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Been working hard on putting this new series together at My Dead Aunt’s Books in Hyattsville’s Arts District. I’m so thrilled to be digging into some new music with some old friends that I haven’t had a chance to perform with lately! This is truly special for me to explore the relationship between music and the written word.

Hope to see you all out and about!

Series tickets $60. Individual concerts $20. Call 240-472-9325 for info or reservations.

11/11 Nicole Saphos (singer/songwriter and upright bass)
Known on the DC music scene as a strong and versatile bassist, LA native Nicole Saphos carries a serious punch with her vocals and songwriting as well. This concert will feature songs written by Nicole and Amy, crossing genres from jazz to pop and country.

11/25 Leigh Pilzer (baritone saxophone)
The Maryland native proudly represents the DC Jazz scene as she traverses the 95 freeway on frequent collaborations with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Carol Morgan, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Whether on baritone saxophone, like on her debut album “Strunkin’” or any of her “doubles”, Leigh Pilzer’s hard-swinging sound will draw you in for an evening with her Washington Women in Jazz compatriot Amy K Bormet. Creative new music and clever arrangements from the duo will be featured.

12/9 Soma Sarkar (voice)
A powerful voice for Hindustani music Soma Sarkar leads a community of students and followers in the DC area. Featured on the new series “District of Raga” Soma’s voice reflects cinematic stories. Amy first met Soma in 2008 while studying Indian classical music. This will be their first performance collaboration, and will feature songs from India, the US, and the minds of the two women.

12/23 Mike Nickens (tuba/voice)
Known as Doc Nix, the fearless bandleader of George Mason University’s “Green Machine”, Amy and Mike first played together with the Creative Arts Orchestra. Nicken’s freewheeling tuba playing, and innovative community spirit will be featured in this rare duo set with Amy K Bormet.

Great community hang on Capital Hill this past Saturday. Thank you to Herbert Scott, Aaron Myers, and the Capital Hill Jazz Foundation for hosting us. Always a pleasure to play with Tarus Mateen and Terence Arnett.


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.

Composer/Performers at Sunday Afternoon Concert in Venice (L-R Srimal DeMel, Analiz Castillo, Dawn Norfleet, Danielle Freeman, Amy K Bormet, Ariella Golda Sosis, Candace Coles, David Wise)

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.

colloquy flyerall 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
special guests
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

*Noah Meites composition for voice and bass

*Amy K Bormet “rivers in the desert” and “city’s no longer”

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.

details here:
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.

Michalle Gould
Craft in America Window Concert Series
David Wise
Matt Dievendorf
Maggie Hasspacher

David Wise and Amy K Bormet