Street Scenes: Monika Herzig’s SHEroes
Wednesday, May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hill Center is proud to welcome Monika Herzig’s SHEroes as part of our Street Scenes concert series, focusing on new music composed by emerging DC jazz artists, curated by Burnett Thompson.
The jazz supergroup of the year is here! SHEroes, convened by pianist-composer Monika Herzig, is composed of 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.
“Each song is engaging, the playing accomplished and inspiring.” – JAZZIZ
Doors open at 6:30pm. Join us for a post-concert wine reception with the artist.