New York, New York – 05/23/11 – Cornelia Street Cafe

Monday, May 23, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
29 Cornelia St
New York, New York 10014
Other Info
a VERY Special Happening and I'm so honored to be part of this Series! Please come down and check out TWO sets of music with TWO different Groups

1st Set - 8:30PM
Fay Victor-voice
Michael Attias -alto & baritone saxophones
Anders Nilsson - acoustic guitar
Jose Davila - tuba

a group performing modern jazz repertory with particular emphasis on the compositions of pianists' Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk, with most of the lyrics penned by Fay Victor. The special instrumentation of this group (tuba, acoustic guitar, alto & baritone sax) has a special sound that is chamberesque with Dixieland tinges and free improvisation in the mix. The Jazz Vault Project has appeared at The Stone, Rose Live Music, Cornelia Street Cafe and the 55BAR.

2nd Set-9:30PM
Fay Victor - voice, compositions
Anders Nilsson - electric guitar, effects
Ken Filiano - double bass, effects
Michael TA Thompson - drums, percussion

Started in 2005, The Fay Victor Ensemble(FVE) is a voice-guitar-bass-drum unit that performs original material written for the group by Fay Victor and Jochem van Dijk. The music is a sly combination of jazz, rock, free improvisation and modern classical music.The Ensemble’s first recording entitled Cartwheels through the Cosmos, was an ambitious and adventurous project that overstepped and redefined the boundaries of what jazz singing is. It combined the thoughtfulness of observant lyric-writing, the excitement of improvising, and the structure of solid composing, captivating the listener with cinematic, story-driven pieces. Starting out with the song as the focal point for improvisational excursions, moving now toward suite-like shapes where blurred lines distinguish song forms, free improvisation and musical genres – where melodies pop up and go away again, maybe to return. Maybe not.

2009 saw the sophomore release of the FVE , The FreeSong Suite, incorporating these elements with longer forms. The album went on to receive incredible critical acclaim including Best-of-Year Kudos from The Jazz Session, All About Jazz-NY and a 4th place slot in the prestigious Village Voice Jazz Critic’s Poll for Best Jazz Vocal Record of 2009, the only all original vocal project to do so.

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