Vocalist Kristin Callahan and guitaristShawn Purcell will present songs from the Great American Song book. The program will include music from legendary composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Kristin has been singing and performing since she was 8 years old. She began studying jazz and piano in 2009 and has completed two jazz albums since then, “A New Love” and “One Magic Day.” Performing throughout the East Coast, Kristin has performed and recorded with several remarkable musicians such as Lee Pearson, Warren Wolf, Mike Pope, Allyn Johnson, Ameen Saleem, and many more. Kristin is currently composing her own original music and will debut one of her songs on her upcoming album. The album marks a different direction from previous albums, incorporating nontraditional rhythms and world instrumentation. Guitarist Shawn Purcell has likewise shared the stage with many of the world’s top jazz artists and toured the world (1996-2004) with the Airmen of Note. In 2013, he became guitarist with the U.S. Navy Band’s Commodores jazz ensemble based in Washington D.C. A number of jazz orchestras have commissioned him to write original works. He has taught at several universities in the eastern U.S and currently teaches at George Mason.
Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID