Badass Like Berberian
Every time the musical venue/community cultural entity called The Outpost Performance Space comes up to bat, they hit the concert baseball right outta the park. Or at least it's a stand up triple. There're plenty more beisbol-based allusions one could proffer here, but why not just go see a show instead (after an relaxing afternoon spent at Isotopes Park, perhaps). Anyway, this week it happens to be Bay Area practitioner of cool, Lori Carsillo and her Quartet who are jamming the night away on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30pm. Esteemed jazz critic Scott Yanow said of her work, “Lori floats above ensembles, digs deep into the words that she interprets and usually has a smile in her voice. The effect is consistently intoxicating.” Ms. Carsillo is performing with profound sidemen she found right here in Burque, including clutch hitters Jim Ahrend on piano, Jon Gagan handling the bass and John Trentacosta playing drums. Tickets range from $20 to $25 and are available to all-ages. (August March)
Thursday May 3, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Bay area jazz vocalist Lori Carsillo brings her band for a stunning performance.
A noted presence on the Bay Area jazz scene, vocalist Lori Carsillo is known for an “unaffected, unpretentious style that never overreaches, and is always at ease.” A Bay Area native, Carsillo made an auspicious debut singing at the Palo Alto Jazz Festival with the Menlo-Atherton (M-A) High School Jazz Band . Led by local legend, Frank Moura, the band opened for Carmen McRae, Tuck & Patti, and The Yellowjackets and went on to play the Reno Jazz Festival as well as performing locally in the Bay Area on a regular basis. Carsillo and the M-A Jazz Band toured Europe, performing at The North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, and the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. Carsillo was the first ever vocalist for the M-A Jazz Band – which up until she joined the group, was an instrumental-only program—thus spawning a thriving vocal program that is still in place today. Expanding on this early experience, Carsillo studied jazz with several internationally renowned jazz singers including Kitty Margolis, Madeline Eastman and Kurt Elling. Her repertoire features a mix of well-known favorites and forgotten gems, but her wide-ranging musical interests have led her to experiment with projects from opera to funk to electronica, dabbling in classic 60s lounge pop, Brazilian music, and R&B, all resulting in a rich, colorful singing style that is wholly her own. She has released several CDs, including her latest, Sugar & Smoke (2014). Scott Yanow, jazz historian and author, observes, “Lori floats above ensembles, digs deep into the words that she interprets, and usually has a smile in her voice. The effect is consistently intoxicating.” Having developed a following here in NM, she returns and is joined by Jim Ahrend, piano; Jon Gagan, bass; and John Trentacosta, drums.