All Women International All-Star Group hits the stage at Nighttown!
Featuring: Monika Herzig-piano & leader, Jamie Baum-flute, Reut Regev-trombone, Leni Stern-guitar, Jennifer Vincent-acoustic bass, & Karina Colis-drums.
The jazz supergroup of the year is right here – SHEroes, convened by pianist-composer Monika Herzig for a second recording by distinguished improvising virtuosos who are all, not just incidentally, women. Monika's deft, always supportive pianism and her warm, joyous, practical sensibility marks every tune with SHEroes. As a Doctor of Music Education at Indiana University, she is a Senior Lecturer focusing on Arts Management in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She is the biographer of IU’s late Doctor David Baker (IU Press, 2011) and recently released “Experiencing Chick Corea” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2027). SHEroes also features an international cast of players: Reut Regev (Israel)- Trombone; Jennifer Vincent (USA/NYC)- Trumpet; Jamie Baum (NYC)- Flute; Leni Stern (Germany/NYC)- Electric Guitar; Rosa Avila (Mexico/NYC)- Drums with the occasional guests Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Lakecia Benjamin and Ada Rovatti (saxophones). Each member is a first call, in demand artist for multiple groups and a leader/composer/arranger in her own right.
"These are all incredible accomplished musicians, working hard and often sacrificing other opportunities, family time and resources to do as they do, to perform in this group," Herzig says of her colleagues. Monika Herzig’s SHEroes presents a model of empowerment for everyone.
“Female musicians now win competitions, lead bands large and small, and set new trends in improvised music. SHEroes is powerful!” Bob Blumenthal/ GRAMMY Winning Journalist.
“SHEROES is a brilliant project involving some of my favorite musicians, spearheaded by Monika Herzig. It is soulful and thoughtful. I especially love their take on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“– it captures the spirit of the group because there is no stopping great artists from making great music, as demonstrated on this stellar recording.” ~TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON
“Didn’t expect to hear this treatment of my own song. So nice to be able to honestly say I really really liked it!” ~VALERIE SIMPSON