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An Evening with Katayoun Goudarzi

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

GARNER Arts Center proudly presents Iranian vocalist and acclaimed performer, Katayoun Goudarzi. Goudarzi is known for maximizing the musical qualities of classical Persian poetry using different styles of singing and recitation and will be joined for an evening length performance by renowned artists Kevin Hayes (piano) and Sergio Krakowski (Pandeiro “Brazilian Tambourine”). The artists will perform in the brick lined Dye Works Space on February 24th, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the GARNER Historic District. The program will feature the beauty of Goudarzi’s distinctive melodic style while showcasing contemporary expressions of the cultural traditions from her native Tehran. The primary art form of Iran has long been poetry and Goudarzi has been a serious student of this rich tradition over the past three decades. These years of study have resulted in an accurate style of recitation and musical interpretation that blends an emotive rendition of the poetry with meticulous attention to the linguistic and lyrical integrity of the piece. Goudarzi, of the Saffron Ensemble, has an extensive repertoire of successful which include: “Dawning” with The Grammy award nominee Shujaat Husain Khan, saxophonist and composer, Tim Ries [of the Rolling Stones], Jazz Pianist and composer, Kevin Hays, and Tabla artist Abhiman Kaushal and more. “Goudarzi is a perfectionist who pays meticulous attention to details. She’s constantly experimenting in hopes of honoring the spirit and sense of the poetry she loves.” – Broadway World

Pianist Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz pianists of his generation. Many of his 15 recordings as leader have received critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as a “Coup de Coeur” from the Académie Charles Cros (France). A prolific sideman appearing on over 60 records, Kevin’s long list of notable musical associations include records with Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, and Al Foster. The New Day Trio is Hays’ latest project with bassist Rob Jost (Bjork, Tony Scherr) and drummer Greg Joseph (Steve Kuhn, Art Garfunkel). Sergio Krakowski has dedicated his whole life to the Pandeiro, also known as the Brazilian Tambourine. In twenty years of career Krakowski has shared the stage with countless acclaimed artists and has been involved in many musical projects. Krakowski joined Edmar Castañeda’s World Music Ensemble, created a duo project with Cyro Baptista which played at the legendary experimental music headquarter, The Stone, and joined the Choro Aventuroso, Anat Cohen’s Brazilian music band that performed in Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 54 Below, and the Umbria Winter Jazz Festival. Besides his musical career, Krakowski used his PhD in Computer Music to allow percussion instruments to create real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. This research turned into an electronic music project named “Talking Drums” that has been commissioned by the NY State Council of the Arts and presented in a myriad of stages such as The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, Drom – NYC, (Le) Poisson Rouge – NYC, Oi Futuro – Rio de Janeiro, and at the Museum of Moving Image – Queens – NYC, as part of the NY Electronic Art Festival 2015.

$15 Adults, $12 senior/student/military
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February 24, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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