Join us for a concert:
Friday, August 28 at 7 pm
in the East Gallery
Language of the Road: Meditations on Nature, Repair and Reverie
Beyond Borders: music in the intersection between Latin American, jazz, contemporary and Jewish music. Original music by Sabrina Lastman, SoCorpo Ensemble, Meredith Monk, Egberto Gismonti and Astor Piazzolla, among others. This concert represents the many influences that Sabrina has received, while living in her home country Uruguay, in Israel, and in New York City. She will be playing with pianist Jamie Newman, and special guest Mo Trout on trumpet.
Sabrina Lastman - voice & songs
Jamie Newman - keyboard & electronic drum
Special guest: Mo Trout - trumpet
– SABRINA LASTMAN is a vocalist, songwriter and educator born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Drawing from jazz, Latin American and contemporary music, often integrating extended vocal techniques, Sabrina concentrates her work on contemporary jazz projects, and the creation of interdisciplinary performances combining voice, sound, electronics, movement, and visuals. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Classical Guitar Association of NY, Blues Alley Jazz, Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Roulette, Juilliard, Issue Project Room, La Mama, CUNY, Yale University, Harvard University, and NYU, among others. She has played with musicians such as Fernando Otero (Grammy Award Winner), Meredith Monk (Grammy Award Nominated), Bakithi Kumalo, Tali Roth, Pablo Aslan, Emilio Solla (Grammy Award Nominated), Pedro Giraudo, David Silliman, The M6, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Alexander Norris, and Meg Okura. Her album “The Folds of the Soul” was nominated by the Graffiti Award 2008 as one of the best jazz albums of the year. She was awarded grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) & New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Her last solo album The Candombe Jazz Sessions was released by ZOHO Music. She's the co-artistic director of “Vital Vox,” a vocal festival exploring the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres by vocal artists creating and performing their own original work. She has toured internationally playing in many musical and interdisciplinary projects from Tango to New Music. Sabrina graduated from The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance in Israel, Shenandoah University-CCM Vocal Institute/Somatic Voicework in Virginia, and The Feldenkrais Institute in NYC.
"Perennially eclectic and innovative."
–Alan Young, Lucid Culture.
“Telling a story in song does not require words. Of course, if you are a singer, you might then need an exceptional vocal instrument, imagination, and a willingness to walk on tightropes — all of which brings us to Uruguayan-born singer and composer Sabrina Lastman.”
–Fernando Gonzalez contributor to The International Review of Music, Jazz Times & The Miami Herald.
“It does not matter if it is an improvised wordless tale, a poetic interpretation sung in Spanish or Portuguese, or her thoughts put to music. It is always a vivid story, full of passionate dramatic nuances, elegance and charm...”
–Eyal Hareuveni. All About Jazz
– JAMIE NEWMAN lives in West Lafayette. He has degrees from Reed College and the Boston University School of Law. He is the accompanist for Purdue University's Dance Division. He also plays jazz piano and organ with various groups in and around Central Indiana, and as a soloist. He used to practice law. Those days are over.
– DR. MARION T. “MO” TROUT is an active clinician, adjudicator, trumpet soloist, and guest conductor for jazz bands, concert bands and orchestras throughout the United States. He has conducted numerous All-District, Region and Area jazz bands as well as All-State Jazz Bands in Oklahoma and Indiana. In his fourteenth year as director of the jazz program at Purdue University, Dr. Trout directs the Purdue Jazz Band, the American Music Repertory Ensemble, the Jazz Lab Band, and the Concert Jazz Band. He also teaches a Jazz Theory Workshop and Jazz History. Under his direction the Purdue Jazz Band has collaborated with numerous jazz artists including Bill Watrous, Bob Mintzer, the New York Voices, Tom Harrell, Allen Vizzutti, Eddie Daniels and Eric Marienthal to name only a few. Dr. Trout’s Purdue bands have toured throughout the US and Europe and performed at such prestigious venues as the University of North Texas Jazz Festival, the Notre Dame Jazz Festival, the Elmhurst Collegiate Jazz Festival garnering numerous band and soloist awards. In two European tours the band has performed at the Montreux, Alpine and North Sea International Jazz Festivals and hosted a study abroad tour to Italy in 2008 and will host another to Eastern Europe in May 2011. Dr. Trout received his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University and both his Master of Music Education degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree (Trumpet Performance) from the University of North Texas.