The innovative vocalist and composer, Lola Danza celebrates her project Nadu featuring Sean Conly acoustic bass, Rich Stein drums and Phil Grenadier trumpet with visual artist, painter Jacqueline Chachitz and dancer Lenora Lee, Monday, November 26th 2007 at 8pm at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery St. between Houston & Bleecker St. 212.614.0505 New York, NY 10012).
The project Nadu infuses two mediums: music and visual art. Nadu celebrates the organic, the spiritual and the primal creation of music, dance and art at its most vulnerable state through improvisation. Nadu allows music and visual art to become one, the dancer and painter another member of the band transforming space and time.
Ms. Danza combines Jazz, Avant-garde, World, Classical, Post Modern Pop and Americana music. Danza's created a new idiom in Jazz. Lola's original compositions evoke images of impressionistic and abstract paintings rich in texture and colour. She sings beautiful flowing melodies and creative improvised lines with effortless mastery; Danza's voice is rich, warm and resonant, with a four-octave range and vast array of vocal techniques. Lola's music reveals a special connection to her soul that cultivates mutual inspiration between the musicians and captivates the audience. Lola has worked with Steve Kuhn, Lewis Nash, Leni Stern, Ben Monder, Mat Maneri, and Shelia Jordan to name a few.
Visual artist, Chachitz, provides intense, bold, thought provoking, raw, complex, innocence - the paint speaks for itself, using its own language. The physical reality of Ms. Chachitz's painting is about exploring the fundamental process of creating, returning to the act of creating with no preconceived notions. Manipulating the canvas, creating and destroying figures and forms, spontaneously flowing with and against all direction - color, texture, shape, and the gestural brush strokes of each motion bring context to chaos.
Lenora Lee's dance works are intimate, in the moment conversations that utilize a unique vocabulary influenced by modern dance, ballet, Japanese drumming (taiko), improvisation and jazz music. The movement is at times gestural and minimal and at other times dynamic, intricate and layered, always with a distinct sense of musicality. Creation of the work is based on the need to be as genuine, unadorned, fierce and fragile as possible. The beauty lies in the search to discover what can be expressed through the physicality of the body and in creating relationships through movement.
Ms. Danza is joined by musicians Sean Conly- Acoustic Bass, Phil Grenadier- trumpet, and Rich Stein- Drums