Billy Childs' Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Featuring Becca Stevens, Alicia Olatuja and the Parker Quartet
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Billy Childs' Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Featuring Becca Stevens,
Alicia Olatuja and the Parker Quartet
Friday, January 22, 2016
Sanders Theatre, 8pm

 
 
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  When jazz pianist and Guggenheim Fellowship
recipient Billy Childs was 11 years old, his older sister introduced him to the work of singer-songwriter, Laura Nyro (1947-1997).
 
 
Her blend of Broadway inspired melodies, jazz improvisation and socially conscious lyrics stayed with him, and in 2014 Childs released his two Grammy Award winning tribute, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro.
 
 
Joined by vocalists Becca Stevens and Alicia Olatuja, the Parker Quartet and an extended ensemble including saxophone, harp and guitar, Childs brings us an evening of Nyro’s songs made famous by other artists including Barbra Streisand, The 5th Dimension, Patti LaBelle, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
 
   
 
 
 
“As a pianist, [Billy Childs] posesses the improvisatory skills and powerful sense of swing one associates with world-class artists.”
 
  —The Los Angeles Times  
   
 
 
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  Artist Websites  
 

www.billychilds.com
www.beccastevens.com
www.aliciaolatuja.com
www.parkerquartet.com

 
     
 
 
 
     
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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