Jazz in GTown is proud to bring the acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Francesca Tanksley to Germantown on Saturday, August 27th at 7 p.m. at the Clermont Vineyards and Winery. Francesca, with Jeff Siegel on drums and Otto Gardner on bass, will play original compositions, some from her album Journey.
Francesca is well known and praised for her harmonies and color, her chordings, her “domination” of the piano. Whether playing with her trio or as piano soloist with Billy Harper’s Quintet, she immediately grabs your attention and doesn’t let go until she’s ready.
Francesca began studying piano when she was seven and continued her studies at Berklee. She returned to Germany, where she grew up as an American abroad, and began playing with European groups.
When Francesca came back to the United States, she lived in New York City and joined Melba Liston & Co., the trailblazing female trombonist’s group. As well as leading her own trio and being a long time key member of Billy Harper’s quintet, she has played with Erica Lindsey, David Newman, Clifford Jordan, Cecll Payne, Slide Hampton, and in venues in Europe, East and Southeast Asia, Scandinavia and South America as well as across the United States,
Ms. Tanksley has won a number of awards and scholarships and has conducted jazz workshops at numerous colleges including Bard. She received her Masters from Queens College and currently serves as full-time faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
We look forward to seeing you at the Winery
for another incredible performance.
Please bring your ticket receipt as proof of purchase.
The bar will be open before and after the concert.
Tickets include one complimentary glass of wine -- $25
Sponsor Tickets include one complimentary glass of wine
and priority seating-- $50
This event is made possible (in part) with public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered through the Community Arts Grants Program at Greene County Council on the Art