The three gospel groups performing throughout the evening will be the Salem Quartet, Imagine That and Southern Aires. There will be a stage set up in the parking lot with volunteers directing traffic.
For the fans and family that have seen us before, welcome back! For those that have not been able to see us live yet, here is a taste of what it would be like to go to our show. We will be live on our YouTube channel on May 9th at 7pm EST. So tune in and be ready to bang your head!
The supremely talented up-and-coming singer-songwriter Olivia Frances will look to add another award to her already impressive collection of accolades. Musical from a young age, Frances started playing piano at age six and composed her first song on guitar at age 12. Her dedication from such young age has paid off by having written over 300 songs. Frances credits Fleetwood Mac, Bon Iver and Kacey Musgraves as her musical inspirations.
This month, Music Resource Group announced the Nominees for The 18th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs). Nominations in 100+ Music, Video and Design categories were awarded to an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent from around the globe.
Frances is nominated in the Story Song Category for “The Bee & the Rose” a sweeping, environmentally-driven song off Orchid (2019), her latest bouquet of songs and stories. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette describes the album as “irrepressibly sweet — and eminently likable.” Written with the talented Nashville-based songwriter Michael Astrachan and produced by the distinguished Pat Lassiter, “The Bee & the Rose” reminds listeners of the natural beauty of the world and uses it on stage as a catalyst to discuss the current bee crisis.
Frances is no stranger to the Independent Music Awards. In 2018, she won the VOX Pop Love Song Category and the awards ceremony took place at Lincoln Center. Frances is a multi-award-winning artist, placing 1st in the Singer-Songwriter Category at the 2018 New England Songwriting Competition and winning Best Pop Song of the Year at the 2017 Ohio Music Awards.
Musical legends Lucinda Williams, Steven Van Zandt, Ellis Paul and Jonatha Brooke are nominated alongside Frances. The winning projects will be selected by influential judging panels including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 18th annual Independent Music Awards ceremony originally scheduled for June in New York City will proceed as an online showcase for this year’s top-ranked artists and music projects. Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards honors artistry and daring rather than streams and social reach, and celebrates everything that makes indie music authentic and unique.
GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multi-platinum selling band Daughtry has announced 2020 tour dates with special guest The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. The tour will include a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Thursday, August 20th.
As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Chris Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Daughtry has released five albums, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales over 8 million copies in the U.S.
Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the best-selling album of 2007, which contained four Top Twenty hit singles including the Grammy-nominated smash “It’s Not Over.” Leave This Town also reached Number One in 2009, while 2011’s Break the Spell was certified gold. 2013’s Baptized, featured the platinum-selling “Waiting for Superman,” which the singer points to as a turning point in his songwriting.
“It was a nice hybrid of where we had been and where we’re going, and it opened my eyes a bit,” says Daughtry. “Everything was so serious and doom and gloom, and ‘You broke my heart,’ but we never saw ourselves as those people outside the music — onstage we were always joking around. That helped me wrap my head around the fact that we can be light-hearted and still be us. And that really changed the way I approach the songs in general.”
Daughtry and his band have been performing together for over a decade. “Like anything with a ten year relationship, you know more about each other than you do most of your family,” says Chris Daughtry. “It’s a love-hate thing — you get sick of being around them, but after two weeks at home you’re ready to get back out on the road and do it again. The fan base really keeps us alive. That’s the key ingredient to keeping a band together — that’s the gasoline, and without it you can’t run.”
One thing that has kept the fire burning for Daughtry has been the need to constantly challenge himself creatively. This kind of ambition has also extended to the work of Daughtry the band. “We always try to push ourselves outside of the familiar parameters,” says the singer. “If it’s anything like we’ve done before, then it’s not good enough for the record.
“If you look at the groups doing it for twenty-plus years,” he continues, “they were always changing their style, testing the water, going off the rails from what people expected — Zeppelin, Elton, Prince, they never did the same record twice. So there’s always that effort to push yourself as an artist, but I never want to abandon that sense of melody and sense of something that people can grab onto, whether it conjures up memories or helps them through a tough time. That’s what I love about music, when it makes me feel something.”
