Harlem Jazz Series – Fay Victor
December 21, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm
In command, infectious, energetic and strong, Fay Victor hypnotizes audiences, whether she sings a blues, sculpts a free piece, or reinvents a Herbie Nichols tune. Running the full gamut of human emotion in an original mix of traditional song forms and free improvisation – “FreeSong” – is Victor’s trademark approach to improvised vocal music. The trademark not only applies to Victor’s own groups and original music but also to esteemed ensembles and bandleaders that feature her unique vocal abilities. In fact, the ensembles where Victor is featured rarely, if ever, have vocalists in them. In addition to working on the Fay Victor Ensemble’s new release, Victor is also developing a project of the iconic pianist Herbie Nichols, and has a monthly residency at the 55 Bar in the West Village. With her active groups or as a featured guest, Victor performs extensively around New York City and internationally, and has collaborated with an extensive list of notable musicians.
Featuring: Fay Victor – voice, Sam Newsome – soprano saxophone, Aruan Ortiz – piano, and Ken Filano – double bass
First set: 7pm – 7:45pm; 15 min break; Second set: 8pm – 8:45pm
Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street
New York NY 10027 US