Honoring Vocalist Nadine LaFond Women's History Month at Clements

Celebrate Women’s History Month when Jazz973 Presents Nadine LaFond at Clements Place Jazz

It’s Women’s History Month and what better way for your local live music ambassador to celebrate than to celebrate strong leading “Women In Jazz”. This month a series of Women Bandleaders take over my Jazz973@Clements Place Jazz Live Music Series held this month at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies. Rutgers IJS Clements Place is managed by the Executive Director of the Jazz Institute Wayne Winborne who has turned this live music venue dedicated to noted Newark historian Clement Price into one very in-demand, special jazz listening venue right in the heart of Newark NJ.

While there are many events run out of this venue, the Jazz973live music series is run by your local producer, promoter Gregory Burrus, yup that’s me. This month I’m honoring a number of what I call large and in charge, women making a difference on the Performing Arts scene all over Essex County and beyond.

This first week of March we are showcasing the intriguing Vocalist Songwriter Nadine LaFond.

Nadine Lafond lighting up the crowd at Newark Express in Newark Hahne Build 2017.

About Nadine LaFond

“Vocalist and songwriter, Nadïne LaFond illustrates with performances that feel more like stirring storytelling sessions mixing diverse styles, cultures, and languages to set the tone. Moving from original tunes to soulful Jazz Standards to arrangements of her favorite “crusty” Blues to Haitian roots to pure Experimentation and Poetry, she and her band take audiences on a haunting and poignant journey.

Nadïne’s solo recording debut,Wisdom Child, features eleven original tracks mixing styles like blues, jazz, rock, Caribbean roots and experimental that create a unified sound across a chronicle of songs about transforming adversity into light as inspiration to keep moving beyond struggle.

Whether on festival stages or in intimate listening rooms, Nadïne connects deeply with audiences through her engaging presence, fearless voice and distinct sound, which she honed over the years as a jazz vocalist at open jams in New York then as backing vocalist for several rock/funk and jam bands, as vocalist/percussionist member of Pan African ensemble, Wogbledoe, and as lead vocalist / co-songwriter with Swampadelica. Currently writing and bringing to life “all those crazy ideas” she’d been working to articulate for years, Nadïne is developing several projects that best express the many classic roots to abstract sounds now coming through.

By the way, Nadine is also a painter, mixed media & found objects artist, her art is inspired by her music and visa versa.” https://www.nadinelafond.com/

Needless to say, I am very excited to say that Nadine always puts on a performance that always moves you to feel the moment and the excitement of the message during what are always heartfelt performances. Or as Nadine has stated: “Excited doesn’t cover it! So honored to play this stage. Come through for this one, people. ‘Bout to saaaannnggg “

Joining Nadïne for this special concert at Clement’s Place are:

  • Anthony Ware — tenor sax
  • Mike Tichy — guitar
  • Mike Noordzy — bass
  • T.W. Sample — keys
  • Wahkiba Julion — drums

You can read more about the entire band and event right here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j...

This event promises as usual to be another Nadine LaFond landmark performance and I urge you to come on out and enjoy a beautiful evening of live music. No cover Tickets available here at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j...

Gregory Burrus

Your live music ambassador

Come on out and join us…..the fun is just beginning … live no cover performances just 20 minutes away.

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