More than ten years after launching with a massive splash, Chris Daughtry claims that he and the band have grown the most on stage, and that it’s altered his whole sense of his work. “When we first came out, I’d only known what I’d seen,” he says. “I didn’t know how to be vulnerable, with no pretense. Now it’s walk onstage and, especially in our acoustic shows, just be flat-out honest and open. It’s really helped me realize that’s actually what fans want — they want 100 percent honesty and feeling like they got to know you better.”
Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning at 10am on Friday, April 17th at www.Ticketmaster.com andwww.Rosemusiccenter.com. Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine.
Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce that every Saturday night beginning on Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 pm, Discover Classical will broadcast a previously recorded concert from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for the southwest Ohio region to tune in and enjoy from the comfort of their homes. In this unprecedented time when concert halls are closed, Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic are thrilled to partner together to bring the joy of music and maybe a little hope back into the lives of the greater Dayton community.
“The music of our Dayton Philharmonic is so important to the cultural life of our community,” said Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman. “So it’s a particular shame that we can’t be playing live music to lift people’s spirits, expose them to beauty, and give them hope now, when we all need it so much. These concerts from the DPO and DPAA archives are, I suppose, the next best thing until we can once again all be together in person.”
“If there is a silver lining to be found in the current turmoil surrounding the coronavirus, perhaps it’s that we will recognize and embrace the things that we sometimes took for granted, something as simple as sharing a common musical experience,” said Shaun Yu, President and CEO of Discover Classical. “It is my hope that these concerts will remind audiences of what a treasure we have in our Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and what we have to look forward to…until we can all be together again.”
Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will air Saturday evenings at 8 pm on Discover Classical 88.1FM WDPR Dayton/ 89.9FM WDPG Greenville/ 89.1FM WUSO Springfield, and online at discoverclassical.org.
The series will begin with Neal Gittleman’s ten favorite concerts from the last five seasons. This new series kicks off this Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm with a broadcast of the previously recorded first Masterworks concert of the 2018-2019 season entitled Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring guest violinist Yevgeny Kutik. The program includes Debussy-Molinari’s L’isle joyeuse, followed by Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1, and closing beautifully with Mussorgsky-Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will showcase the following concert lineup for the months of April and May:
APRIL 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from September 2018
Debussy-Molinari: L’isle joyeuse
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Yevgeny Kutik, violin)
Massenet: Thaïs Meditation (Yevgeny Kutik, violin)
Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
APRIL 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from February 2017
Bach-Schoenberg: St. Anne Prelude and Fugue
Bach: Motet #1, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
APRIL 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from March 2018
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet (Dayton Ballet)
MAY 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from September 2017
MAY 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from May 2019 (John Mauceri, guest conductor)
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Bernstein: Three Meditations from MASS (Adrian Daurov, cello)
Bruch: Kol Nidrei (Adrian Daurov, cello)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
MAY 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from September 2015
Copland: El Salon México
Grieg: Piano Concerto (Emile Naoumoff, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
MAY 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from January 2019
Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
Mozart: Flute Concerto (Andrea Griminelli, flute)
Morricone: American Themes (Andrea Griminelli, flute)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
MAY 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from October 2014
Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 (Spencer Myer, piano)
Mahler: “Das irdische Leben” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mary Wilson, soprano)
Mahler: Symphony #4 (Mary Wilson, soprano)
Then follow the schedule below and click the link at the corresponding time to watch each performer LIVE from their page:
FRIDAY March 20th
7 – Kyleen Downes at Kyleen Downes
7:30 – Matt Terry + Samantha Rogers at Matt Terry
8 – Amber Hargett at Amber Hargett Music
8:30 – David Payne + Heather Redman at David Payne
9 – Brandon Berry (The Paint Splats) at Brandon Berry
9:30 -Rich Reuter at Rich Reuter
10 – Salvadore Ross at Salvadore Ross
SATURDAY March 21st
7 – Paul Monnin at Paul Justin
7:30 – Charlie + Amanda Jackson at Charlie & Amanda
8 – Harold Hensley at Harold Hensley
8:30 – Anna Baugham at Anna Marie Music
9 – Sisco Red at Sisco Red
9:30 – novena at Jennifer Taylor
10 – Sharon Lane at Sharon A. Lane
10:30 – MOIRA at MOIRA
A LOT has happened this last week and we want to continue with music and community despite physical distancing. Please join us this weekend and have fun clapping with emojis, virtually clinking glasses and getting creative with us as we try something new!
