Jazz @ the Library - River Song Quintet


Tuesday January 7th, 2014 - Woodward Park Regional Library

River Song Quintet
JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday January 7th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

River Song is a Los Angeles-based quintet devoted to the performance of original compositions and arrangements that seamlessly blend the traditions of jazz and improvised music with western classical chamber and American folk music.

Their performances have been described as "sparse and beautiful… mesmerizing and strewn with hauntingly gorgeous vocals." (Jhanne Jasmine, Camellia Lounge, Portland, OR) and "… a joyous blending of memorable compositions, artful orchestration, subtle improvisation, and fresh creative energy." (Art Lande, Grammy-nominated Pianist).

River Song originally formed at The California Institute of the Arts in the Spring of 2011 and has since performed extensively throughout Los Angeles and on the West Coast. Their flexible and unique sound has lead to performances at a wide range of venues including concert halls, jazz clubs, coffee shops, as well as at schools and universities.

An ensemble comprised of composers, River Song includes Lauren Baba (Viola, Violin), Alina Roitstein (Voice), Andrew Rowan (Cornet), Harrison Kirk (Trombone), and Gregory Uhlmann (Guitar).

The ensemble will also be presenting a clinic at Buchanan High School earlier on Tuesday, January 7th.