Warren Shadd, drummer and nephew of Shirley Horn, asked me to perform a few songs for his Christmas FB series. I chose a couple of my original holiday hits, “Give me love at Christmas time”, and “Lonely New Year’s Day”. The first was born of my distaste for Christmas commercialism, and the second is a reflection on a balmy Los Angeles holiday I spent alone. Thanks to the wonderful Nicole Saphos for spending some time with these tunes, and adding lovely harmonies! Happy Holidays!
Sunday May 7 I began a series of workshops/concerts in Venice. We had a beautiful afternoon of improvising and presenting new compositions.
Please join us next time, Sunday June 4th at 1pm (workshop) and 3pm (concert) at 132 Brooks Ave. Venice, California.
Improvisation workshop is open to all.
Amy K Bormet voice, wurlitzer, composer
Maggie Hasspacher voice, upright bass
Christine Morse, voice
Matt Dievendorf, guitar
Leah Paul, flute and piccolo
*Amy K Bormet’s setting of Michalle Gould’s poem “Tonight, the moon” for unaccompanied vocal duet
combined with a selection of beautiful songs by Dolly Parton, Ornette Coleman, and more.
Join us as we sing from the window stage, watch the light fade behind us on a Sunday evening.
we have fallen into the golden country
|Amy K Bormet|
There was a great overflowing packed crowd at the Craft in America Center this past Sunday. Thank you to my new LA community for your overwhelming support, and a special thanks to photographer (and great guitarist!) Evan Ziegenmeyer for capturing this wonderful night. //A Craft in America window concert. “An Evening of New Songs: Creative Jazz and Country” Amy K Bormet (composer/piano/vocals) and Matt Dievendorf (guitar); with special guests Maggie Hasspacher(bass/vocals), David Wise, (saxophone) and Michalle Gould, (poet).// Celebrating the collaborations that have made her inaugural year in Los Angeles thrive, composer/performer Amy K Bormet brings her top people to perform with her at the intimate gallery. Bormet will sing pieces written in the last year and accompany herself on her vintage red wurlitzer for a one-set, one night only show.
|Craft in America Window Concert Series|
|David Wise and Amy K Bormet|
I wrote this tune to lyrics by my friend and lovely poet Michalle Gould. It’s not perfect sound quality, but we had a wonderful trip to the midwest, and I wanted to share it. Amy K Bormet Piano/Vocals, Maggie Hasspacher Bass/Vocals, Matt Dievendorf, Guitar. Live at Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, MI 8/21/14.
Check out the fabulous new site for my 5th annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival! Every year seems to get bigger and more exciting, building new audiences and creating a space for great music. A huge thank you to Matt Dievendorf for his help in designing and building such a wonderful site! Mark your calendars for the next WWJF, March 1-8, 2015!
Matt and I had a really wonderful weekend in Ann Arbor with Maggie Hasspacher, and in Ft. Wayne with Andrew Kratzat for his “Meet the Artist” Series. We are filled with so much love for all of family and friends that greeted us. Big thank you to the Kratzat family for hosting our reunion. Hope to see you again soon Midwest! #goblue #AKation