The Westerlies: Move
Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts Friday, August 18 | 8:30PM | The tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre
RILEY MULHERKAR and CHLOE ROWLANDS, trumpets | ANDY CLAUSEN and WILLEM DE KOCH, trombones with guest artist, KENYATTA EMMANUEL
Formed in 2011, the self-described accidental brass group are “an arty quartet…mixing ideas from jazz, new classical, and Appalachian folk” (New York Times), to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Equally at home in concert halls and living rooms, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues and projects with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.
Their program includes Move by our 2023 featured composer, Nico Muhly as well as an arrangement of the traditional song Saro from an arrangement by Nico and Sam Amidon.
Kenyatta Emmanuel, whose previous collaborators include celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, is a singer songwriter who explores the beauty of life, love, and the human condition in his eloquent songs reminding us of all that we hold in common.
The Westerlies are “…a four-piece trumpet and trombone instrumental combo earn[ing] raves from both indie-leaning music blogs and public radio while also performing at the Newport Jazz Festival and local rock clubs.” Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 18 | 8:30PM