Catskill Jazz Factory and Fisher Center Present
The Golden Age of Song
Classical, Jazz & Soul: “An ambassador for classical and gospel music… His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” —Wynton Marsalis on Damien Sneed
A Musical Offering
Led by Damien Sneed
The Golden Age of Song is the second performance of Catskill Jazz Factory’s three-concert winter series, Classical, Jazz, and Soul: A Musical Offering. Tracing the American vocal tradition from 1860 to today, the series is led by prodigious multi-genre pianist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and educator Damien Sneed.
The post-war era of swing, bebop and rock n’ roll come alive in this revitalized retrospective featuring the works of Nat King Cole, Mel Torme and Chet Baker. Sneed pays tribute to this much-loved and timeless era of jazz with an ensemble joined by special guest multiple Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Keyon Harrold (Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill), an eclectic artist who has been featured on nearly 100 albums. Harrold recently starred as the trumpet sound of Miles Davis for the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of the 2016 biopic Miles Ahead.
The Classical, Jazz and Soul series is commissioned by Catskill Jazz Factory.
Special guests subject to change.