Sat, June 3, 2017
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2017-06-03 12:00 pm
LuluFest at Jones Auditorium, St. Edward's University
Ritenuto Foundation, Inc., in collaboration with the St. Edward’s University MusicDepartment, is proud to announce its first annual Austin women-led band Festival: LuluFest,to be held on June 3rd, 2017, in the newly renovated Jones Auditorium, situated in the Ragsdale Center, on the St. Ed’s campus.
The focus of this one-day event (concerts and workshops) will be women bandleaders — both seasoned and up-and-coming, who are making their music the focus of their lives. The evening concert line-up is outstanding: trumpet virtuoso Ingrid Jensen and Helen Sung (world-class pianist)will be coming from New York City. Guitarist Albanie Falletta (based in New Orleans), vocalist Susanna Sharpe, vocalist Suzi Stern, concluding with pianist Peggy Stern’s Estrella Salsa, a jam with all the players.
The workshops will focus on basic jazz improv skills, not only for students already into jazz, but also those who are classically trained and think they might enjoy improvisation. The workshops will be instrument specific: Piano (Helen Sung); Trumpet (Ingrid Jensen); Vocals (Suzi Stern); Drums (Masumi Jones). On Saturday June 3rd, the workshops will be held from 12-1:30 in the Carriage House (music building at St. Ed’s). From 2-3:30 a masterclass will be held in Jones Auditorium, the building adjacent.
The concerts begin at 5 PM:
5 PM: Albanie Falleta Trio, featuring Masumi Jones
6 PM: Susanna Sharpe Brazilian Quartet
7 PM: Ingrid Jensen Quartet
8 PM: Helen Sung Trio
9 PM: Estrella Salsa, featuring Suzi Stern, Joey Colarusso, Ingrid Jensen, Daniel Durham, Mike Longoria, and Peggy Stern
Jones Auditorium, St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave.