PHOENICIA— Awardwinning singer-songwriter Jean Rohe, accompanied by her band, will be appearing in Phoenicia, performing at a special matinee at Flying Cat Music venue the United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3:00 p.m. The fourpiece group will include Rohe’s long-time collaborator multiinstrumentalist Liam Robinson, known for his work on such Broadway shows as the Tonywinning Hadestown, bassist Mike Lavalle, and drummer Devin Collins.
Like Joni Mitchell, Rohe’s music can’t be categorized; she has performed in venues ranging from the legendary Manhattan jazz club Birdland to Havana’s Teatro Nacional to folk festivals. “Jean Rohe inhabits a space where jazz, folk, and world music meet,” according to John Schaefer, host of the WNYC radio program “Soundcheck.” Rohe’s music moves from traditional folk to Brazilian heat, from classical to jazz, with roots drawing deeply from and mixing sources as diverse as Celtic and Afro-Peruvian traditions. All the while, “Rohe’s lovely, expressive voice makes anything she sings stunning,” in the words of the Daily Freeman.
Jean Rohe’s many accomplishments include composing and performing the music for the 2004 feature film Noise, and in 2006 she won second prize in the voice competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Rohe, who earned a coveted MacDowell Fellowship, is perhaps best known for her much-covered 2012 video single, “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!,” performed with a choir and brass ensemble. Her awardwinning 2013 release Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show was hailed by Elmore Magazine as “enchanting” and “remarkable in so many ways [one] can think of no comparison.” Most recently, her album Sisterly, produced by Liam Robinson, won best Adult Contemporary album at the 2019 Independent Music Awards, with the song “Ashes to Ashes,” nominated for best Alternative Country Song.
Hearing Rohe, backed by guitar, accordion, keyboards, bass and drums, within the exquisite surroundings of the 19th century chapel in Phoenicia is sure to be a magical experience.
Advance tickets for the performance at 29 Church Street in Phoenicia are available until Noon the day of show at: https://flyingcatmusic.org/nextshow.
For more information on the 2019 Flying Cat Music season, check: https://flyingcatmusic.org/all-shows.