An original cabaret of mythological proportions featuring Jenna Murphy, Amy K Bormet, and Misy Singson. This silly, sexy ode to the supernatural is definitely not suitable for children. Each song explores the perspective of a different, fantastical lady. You’ll hear from a lusty vampire, a forgetful siren, a witch who might be the source of your sexual frustration, and Frankenstein’s ex-girlfriend- just to name a few. Maybe there will be a song about Bigfoot. But we don’t want to promise that—she’s very elusive.
This cabaret is a show-in-development! Some of you may have seen a couple of the songs performed at the opening night festivities for Iphigenia. This round you’ll get even more songs and sassy banter! And then hold on to your hats as this cabaret continues to build and mature. So come by, have a drink, sing along to the songs you know, and then corner us afterwards to talk about the sex monsters you think deserve a choral ode.
SO EXCITED to have my incredible singers back for this free summer concert! The Great Lawn at the Parks was listed by Washingtonian magazine as one of the area’s top five outdoor spots to listen to live music–Bring your own picnic, blanket and refreshments, and enjoy popular local food vendors and giveaways.
Pianist, vocalist, and songwriter Amy K Bormet created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival (WWJF), now in its 14th year, to connect with, support, and collaborate with women jazz musicians in Washington, DC and beyond. Working with vocalist and arranger Taylor Young, Bormet’s latest musical project adds layers of rich vocal harmonies. Fusing soulful melodies, introspective lyrics, and captivating arrangements the Amy K Bormet Trio (with bassist Karine Chapdelaine and drummer Angel Bethea) adds three creative vocalists (Taylor Young, Samiyah Muhammad, Taylar Lee) to become a sextet, elevating the music to emotional heights.
Join us for the inaugural “My Body, My Festival”, a DC music festival/ fundraiser for the DC Abortion Fund! This eclectic festival will feature DC’s top musicians, from Jazz to Blues, RnB to folk, uniting to help make reproductive choice a reality.
Host: Katea Stitt from WPFW
– Jenna Camille
– Elena La Fulana
– The Honey Larks
– Biomorphic Forms (Amy Bormet/Alex Hamburger/Keith Butler/Nicole Davis)
– Attic Sessions
DCAF will have an information table and speaker
The Outrage will be selling reproductive justice merch and donating a percentage of any proceeds
Outreach partners: Washington Women in Jazz Festival and Strange Woman Records
Made possible with sponsorships by: Ellen and Mike Gold, Dianne Hunt Garden Designs, Ginny and Randy Cohen
No Trick Pony is a Washington, DC power-trio. Consisting of seasoned DC veterans Amy K. Bormet (piano, voice), Keith Butler (drums), and Brian Settles (saxophone), the group presents a unique sound that most often finds Bormet constructing song, poetry, and harmony, above a quiet tornado of exploration from Settles and Butler underneath. Though each member is steeped in streams of traditionally defined music — jazz, popular music, punk, and classical, to name a few — the group tends to focus on a deconstruction of the strict barriers of jazz, exploring instead on the transitional points between composition and improvisation. Groove abounds as a way to moor the listener in these explorations, which have the uncanny ability to present as both song and not-song. No Trick Pony has appeared at The Duck Pond in Georgetown, Rhizome DC in Takoma Park, and was a featured billing as part of the 2022 Capital Fringe Festival.
A great night watching the incredible Christie Dashiell! What a treat to see her on the big stage, my true friend from our Howard University and inaugural WWJF days! Big thanks to L A Randall (who takes so many great photos of the DC Jazz scene, including several for Washington Women in Jazz Festival!) And a special shoutout to Staci Griesbach from LA, who reached out to me to be her +1 VIP. Thanks for the hang, and the hors d’oeuvres! <3