Recommended Jazz Concert: KERSTEN STEVENS & CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE (“Queen Rising” City Winery NY)

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by Connor McCormick on November 2, 2023

in CD-DVD,Concerts / Events,Theater-New York

Kersten Stevens, queen of the violin, launches her much anticipated fifth album Queen Rising, which includes the single “Release The Grace,” an ode to Luther Vandross. Be the first to see Kersten perform original songs and newly recorded tracks along with Christian McBride at City Winery – The Loft on November 27, 2023 at 7:30pm.  Along with “Release The Grace,” Queen Rising embodies four original songs written and co-produced with Christian McBride: “Queen Rising,”  “Beginnings and Endings,” and “Crowned.” The pair also collaborated on three new arrangements: “Someday We’ll All Be Free,” “Fantasy,” and “Best Part.” It’s an essential and innovative contribution to the legacy of jazz violin.

Her latest release leads a growing breed of performers innovating jazz authenticity by collaborating with some of the industry’s most outstanding and respected musicians. Mixed by 10x Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Todd Whitelock, the album features revered musicians including the amazing drummer Eric Harland, renowned flutist Ragan Whiteside, and keyboard player, arranger, and musical director Miki Hayama.

Kersten Stevens (with Christian McBride)
launch of newest album Queen Rising
Monday, November 27, 2023
6 doors | 7:30 start
City Winery — The Loft, Pier 57 at Hudson River Park, 25 11th Ave in NYfor tickets ($22-$40), call 646.751.6033 or visit City Winery
connect with Kersten @kerstenstevens

Kersten Stevens and Christian McBride

About Kersten Stevens ~ The Violinist Kersten Stevens is among the most exciting and unique emerging artists in jazz. She is a six-time winner of the historic Amateur Night and Showtime at The Apollo; she’s performed with music greats Kim Burrell, renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter and performed for esteemed notables President Barack Obama, Ray Charles, Denzel Washington among others.

About City Winery: The state-of-the-art concert venue is designed to offer an intimate setting with unobstructed views, close to your favorite performer. The connection between you and the artist is like you’re both in a living room. Meyer Sound has worked with City Winery in all locations, providing a superior listening experience for guests with custom-designed audio acoustics.

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