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Vocalist Dominique Eade Concert May 13th 2pm

05/13/2017 2:00 pm

As part of the Month Long Artful Piano Project, We have invited a variety of internationally recognized virtuosos to appear at the Waban Library Center:

Dominque Eade
* "Eade's vocal control and imagination are peerless," says the Boston Phoenix.
* "She's one of the few imaginative artists to have emerged in the field of jazz singing in this decade," says New York Newsday of vocalist Dominique Eade.
* Peter Watrous of the New York Times praises her "...immensely appealing sound..."
* In a New York Times review of a recent performance, Ben Ratliff writes that Eade "had absorbed some of Sarah Vaughan's fearsome technique. Her voice was rich and clear and strong in all ranges; she had musicianship and cool intelligence and didn't seem to be ahistorical or to have arrived at jazz by accident."
* David Hajdu wrote in the New York Times Magazine, "I already knew who the Next Thing in jazz singing would be: Dominique Eade. An impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist and instrumental arranger..."

Entertainment Weekly named Eade Best Jazz Singer in their article on up-and-coming artists of 1996. The 1998 First Annual Jazz Awards in NYC nominated Eade for Best Debut Artist. She was voted in the top ten for Best Jazz Singer, and TDWR categories in the 1999 Downbeat Critics' Poll, and TDWR in the1998 Downbeat Critics' poll. She has been nominated five times for Best Jazz Vocalist in the Boston Music Awards and was voted Best Jazz Vocalist in 1996 and 1999. Eade was nominated for Best Jazz in Boston in the 2001 Signed to RCA Victor in 1996, Eade has been a featured performer in festivals including the Porto Jazz Festival in Portugal, The Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival's "Diva's of Jazz" concert with Terri Thornton and Abbey Lincoln (NYC), the Toulon Jazz Festival in France, the Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway, The Knitting Factory's "What is Jazz?" Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, the Litchfield CT Jazz Festival and many Boston Globe and Regatta Bar Jazz Festivals in Boston. In 1994 she was an artist-in-residence at the Wichita Jazz Festival, and she has been a clinician and performer throughout the United States and Europe.

A look at Eade's performing companions reveals her wide-ranging musical taste. She has worked extensively with pianist Ran Blake in duo performances and as a member of the Ran Blake Quintet with Ricky Ford. She was a soloist under the baton of Anthony Braxton in two Braxton operas performed at the Kitchen in NYC. In Boston, she co-led a group for several years with guitarist Mick Goodrick and led her own trio with pianist Donald Brown. While in New York, she had a working group with bassist Ben Street and drummer Kenny Wolesson, and she and bassist Mark Helias formed a duo. She has also performed with Bill Frisell, Cecil McBee, Gene Bertoncini, Bill Pierce, Billy Drummond, Larry Goldings, John Medeski and Bob Moses, and works frequently with pianist Fred Hersch. Eade has been a soloist with Butch Morris, Orange Then Blue, the Either/Orchestra, Marimolin, Boston Musica Viva, Composers in Red Sneakers, and the Jazz Composers' Alliance.

Since 1984, Eade has been on the faculty of New England Conservatory, where she teaches voice, composition and improvisation. She founded and oversees the Jazz Vocal program which includes classes, private lessons and ensembles. In the 1994 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition, three of the eleven finalists, including the winner, Sara Lazarus, were Eade's students. The 1998 third -place winner Roberta Gambarini, also studied with Eade. In the 2004 competition, Eade's students Rachel Price and Jo Lawry were both finalists. Other former students receiving acclaim include Luciana Souza, Kate McGary, Lisa Thorson, Patrice Williamson, Kris Adams, David Devoe and Julie Hardy. After a six-year stay in New York City, Eade returned in 1996 to Newton, where she currently resides with husband, saxophonist Allan Chase, and sons, Julian and Stephen.

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