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Matthew Sheens CD Release: American Counterpoint, at Cornelia St. Café (Early and Late Performances)
Tuesday June 26, 2018, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10
Matthew Sheens, piano; Sam Zerna, bass; Kenneth Salters, drums; special guests, vocals.
Written between the summer of 2016 – 2017, this is an ‘American Counterpoint’ extended piece that reflects on events during that time period, when larger numbers of bigoted and sometimes dangerous people found their voice, empowered largely, from the 2016 Presidential election.
Originally written for String Quartet and Rhythm section, this is an adaptation for voices, bass, drums and piano.
Listed as one of Fred Hersch’s “pianists you should know”, and described as “an outstanding pianist, stoked full of creative ideas and limitless technique….totally innovative and luminous” by the Australian, Sheens is a prolific composer and Australian pianist based in NYC.
Performances at 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM.