An Homage to Edith Piaf – a Valentines Day Cabaret w/ vocalist Joëlle Morris and pianist Matthew Fogg
Friday, February 14
Bangor Arts Exchange – Ballroom
Doors: 7:30 pm / Music: 8:00 pm
$20 Seated – General Admission
*Online sales end at 5PM on 2/14. Tickets available at the door unless “Sold Out” announcement is made. Tickets at the door will be sold as capacity allows even after a sell out. **Limited capacity* Buying in advance is a good thing.
Recognized for her unpretentious charm and incredibly soulful, dynamic vocals, Joëlle Morris, along with jazz pianist Matt Fogg (recently featured on Rich Tozier’s “Friday Night Jazz” on NPR) manages to hit the very tricky balance of incorporating Edith Piaf’s greatest hits such as “La Vie en Rose”, “Hymne à l’amour” and “Non, je ne regrette rien” with fresh and exciting 21st century jazz overtones. Bringing a modern take on classic French chanson to delight audiences with a contagious “joie de vivre”. Sung both in French and in English.
Originally from Evian, France, Mezzo-Soprano Joëlle Morris has performed throughout Europe and the United States. She is admired for her versatility, from the concert stage to the operatic arena, in intimate jazz settings and French cabaret or simply sharing her gifts as a conductor, voice teacher, educator and coach.
Since relocating to Maine in 2011, Joëlle has appeared with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, the Mozart Mentor Orchestra and is regularly a featured artist at Colby College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, the Franco Center, Waterville Opera House, Nordica Auditorium, the Colby Jazz Faculty Ensemble, King’s Chapel in Boston, the Back Cove Festival and the Early Music Festival in Portland. Her appreciation of chamber music has led her to be the co-founding member of the Amethyst Chamber Ensemble and the Resinosa Ensemble which specializes in 21st century and commissioned works.
In addition to a busy concert schedule in New England and annual summer appearances in France, Joelle is a Lecturer and Director of Choir at Bates College and is on the music faculty at Colby College. She can be reached via her website at www.joellemorris.com
Matthew Fogg is a pianist, educator, club owner and promoter, father of three and husband who lives in Bath, Maine. He co-owns the Midcoast School of Music in Portland and Cadenza, a night club and live performance venue, located in Freeport, Maine. Additionally, Matt teaches jazz piano at Bowdoin College and is recognized as an Artist in Education Endorsee by Yamaha Piano of America.
Live music showcases at the Bangor Arts Exchange (BAE) features performing artists that you should know about. BAE is a collaborative project of the non-profit Launchpad and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.
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