Recording of their performance on 6/2/21
Simone baron, piano & accordion
Gina Benalcazar, trombone
Jordyn Davis, bass
Francesca Remigi, drums
Patrick Score, trumpet
The pianist-accordionist-composer Simone Baron will lead an all-star quartet in a concert of original creative music that draws freely and spontaneously from languages of jazz, avant-garde polyhedric compositions, film scores, and anything in between.
A “bandleader of impressive agility... a blossoming talent and inventive composer on the rise” (Downbeat Magazine), Simone Baron’s genre-fluid work is rooted in exploring the creative process. Steeped in her Judeo-Roman roots, she has performed across Europe, Israel and the Americas. She has held residencies at the Banff Centre, the Hambidge Center, Dee Dee Bridgewater's Woodshed Network, NextLOOK (UMD), Avaloch Farm, Spectrum Toronto and won grants from DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council and Chamber Music America. In 2016 she founded Arco Belo, a genre-fluid chamber jazz ensemble she composes, arranges for and leads, and has recently released a critically acclaimed debut album, The Space Between Disguises. Committed to building a more inclusive musical community, she serves as the curation director for the Boulanger Initiative, a DC-based non-profit advocacy group that fights gender discrimination in concert programming. simonebaron.bandcamp.com
Streaming cost is $10
Donations are welcomed.