Charmaine Michelle, trumpet
Biggi Vinkeloe, alto
Amy K Bormet, piano
Cyndy Elliot, bass
Sherrita Harris, drums
Charmaine Michelle walks in the tradition of Miles Davis while bringing her own style of cool jazz to the band stand. Raised in Northern Virginia, she studied jazz at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory, as a recipient of the Noble Levi Jolly Sr. Jazz Scholarship. She has played with the Dale Corn Big Band, The Go Go Symphony, Grammy Award nominated Vocalist Carolyn Malachi, New World Outreach Jazz Orchestra, Artists against War, Shannon Gunn and the Bullets, The Fruition Experience, Musicians of Mercy and recently released her own EP “Love Takes Time” which is now playing on radio stations.
Amy K. Bormet is an in-demand pianist, vocalist, and composer. The quintet from her debut album, Striking, was featured as part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. As an advocate for women in music, Amy created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival in 2011 and continues to serve as executive director. She is an alumna of the Kennedy Center’s residency program for composer/performers, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, the inaugural Mary Lou Williams Emerging Artist Workshop, and the Jazz Composer’s Orchestral Institute (American Composer’s Orchestra). She received her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies/Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Ellen Rowe and Geri Allen, and her master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Howard University.
Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID