Sat Apr 20

Taylor Eigsti and Rebecca Kleinmann

Sat, April 20
7PM / $25 - $35 | $2.55 - $3.03 Fees
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The Durham Jazz Workshop / Sharp 9 Gallery

4608 Industry Lane, Suite L
Durham, NC 27713

Taylor Eigsti and Rebecca Kleinmann

This exciting, dynamically artistic duo features flutist and singer Rebecca Kleinmann with GRAMMY® winning pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti. Kleinmann performed on Eigsti's project "Imagine our Future" in California in 2022 and recorded on his latest album (release date: March 7th 2024). Upon completion of the recording session, Taylor commented that Rebecca "brought the music to life." The duo explores new arrangements of originals and classics. 

Taylor Eigsti started playing piano at age four. Growing up in Menlo Park, CA, Eigsti was quickly labeled a prodigy, and has since released 8 albums as a bandleader, in addition to appearing on over 70 albums as a sideman. Eigsti won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for his album “Tree Falls” in 2022 and has been featured on several other GRAMMY® nominated albums and soundtracks. 

Over the past 30+ years, Eigsti has had the good fortune of performing, touring or recording with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Chris Botti, Joshua Redman, Sting, John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, Chick Corea, Joshua Bell, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Ben Wendel, Christian McBride, Julian Lage, Marian McPartland, Stefon Harris, McCoy Tyner and Dianne Reeves, among many others.

In addition to touring with his trio, quartet and larger ensembles, Eigsti is a regular member of Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective band featuring the Turtle Island Quartet, and frequently tours in a duo context with Rolling Stones’ long-time vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer. He performs at many premiere venues throughout the world, including the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and top festivals including Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. 

Flutist, vocalist and educator Rebecca Kleinmann grew up in Charlotte and studied music at Indiana University with her beloved mentor, the late David Baker. She based herself in California for the following twenty years, frequently touring. International performances have included the San Jose Jazz Festival, SF Jazz, SESC São Paulo, and the Melbourne Women in Jazz Festival. Rebecca has recorded or performed with greats including Hermeto Pascoal, Toninho Horta, Airto Moreira, Vanessa Moreno and Mararca.

Seeking to inform her sound with rich musical surroundings, Rebecca travels annually to Brazil, and studied in Spain, Ireland and Ghana. Pianist Benny Green made special note of her unique pursuit of artistic growth, explaining that “Rebecca is masterful and selfless in her ability and inclination of melding her sound with her environment.”

Rebecca moved from Oakland to Durham in 2022 and quickly ignited her East Coast musical career.  She performed her “Durham Debut” concert to a sold-out audience at Sharp 9. From here she continued to develop her Quintet and Sextet, consistently filling top venues. Rebecca also co-founded Brazilian Choro group "Noites Carolinas," joined the NC Brazilian Arts Project, Também, Beverly Botsford's group, and a local flamenco ensemble. She continues to keep musical projects alive in California including Forró and Choro ensembles and her Venezuelan inspired project 

As an educator, Kleinmann is now the director of UNC Chapel Hill's Charanga Carolina, teaches children at the Durham Arts Council, leads middle-school choir at Durham's Central Park School for Children, runs a private studio and accompanies at Duke University's Dance Department. 

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Sat, April 20

7PM / $25 - $35 | $2.55 - $3.03 Fees
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