Kendra Shank w/ Art Lande
Kendra Shank – vocals
Art Lande – piano
Tim Wendel – guitar
New York-based vocalist Kendra Shank returns to Dazzle for the first time since 2008 for a long-awaited collaboration with Grammy-nominated Boulder pianist Art Lande, joined by guitarist Tim Wendel. The trio’s in-the-moment conversational interplay will draw from a broad range of material: re-imagined standards, originals, open improvisations, a folk song, and compositions by Abbey Lincoln, Fred Hersch and other modern composers. Kendra and Art have known each other for many years and their brief musical encounters in New York gave them the desire for this deeper collaboration at Dazzle. Art and Tim are frequent collaborators and Kendra, whom The New Yorker describes as “imaginative and daring” thrives on the freshness of new musical connections. “A wide open, mind-bending celebration of the human spirit.” –Toledo Blade
Kendra Shank’s crystal-pure tone, powerful musicianship and elastic phrasing have won her rave critical notices and fans internationally. Hailed by The New York Times as a “superbly skilled vocalist” and an artist of “effervescence, depth,” and “integrity” (Nate Chinen), she headlines at top venues across the U.S. and abroad, captivating audiences with her genuine warmth and musicality. Shank combines jazz originals, standards, world music, French songs, folk/pop tunes, and open improvisation in an adventurous, genre-bending style that inspired Gary Giddins to call her “one of New York’s most original performers.”
Grammy-nominated Art Lande is an internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Mark Isham, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek and many others.