- Guest Artist
Jazz pianist Childs’ new CD—featuring singers Becca Stevens and Alicia Olatuja—is a loving tribute to the late singer-songwriter whose songs—Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues—produced hits for many artists but little acclaim for her. “Childs has rediscovered and polished genuine gems from a long time ago.”—The Wall Street Journal Click here for artist's website.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Thus far in his career, Childs has garnered 13 GRAMMY nominations and four awards: two for Best Instrumental Composition (Into the Light from Lyric and The Path Among The Trees from Autumn: In Moving Pictures) and two for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist (New York Tendaberry from Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro and What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? from To Love Again). In 2006, Childs was awarded a Chamber Music America Composer’s Grant, and in 2009 was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was also awarded the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in 2013, and most recently, the music award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2015. Click here to watch Billy Childs' interview on Tavis Smiley.
Curtain Warmer| 7pm Lobby Show • Doug Hawk: The Lehigh Valley’s own funk/jazz/R&B artist fills the role of vocalist, keyboardist and principal composer in a myriad of groups including his own. He presents a unique, cerebral style, which can be described as at once historically soulful yet progressively hip.
Sponsor: Ichiko and Joseph W. Long '88 & Family