Becca Stevens Band, Upstate (Martin, Klein, Grenadier)

26
/ Apr
Sunday
2015

Becca Stevens Band, Upstate (Martin, Klein, Grenadier)

Venue
Front Room
Time
06:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Price
$10.00 // $15.00

Output Agency Ltd. presents

Becca Stevens Band + UPSTATE (Rebecca Martin/Larry Grenadier/Guillermo Klein)

$10adv // $15 dos || 18+ || 6PM DOORS // 7PM SHOW

Advance tickets also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records & Gallery // Woodstock Music Shop

 


Becca Stevens Band

At times resembling a more folk-tinged St. Vincent, Stevens offers richly twisted originals alongside covers of Frank Ocean, Usher and Steve Winwood. -LA Times

Becca Stevens Band expands and blurs the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing.

Perfect Animal (out 4/7 on Universal Music Classics) marks a quantum musical leap for the North Carolina-bred, New York-based artist. It boasts her most personally-charged songwriting and her most urgent, impassioned singing to date, along with vivid, adventurous arrangements that show off her fiercely expressive guitar work as well as the talents of her longstanding band: keyboardist/accordionist Liam Robinson and bassist Chris Tordini, both of whom Stevens has worked with since 2005, and drummer/percussionist Jordan Perlson, who joined three years later.

 



Upstate (Rebecca Martin // Guillermo Klein // Larry Grenadier)

A composer doesn’t necessarily mean a songwriter, especially in jazz. Guillermo Klein, originally from Argentina, who has written brilliantly for his jazz groups in New York and Barcelona since the mid-’90s, never made a distinction. He creates pieces full of tricky counterpoint and canon, but he also writes emotionally direct, harmonically complex, circular songs to be sung by himself and others, including Liliana Herrero and Luciana Souza.

Not long ago, Mr. Klein moved back to the New York area and started collaborating with the singer Rebecca Martin and the bassist Larry Grenadier, who are husband and wife. The idea was to put lyrics to Mr. Klein’s compositions, but the repertory expanded to include other composers’ work, too. –NY Times