Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Alan Hampton & Gretchen Parlato
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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This concert marks the second appearance of Alan Hampton (strings and vocals) at a Sunset Wednesdays as he introduces us to jazz singer Gretchen Parlato. Together, they offer original tunes and Stevie Wonder’s flower-themed “Send One Your Love.” With two CDs, "The Moving Sidewalk" and "Origami for the Fire," to his credit, Alan Hampton has been called a musician with “loads of talent” by The New York Times. When not working on his own projects, he may be on tour, playing bass and singing with Andrew Bird, Meshell N’Degeocello, Sara Bareilles or Robert Glasper, or in the studio, laying down tracks for Sufjan Stevens, Derrick Hodge or Esperanza Spalding. In the ten years since her arrival in New York City, Gretchen Parlato has emerged as one of the most inventive and mesmerizing vocalists of her generation. Style Weekly states: "in performance, jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato is a revelation… her diaphanous voice expands into an instrument of impressive range, rhythmic sophistication and emotional power."
Free with admission to the grounds.