YOUNGARTS TO PRESENT ALUMNI SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE
Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:00pm
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 in New York City
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), a non-profit organization that recognizes and supports the nation’s most talented budding professionals in the visual, literary, and performing arts, will present a Singer/Songwriter Showcase featuring original music from YoungArts alumni Grace Weber, Kate Davis, Elliott Skinner, Julia Easterlin, and Richard Saunders on Saturday, November 2. Curated by Weber this line-up includes some of the country’s greatest young singer/songwriters – all on the verge of international success.
Grace Weber (singer/songwriter, 2006 YoungArts Winner in Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) Grace’s music has been featured in Starbucks and on Oprah, and she recently opened for Ben Taylor on his national tour.
Kate Davis (singer/songwriter and bassist, 2009 YoungArts Winner in Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) Kate was recently named the 2013 “Rising Star” in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and was selected to attend the prestigious 2012 ASCAP Foundation Paul Cunningham writing workshop, where she emerged as the recipient of the Robert Allen award for her original song “Movie.”
Elliott Skinner (singer/songwriter and guitarist, 2013 YoungArts Winner in Voice) Elliott is a performer and composer of contemporary and jazz music with experience opening for and performing with names such as Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe, Kierra Sheard, and Keith Urban. He is a student at the Berklee College of Music and is in the process of producing his first EP, “Trees” with his band, The Muck and The Mire.
Julia Easterlin (singer/songwriter, 2008 YoungArts Winner in Voice) A budding songwriter Julia has performed at Lollapalooza and is creating big buzz with her use of loop pedals and percussive sounds.
Richard Saunders (singer/songwriter and pianist, 2008 YoungArts Winner in Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) Richard was the youngest of 12 semifinalists chosen to compete in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, and has performed as a featured soloist at the Kennedy Center, North Sea, and Monterey jazz festivals.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Show begins 7:00pm
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
196 Allen Street (between 1st Avenue & Stanton Street)
New York, New York 10002
F Train to 2nd Avenue
For more information visit http://rockwoodmusichall.com/ or call 212-477-4155
Rockwood Music Hall is a 21+ venue.
Photo ID is required.
To order tickets, select this link or call 800-594-TIXX (8499)
ABOUT THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION
The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones and Martin Scorsese. For more information about YoungArts, visit www.youngarts.org.