Firehouse 12 Presents Dominique Eade/Jed Wilson Duo November 17th


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Friday, November 17th at 8:30 and 10:00 p.m.
Dominique Eade/Jed Wilson Duo
Firehouse 12
45 Crown Street in New Haven, CT
Tickets are $15 (opening set) and $10 (second set)
Details available here

Dominique Eade, vocals/composer; Jed Wilson, piano

On Friday, November 17th, vocalist/composer Dominique Eade and pianist Jed Wilson will celebrate their new CD, Open (Jazz Project), with a two-set performance at New Haven's Firehouse 12. The duo is touring the Northeast in mid-November in support of the disc, performing from its eclectic repertoire of unusual covers, rarely heard standards and Ms. Eade's original compositions.

“The duo's different perspectives fuel the chemistry," writes NPR's “Fresh Air with Terry Gross" jazz critic Kevin Whitehead in his liner notes for Open. Those differences include age, as this pairing matches the veteran singer/composer/bandleader and longtime New England Conservatory of Music faculty member with a 2004 graduate of the school and relative newcomer. In a recent live review, the Boston Globe's Bill Beuttler wrote, “Eade's singing was marvelous, whether singing actual words or applying her voice to instrumental lines. Wilson's piano work, skilled and subtle, made plain why a guy so young has become Eade's duo partner of choice."

Ms. Eade is well known in the industry as “an impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist and instrumental arranger" (David Hadju, New York Times). She first performed with Mr. Wilson, an Oregon native and three-time recipient of DownBeat 's “Best High School Jazz Soloist" honors, in the spring of 2004, when she chose him as her pianist for a Boston-area gig. In addition to noticing “a really wonderful connection," she saw the potential for him to bring out new facets of her existing pieces, and felt inspired to write new music for their budding partnership. They have worked together as a duo, recording 25 tunes and performing live, for the past two years.

About Firehouse 12:

Firehouse 12 is an award winning full-service bar, state-of-the-art recording studio and unusually intimate performance space located in New Haven's historic Ninth Square District. Painstakingly renovated over the course of four years by owner/producer/ engineer Nick Lloyd and Gray Organschi Architecture, this once-abandoned firehouse building has become a major part of New Haven's cultural renaissance since opening its doors in April 2005. It has also quickly gained a reputation as one of the premier recording studios and creative music venues on the East Coast.

A 2006 Best Studio Design Project nominee for the prestigious Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards, the recording studio features world-class acoustic design by renowned acoustician John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group. The striking 1200- square foot space features a Steinway concert grand piano, and doubles as an 80-seat public venue with unparalleled technical possibilities for some of the most respected names in creative music. Past performers include Han Bennink, Tim Berne, Dave Douglas, Susie Ibarra, Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, William Parker and Mario Pavone among many others.

In a June 2005 feature, New Haven Independent's Regina DeAngelo called Firehouse 12 “a north star in the jazz firmament that might well guide music lovers to New Haven from far away." She went on to write, “fabric-covered walls are angled to urge music to flow, not bounce, through a womb-like space. It's almost like sitting in the hull of an instrument. Luckily, the Firehouse attracts people who bring near-religious reverence to the music, producing an exchange of energy that often fires great performances." James Keepnews of the New Haven Advocate echoed DeAngelo's praise, calling the venue a “remarkable new cultural outpost" and “a resounding success." Yale University's Associate Vice President of New Haven and State Affairs Michael Morand recently called the space “a wonderful addition to New Haven's role as the cultural capital of Connecticut."

Complete Fall 2006 Concert Season:

09/22 :: Matthew Shipp
09/29 :: Carla Marciano 4tet
10/06 :: David Berkman Quartet
10/13 :: Nate Wooley and Blue Collar
10/20 :: Andrew Cyrille/Greg Osby Duo
10/27 :: Pete Robbins and Centric
11/04 :: Dave Allen Quartet
11/10 :: Stephen Haynes and Bugaboo
11/17 :: Dominique Eade/Jed Wilson Duo
12/01 :: Ben Allison Quartet
12/08 :: Wayne Escoffery Quartet
12/15 :: Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour

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