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.
Pianist, vocalist, and composer Amy K Bormet presents a series of duo concerts that explore the dialogue between poetry and improvised music.
Sunday July 10 2pm
with Maggie Hasspacher (Detroit), bass and voice
Music set to poetry, highlighting women, Gwendolyn Brooks and beyond.
Sunday July 17 2pm
with Brian Settles (DC), tenor saxophone
Improvised art songs influenced by Sterling Brown and DC’s poetic history.
Sunday July 24 2pm (as part of Washington Women in Jazz)
with Cae Joseph-Massena (France-Haiti), voice
An exchange of languages, a Parisian salon inspired by James Baldwin.
all concerts performed with Amy K Bormet on grand piano and hosted by
Robert Harper Books
6216 Rhode Island Ave
Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Buy Tickets – $12 adv/$15 door, $30 full series pass
Cae Joseph Massena
SOLD OUT! (Email me if you want to get on the next run in August.)
So happy to make a small release of 25 handmade EPs with my newest country jazz tunes on them. Until they’re gone they’re $10, including shipping.
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!