Friday Night Live Jazz at Eastern Market Metro Plaza Features Jazz Artist Amy Bormet – 5:00p – 6:30p
by Larry Janezich
Amy Bormet; Jazz artist, pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and advocate for women in jazz. Bormet, of the Kennedy Center, Bohemian Caverns, and Mr. Henry’s, tours Europe and South America. To collaborate with and celebrate women musicians, she founded the Washington Women in Jazz Festival in 2011 and remains as director. Her Los Angeles-based quintet, AmyAna, co-led with Brazilian drummer Ana Barreiro, released their debut album in 2019, and is touring the east coast tour this month.
In addition to performances and tours, Bormet conducts outreach masterclasses and workshops, recently at the Thailand International Jazz Conference and Los Angeles City College. She is a teaching artist, collaborating with the Kennedy Center’s newest programming at the REACH, presenting and performing with her all-women trio “the future of jazz is female” for middle school students. (REACH is the Kennedy Center’s venue which brings artists and the public together for collaboration, experimentation, and exploration.) Her recordings are available through Strange Woman Records.
For more, go here: http://amykbormet.com/about/
The final Friday Night Live Jazz performance will be next Friday, October 29, and feature Imani Grace-Cooper. Programming for the series of Friday night jazz performances was coordinated by jazz saxophonist and Executive Director of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, Herb Scott. CM Charles Allen provided $150,000 in the current FY’s budget for continued programming for Eastern Market Metro Plaza.