About the Concert

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. Join us an hour earlier for a pre-concert discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

The address of the venue is 103 North Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour, and Amtrak’s Kingston Station is only five miles away.

Map and Directions

We ask each adult guest attending the concert to make a $40 contribution at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Checks should be payable to “Core Memory Music”. Children under 18 are welcome to join us free of charge.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email with the full name of each person in your party. If seating is still available, we’ll confirm your reservation.

If you can’t attend the concert in person, you’re welcome to listen to our audio livestream (no reservation required).


Seating capacity for this concert: 20



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