Fri Apr 14
409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Limited in-person seats: $20/ $10 full-time students with valid ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Advance sales end 1 hr before showtime; tickets can be purchased at the door if any remain.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active for one week
Hannah Mayer, piano
Jett Lim, trombone
Charlie Reichert Powell, guitar
Aidan B. Taylor, bass
Koleby Royston, drums
Special guest Lorin Benedict, improvising vocalist
Lorin Benedict is an improvising vocalist (scat singer, essentially) who works in the areas of jazz and related music. He co-leads several small groups dedicated to playing highly structured music in a manifestly loose and playful way. This includes the duo Bleeding Vector, the trio The Holly Martins, and duo projects with drummer Sam Ospovat, vocalist Ron Heglin, and bass player Logan Kane. He has also, over the past two decades, appeared as a side-man in groups led by musicians such as saxophonists Howard Wiley and Sheldon Brown, among many others.
Hannah Mayer is a 19-year-old pianist and composer from the San Francisco Bay Area. In high school, she was a member of Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz and the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, and a YoungArts winner in jazz piano and jazz composition. Hannah enjoys musical theatre and in 2018 was the composer and music director for a 30-minute musical adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “All Summer in a Day.” She loves incorporating music from the Broadway repertoire into an improvisational context. Hannah has worked as an accompanist for the Diablo Ballet Company, and teaches private piano lessons to middle school students.
Jett Lim is a trombonist from the San Francisco Bay Area. During high school, he was part of the SFJAZZ high school all-stars and toured Europe and Asia with NYO Jazz, led by Sean Jones. Jett finds interest in many genres of music from jazz, hip hop, to J-pop, which led him to work with other electronic producers and the Soulful Symphony led by Darin Atwater.
Charlie Reichert Powell is a guitarist, producer, and composer based in Baltimore. He is embedded in the jazz and RnB scenes, explores free improvisation in various settings, and works regularly as a freelance session musician. As a producer, aside from his solo work, he works in collaboration with a wide variety of musicians, pivoting between pop, rap, alternative, J-pop, and more experimental work on top of freelance commercial work. He has written extensively for his own group and small-group jazz settings as well as writing acousmatic/ electroacoustic works and big band charts.
Aidan B. Taylor is a dual degree student majoring in Jazz Bass Performance and Recording Arts and Sound Engineering. He studies under Kris Funn and pianist Stephen Scott. He is a five-time Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award winner, a 2020 and 2021 YoungArts Winner for Jazz Bass, and was selected for the 2021 Florida All-State Jazz Band. Also in 2021, his small ensemble won the Downbeat Student Music High School Small Ensemble Award and a finalist in the National Jazz Festival. His Big Band won a spot as a finalist in the 26th Essentially Ellington Competition and Festival, and the 13th Annual Mingus Festival. Aidan was the 2020 Young Artist of the Year for the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook and was the bassist for the 2020 Jazz Band of America.
Koleby Royston is a 19-year old musician from Denver.who found his love for drumming at age 15 when he attended the Jazz House Kids Summer Workshop in Montclair, NJ. He has worked alongside notable musicians Sean Jones, Allison Miller, Mark Whitfield Jr., Tia Fuller, Mimi Jones, Josh Evans, Julius Tolentino, and others. Royston feels blessed to have had such opportunities, and hopes to continue improving his craft as a Black American Musician.