Kate Chaston • Jazz
Montréal-born, NYC based singer/songwriter, Kate Chaston, deftly engages audiences with lush tapestries, earth-toned story-songs interwoven with shades of jazz, pop, folk, and r&b, and a silky thread of funny patter. With an expressive musicality and vocal dexterity, Kate moves from warm lows to clear highs and back again, honoring her strongest influences - Rickie, Joni, Aretha, Ella - while staying true to her own soulful, lyrical, and open sound.
Juancho Herrera • World/Latin/Jazz
Born in Colombia and raised in Venezuela, Herrera graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 1997. In 2000 he established himself on the New York music scene over the next few years.
Herrera has been an essential collaborator with some of the era’s definitive voices in jazz and world music, including Chilean vocalist Claudia Acuña, Colombian singer/songwriter Marta Gomez, Oaxacan-American vocalist Lila Downs, and Argentine singer Sofia Rei. He’s performed and recorded with international heavyweights such as Mercedes Sosa, The Chieftains, Branford Marsalis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alejandro Sanz, and Idan Raichel, among others.
With Gaviero, his fourth album, Herrera has once again set out for new territory, bringing together players, images, and music to create something evocative of realms glanced at but not seen, whispered about but not heard.