The Boston Court Performing Arts Center, in Pasadena, will present Joanna Wallfisch: A Musical Portrait this Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8:00 p.m. The concert will explore two extraordinary musical journeys – her multimedia musical memoir, The Great Song Cycle Song Cycle, is paired with her latest release, Blood and Bone, for an intimate concert with this genre-blending singer and composer.
At the start of this month Joanna Wallfisch released her highly-anticipated fourth album Blood & Bone. Her most adventurous and transparent album to date, Wallfisch shares an intimate journey from heartbreak to healing over the course of fourteen original compositions that tell an inspiring and affecting story of love and adventure. Blood & Bone presents Wallfisch more at home musically than she has ever been with her genre-blending jazz, classical and folk influences giving way to a lush new sound that is uniquely her own. Wallfisch’s vocals and ukulele are complemented by a stellar band featuring pianist Jesse Elder, bassist Pablo Menares, guitarist Elias Meister, drummer Kenneth Salters, banjoist Jared Engel, trumpeter Wayne Tucker and also The Solar String Quartet.
Wallfisch was born in London and is currently an LA/NYC based vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who has emerged as a unique voice in the singer-songwriter world. With a classical and jazz infused background, her music combines post-folk and art-song with a poetic lyricism. She is a master in the art of live vocal looping and creates beguiling vocal soundscapes to accompany her songs.
The Boston Court Performing Arts Center is located at 70 N. Mentor Ave, in Pasadena 91107. Tickets for this show start at $30, with student and senior discounts available. For information and to purchase tickets see BostonCourt.com or call (626) 683-6801.
Photo: Joanna Wallfisch / courtesy of the artist
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