Only 20 seats are released to the general public, one-month prior to each show - an amazingly intimate space, showcasing talent like no other in the area - be sure save your seats by calling: 609.483.5000
MANDEE K. HAMMERSTEIN
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
THE ART OF SOUND ANNOUNCES
TALENT FOR REMAINDER OF UNPLUGGED LIVE SALON SERIES
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ (3/13/18) – Coming off a waitlist from a most successful launch of their Unplugged series, premiering with international singer and songwriter Frank Bell on March 8th, The Art of Sound is delighted to announce the artistic contributors for the remainder of the series, now through June:
APRIL 11TH, 7PM:
SARAH VAUGHAN LIVE JAZZ TRIBUTE EVENING WITH JAZZ VOCALIST, JOANNA PASCALE & ACCOMPANIMENT
MAY 10TH, 7PM:
POETRY READINGS & POTIONS WITH AUTHOR, ACTRESS & POET LAUREATE, HAYDEN SAUNIER & GUEST AUTHOR & POET, GRANT CLAUSER
JUNE 7TH, 7PM:
DAVE BRUBECK LIVE TRIBUTE EVENING WITH ERIC MINTEL’S JAZZ TRIO
Becoming known as one of Lambertville’s most intimate, underground arts & cultural supporter, The Art of Sound’s Unplugged salon series has been specifically designed to honor and showcase the live entertainment experience while bringing clients and community together, amongst their 4,000-square foot, state-of-the-art, hi-fi audio-tech studio. During her opening speech on March 9th, host of the series and owner of The Art of Sound, Patricia Giro stated: “We created this series because we genuinely wanted to show appreciation for our clientele through a celebration of artists who dedicate themselves to making our world a more beautiful place… and all the while, bring the community together!”
After initial seating is secured for the Art of Sound’s client list, only 20 seats are released to the general-public one-month prior to each performance, ensuring an intimate performance experience for both artist and audience. Reservations can be made by calling the Art of Sound studio at 609.483.5000. The Art of Sound is located at 201 South Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.
ABOUT THE ARTIST JOANNA PASCALE: Whether referring to the lesser-known repertoire to which she’s drawn or to the singer herself, nurtured in the concrete jungle of her native Philadelphia, Wildflower is the ideal title for Pascale’s captivating new album. Supported by an excellent band led by the session’s producer, pianist Orrin Evans, and a host of special guests including Christian McBride, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gregoire Maret, Bilal, and Cyrus Chestnut, Pascale finally comes into full bloom, a wildflower whose beauty is emerging into the sunlight.
The recording of Wildflower coincided with the end of Pascale’s decade-long engagement at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which allowed her to hone her voice, style, and vast repertoire. But leaving that long-running gig also provided a newfound freedom to follow a more personal path, which she embraces on her fourth album. Each song on Wildflower is one with which Pascale feels a deep emotional connection, which shines through in the passionate feeling she conveys to the listener. “If I don’t connect with a lyric, I can’t sing the song,” she says. “I love to dig into the words and find all the different shades, the stories within the story, and then try to interpret that.” Visit JoannaPascale.com to learn more.
ABOUT HAYDEN SAUNIER: Hayden Saunier is a poet, actor and teaching artist living in the Philadelphia area. Her acting resume includes film and television appearances in The Sixth Sense, Philadelphia Diary, House of Cards, Hack and Do No Harm and numerous roles at regional theatres such as the Guthrie, Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Interact Theatre and People’s Light and Theatre Company.
She has published four collections of poetry and her work has been awarded the 2013 Gell Poetry Prize, 2011 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, the 2011 Rattle Poetry Prize, the Robert Fraser Award and has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize. Hayden is a Bucks County, Pennsylvania Poet Laureate. More about Hayden at HaydenSaunier.com
ABOUT GRANT CLAUSER: Grant Clauser is the author of four poetry books: Reckless Constellations (winner of the 2016 Cider Press Review Book Award), The Magician's Handbook (PS Books), Necessary Myths (Broadkill River Press, winner of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize) and The Trouble with Rivers (Foothills Publishing). Poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Seattle Review, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry and others. In 2010 he was the Montgomery County Poet Laureate, selected by Robert Bly. He also writes about electronics for the New York Times website Wirecutter, teaches in the Rosemont College Writers' Studio, reads poetry and craft essay submissions for Cleaver Magazine and chases trout with a stick. Grant’s blog is uniambic.com
ABOUT ERIC MINTEL: Eric Mintel has played the piano all his life. Career highlights include two performances by invitation at the White House, several concerts at the Kennedy Center and a special concert at the United Nations. Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s award-winning program Piano Jazz on NPR and his music is regularly played on XM and Sirius radio. Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has said “As long the music attracts dedicated, young musicians like Eric Mintel, Jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom”. Eric Mintel continues to thrill audiences of all ages and continues to connect with people from all over the world. Discover more about Eric Mintel at EricMintelQuartet.com
ABOUT THE ART OF SOUND: Proud supporters and advancers of the arts and professionally considered designers of sound, The Art of Sound, LLC offers expert technology, utmost personal, customer service and a state-of-the-art showroom located in Lambertville, NJ. The Art of Sound caters to serious music lovers, both residential and commercial, proudly curating the ultimate, in-concert experience for music aficionados. The Art of Sound specializes in Audio-Visual Design, creating Whole House Audio, Two-Channel Audio, & Multi-Channel Home Theater Environments, as well as Wi-Fi Solutions. Never-before has sound been more advanced and stylish. To find out more, visit: TheArtofSoundLLC.com
*Photo Credits: "Contributed"