Home » Search Center » Results: Lara Downes

Results for "Lara Downes"

Advanced search options

Results for pages tagged "Lara Downes"...

Musician

Lara Downes

Born:

Lara Downes has garnered wide acclaim as one of the most exciting and communicative pianists of today's generation, lauded by NPR as "a delightful artist with a unique blend of musicianship and showmanship" and praised by the Washington Post for her stunning performances "rendered with drama and nuance". Lara’s innovative explorations of the piano repertoire - from iconic favorites to newly commissioned works - bridge musical genres, traditions and audiences. Born in San Francisco of Caribbean and Russian heritage, Downes began piano lessons at age 4, and later spent a decade studying and performing with her sisters in Europe, in what she calls a “gypsy-like existence” that took the family from Paris to Venice, Vienna, Basel and Rome. Since making early debuts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall London, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Salle Gaveau Paris, Lara has appeared on the world’s greatest concert stages, winning over audiences at diverse venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Le Poisson Rouge, the Kennedy Center to Classical Revolution. Downes’ solo recordings have met with tremendous critical and popular acclaim

2

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Diggin' Me Diggin' You - Celebrating Blossom Dearie's Centennial, Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey & More

Read "Diggin' Me Diggin' You - Celebrating Blossom Dearie's Centennial, Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast concludes Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from Jacqui Naylor, Amina Figarova, Irina Zubareva and Gabrielle Stravelli, with birthday shoutouts to Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey, Blossom Dearie (100!), Kendra Shank and Lara Downes, among others. Happy listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so ...

4

Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Yelena Eckemoff, Arturo O'Farrill, Lauren Henderson, Melissa Pipe, Cecilia Smith & More

Read "New Music From Yelena Eckemoff, Arturo O'Farrill, Lauren Henderson, Melissa Pipe, Cecilia Smith & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from pianists Yelena Eckemoff, Arturo O'Farrill, vibraphonist Cecilia Smith, vocalist Lauren Henderson, saxophonist Melissa Pipe and a special song cycle by lyricist David Hajdu featuring Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja and Dan Tepfer, plus birthday shoutouts to Roxy Coss, Wendy Kirkland, Judy Wexler, Rosa Passos, Kendra Shank and Lara Downes, among others. ...

Album

American Ballads

Label: Postcards
Released: 2022
Track listing: Excursions, Opus 20: I Un Poco allegro; Excursions, Opus 20: II In slow blues tempo; Excursions, Opus 20: III Allegretto; Excursions, Opus 20: IV Allegro molto; Four Piano Blue: I Freely Poetic; Four Piano Blue: II Soft and Languid; Four Piano Blue: III Muted and Sensuous; Four Piano Blue: IV With Bounce; On Gossamer Wings (World Premiere); American Ballads: I Streets of Laredo; American Ballads: II Wayfaring Stranger; American Ballads: III The Bird; American Ballads: IV Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair; American Ballads: V Cod Liver Ile; North American Ballads: III Down by the Riverside; 2nd Piano Sonata: “Concord, Mass. 1840-1860”: III The Alcotts; Suite from The Plow That Broke the Plains: I Prelude; Suite from The Plow That Broke the Plains: II Cowboy Songs; Suite from The Plow That Broke the Plains: III Blues; Suite from The Plow That Broke the Plains: Finale; American Nocturne.

Album

Invitation to the Dance

Label: Postcards
Released: 2022
Track listing: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Invitation to the Dance; Danzas Argentinas: Danza del Viejo Boyero; Danzas Argentinas: Danza de la Moza Donosa; Danzas Argentinas: Danza del Gaucho Matrero; La Valse; Bolero, Op.19; Souvenirs, Op. 28: Waltz; Souvenirs, Op. 28: Schottische; Souvenirs, Op. 28: Pas de Deux; Souvenirs, Op. 28: Two-Step; Souvenirs, Op. 28: Hesitation-Tango; Souvenirs, Op. 28: Galop.

3

Article: Bailey's Bundles

August 2022: Higher Ground

Read "August 2022: Higher Ground" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


DO'A Higher Grounds Outside In Music 2022 Polymath composer, guitarist and pianist, DO'A, possesses an embarrassment of talent equal only to the smoky and concealed mystery surrounding her and her provocative moniker. Her voice is deeply alto: dusky, rich, and indulgent, like dark chocolate, full of crepuscular secrets and seductive ...

3

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Songs of Spring and More New Releases for April

Read "Songs of Spring and More New Releases for April" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from from Callum Au & Claire Martin, Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini with a special single of Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most from Sarah Moule and Simon Wallace in honor of the centennial of T.S. Eliot's poem The Wasteland, which was the song's inspiration, plus birthday shoutouts to ...

Album

Reflections: Scott Joplin Reconsidered

Label: Rising Sun Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Prelude from Treemonisha; Weeping Willow; Peacherine Rag; Maple Leaf Rag; The Chrysanthemum; Bethena; The Entertainer; Reflection Rag; Magnetic Rag; A Picture of Her Face; Euphonic Sounds; Solace; Heliotrope Bouquet; Eugenia; Elite Syncopations; Swipesy; A Real Slow Drag

2

Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Ella Fitzgerald

Read "New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Ella Fitzgerald" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features new releases from saxophonist Berta Moreno, bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb, guitarist George Gilliam and pianist/vocalist Lauren Lee with birthday shoutouts to Ella Fitzgerald, Roxy Coss, Charles Mingus, Alan Broadbent, Lara Downes and Kendra Shank, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of ...

3

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Juno Nominees, New Releases Plus Birthday Shout-outs For Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland And More As Womens History Month Continues

Read "Juno Nominees, New Releases Plus Birthday Shout-outs For Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland And More As Womens History Month Continues" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features Juno nominees, new releases from vocalists Sarah Moule, Sarah Jerrom, Janis Siegel and guitarist David Howard plus birthday shoutouts to Elis Regina, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland, Michele Rosewoman, and Deanna Witkowski, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Justin Time Records
Polls & Surveys
Vote for your favorite musicians and participate in our brief surveys.
Publisher's Desk
Musician Tip: Your Thumbnail Photo
Read on...

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.