SonoKlect: "SHEROES"

November 06, 2021

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

540-458-8000

SonoKlect: "SHEROES" and Reception
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Reception following in Lykes Atrium

  • All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus.
  • No tickets are required.

"...Herzig herself is a visionary artist and educator, a true jazz warrior with an already fascinating career." ~BOB BLUMENTHAL, Award Winning Journalist

"Sheroes", brought together by pianist, composer, arranger, educator and author Monika Herzig, features an international cast of virtuous players--all women, all first-class talents. As an ensemble of empowerment, "Sheroes" is a musical force, operating with deftness, invention, enthusiasm and ambition. "Sheroes" not only heralds an era of greater and deeper consideration for women in jazz but as Jazz Journalist Association President Howard Mandel affirms in his liner notes, "That's exactly what Monika and company does: Presents a model of empowerment with results that are good for everyone. Wherever you are on the gender continuum, you'll like it. "Sheroes" make music!" Herzig's journey with the bandleaders began with the need for role models and peer support in order to encourage more female participation in the jazz art form to get their musical voices heard. In addition to the keyboards of Herzig, the collective includes an international cast of virtuosi players: Jamie Baum (flute, United States); Reut Regev (trombone, Israel); Jennifer Vincent (bass, United States); and Rosa Avila (drums, Mexico).

To view the entire history of the SonoKlect Festival, visit www.sonoklect.com.

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