Trombonist, Robin Eubanks will be performing at the Hayner on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 pm. Eubanks is a multiple-Grammy winning premier jazz trombonist of our generation. He regularly performs with Mental Images, EB3, The SF Jazz Collective and the Dave Holland Quintet and Big Band. Eubanks toured Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia and the UK in 2019 alone. His compositions and arrangements are valued at colleges and universities throughout the United States and have been performed and recorded by many outstanding American Jazz bands. Mr. Eubanks taught at Oberlin College for over 20 years as the tenured Professor of Jazz Trombone and Jazz Composition. He also taught at Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory and the Prince Claus Conservatoire in the Netherlands.
On March 21st at 7 pm, you will have the opportunity to hear this amazing trombonist at a free concert in the Hayner Ballroom. The Keigo Hirakawa Trio will back him up on piano, stand-up bass and drums. Hirakawa will also conduct a pre-concert interview to introduce us to the performer. Come early to learn about Robin Eubanks, his history in music, his musical family, his inspiration and his life-long pursuit of excellence in Jazz.
This concert is offered free to the public because of the support of its proud citizens. It is funded through a local tax levy of the Troy City School District and many generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. For more information regarding these free events and to receive a complete listing of events taking place at the Hayner Center, please call 339-0457 or visit our website at www.TroyHayner.org for complete details.
I run into lots of folks who have been missing the jazz offerings at Gilly’s, or the listening room vibe at Canal Street Tavern. At The Brightside Music & Event Venue, we are hosting an upcoming performance that is just for those missing those powerful, intimate performances. Jennifer Hartswick & Nicholas Cassarino Duo, are a truly remarkable jazz duo that you don’t want to miss!
The Brightside is thrilled to host this duo, who are back after popular demand! Last year they moved our audience to tears with their powerful jazz-fusion originals featuring Jennifer’s beautiful voice and trumpet accompaniment, along with Nick’s masterful, and even sexy, guitar work. Blues guitarist Steven Gregory, kicks off this exclusive performance. He wowed local audiences during the recent Dayton Battle of the Bands, earning himself a spot in the finals.
Jennifer’s live performances are renowned as spontaneous, joyful and contagious. Her natural charisma and sincerity shines through, and each performance is a celebration of musical collaboration. And whether she is wailing on the trumpet or singing an intimate vocal solo, her performance is all part of a single seamless instrument, one that is played not only with astounding technical proficiency, but also with sensitivity, conviction and heart. Hartswick is an original member of the Trey Anastasio Band and has recorded/shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Phish, Christian McBride, Tom Petty, Aaron Neville, Carlos Santana, The Rolling Stones, Big Gigantic, Dave Matthews and countless others.
Nicholas Cassarino was born in Vermont into a musical family. He started singing publicly at age 5 and at age 11 began playing guitar. Through the genres of punk rock, classic rock, and folk he began studying jazz. The doors of jazz opened him up to classical, gospel, soul, hip-hop, funk, and music from around the world. In 2013 he formed his current touring outfit The Nth Power with Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce) and Nate Edgar (John Browns Body). They have been touring nationally and internationally since 2014 and have released an ep, full length studio album, live album, and will release a new studio album in the fall of 2018.
How to Go?
Tuesday March 10, 2020
The Brightside Music & Event Venue (905 E 3rd St, Dayton).
Doors 7pm. Show 7:30pm.
Pre-Sale Tickets $15: https://www.soundvalleydayton.com/events/jennifer-hartswick-nick-cassarino-duo
Day of Show $18.
All ages welcome. Handicapped accessible. On site parking.
Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence with The Fugees and took the world by storm two decades ago as a solo artist with her Certified 8x platinum The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and spent 81 weeks total on the chart and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.