Swinging new music

New Standards, hosted by Naomi Moon Siegel & Carmen Staaf

Tuesday, July 25

7:30 p.m.

Campbell Recital Hall

SJW MEMBER: $39 | Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $10

NON-MEMBER: $47 | Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $18

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Naomi Moon Siegel, trombone
Carmen Staaf, piano
Anisha Rush, alto saxophone
Kristen Strom, tenor saxophone
Terrence Brewer, guitar
Hannah Marks, bass
Sylvia Cuenca, drums

Special Guests:
Michael Rodriguez, trumpet
Anat Cohen, clarinet

About Naomi Moon Siegel, Carmen Staaf, and New Standards

“[New Standards] is a much needed ‘flashlight’ and ‘earphone’ into a treasure trove of composers, who open doors and elevate our spirits, so as to perceive authentic truth and value as we go forward, confirming our ultimate mission as human beings!”—Wayne Shorter

When drummer Terri Lynn Carrington asked two of her students at the Berkelee College of Music to find some lead sheets of jazz tunes by women composers, they came back and said they couldn’t find any. This inspired Carrington to compile over 100 compositions by women into a collection called New Standards, and to record an album of the same name which won the Grammy for Best Instrumental Album this year. 

Among the many composers represented in New Standards are many current and former SJW faculty artists, including Melissa Aldana, Geri Allen, Sheryl Bailey, Regina Carter, Anat Cohen, Caroline Davis, Eliane Elias, Mimi Fox, Tia Fuller, Hiromi, Ingrid Jensen, Myra Melford, Allison Miller, Linda May Han Oh, Gretchen Parlato, Dianne Reeves, Patrice Rushen, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Luciana Souza, esperanza spalding, and Carmen Staaf.

Trombonist Naomi Moon Siegel and pianist Carmen Staaf host this thrilling performance of the vibrant jazz music of women composers, featuring SJW faculty artists.