Back by popular demand, vocalist Heather Masse and world-class jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd perform at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, on Saturday July 22, 2017. Masse and Rudd released the album AUGUST LOVE SONG in 2016, a mix of standards and originals which Michael Bailey of All About Jazz calls “music that makes you wish you could live forever just to hear more of it.”
Called “one of jazz’s greatest trombonists” by the Wall Street Journal, Roswell Rudd is famous for his combination of jazz and world music and his groundbreaking collaborations with Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, and Steve Lacy. Singer/songwriter Heather Masse is a great interpreter of songs, and combines this with a wide range of sonic resources. Masse is a regularly featured guest on Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion” and a member of the Wailin’ Jennys. Masse recorded a duo CD with Dick Hyman and is the vocalist on Funky Little Sweet Thing with John Medeski, Matthew Finck, Ira Coleman, Roswell Rudd, and T Xiques.
Also performing are Rolf Sturm, guitars, and Mark Helias, bass.