An Evening of Song
Matthew George and his All-star Band
featuring vocalists Shalanda Hansboro, Dana Rayne, Liz Fixsen
Matthew George, keys
Mike Graham, bass
Rashon Savage, drums
Rachel Winder, alto and flute
Matthew George is a multi-instrumentalist who grew up in many different states and came to Baltimore by way of Spain, where he lived for six years while studying the flamenco guitar with Luis Dávila Oria and Manuel Montero. Prior to that, he had been lead cellist for the Oakland Civic Orchestra under the direction of Martha Stoddard and was earlier co-principal cellist for the Connecticut College Symphony under the direction of Michael Adelson, now serving as staff conductor for the New York Philharmonic. Growing up, he studied classical piano at Pacific Lutheran University with Professor Richard Farner and bass with Hawaiian Symphony Orchestra bassist Vladimir Zybiriovski. Since moving to Baltimore, Matt has been studying under the guidance of local legends such as Jeff Reed, Aaron Hill, and Charlie Higgs; accompanying various musicals ensembles and theatrical productions; directing a gospel choir from the Hammond organ on Sundays; and rocking the 'boards with the Bachelor Boys wedding band on summer nights.
Shalanda Hansboro is a powerful and inspiring performing artist whose musical specialties range from Gospel to Opera. She began at the Baltimore School of Arts and went on to study at Julliard and the Curtis Institute of Music. She tours Baltimore as music minister to a variety of churches, as well as singing R&B and jazz at local concert venues.
Baltimore-based musician, vocalist, composer, and educator Dana Rayne is from PG county Maryland. By day, she is a free-spirited, Soul and R&B singer, and teaches music and vocal technique as a means of achieving social justice, literacy, and emotional health. Dana's passion comes from helping students learn to improve and appreciate their individual gifts and talents. By night, she is Lauryn, India, Erykah, Bille, Ella, and Stevie; singing stories of dreams, hope, joy, and unrequited love to appreciative audiences in the DMV area. She holds a Bachelor's degree in vocal music from Morgan State University..
Liz Fixsen is a dedicated jazz artist and appreciator. Both a vocalist and pianist, she leads jazz consortia in local venues around the city. She is a biographer and writer for the Baltimore Jazz Alliance newsletter and takes a personal interest in the vivacity of the music scene in Baltimore. A multi-linguist, she specializes in the sultry melodies of Brazilian samba and latin jazz.
Tickets: $10 in advance/$13 at door/$5 full-time students with ID