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2012 finds Peggy living and working in the DC Metro area. Capital City Voices, the jazz chorus she created last year with the help of Jeff Antoniuk, has really coalesced into a wonderful, adventuresome group of singers, performed around the DC area, with their 2nd appearance at Blues Alley coming up in June. From June 23rd, Peggy will be on the piano faculty of Jazz Camp West.
Then on tour: After a long hiatus, pianist Peggy Stern (formerly of SF) will be returning with an all-star band to the most-beloved venue at the start of her career, the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, in Half Moon Bay, California. “My memories of playing at Pete’s place are so fond, and I have to say the experience for me was life- changing”. Stern promises to elaborate on Sunday, July 1st (4 PM), when she will appear with collaborators “Sweet” Sue Terry on alto sax, Chuck MacKinnon on trumpet, Peter Barshay on bass, and Allison Miller on drums. The music will be a mix of latin-tinged originals and standards, adventurous improvisation, 2nd line, and freebop. The next night, Monday, July 2nd, Sue Terry and Peggy will be featured at YOSHI’s in Oakland, with music from their collaboration “The Art of the Duo” CD, released in 2010. Then it’s on to Homer, Alaska, for 2 concerts and workshops, at Bunnell Gallery, and Jazz in the Cove, Friday and Saturday, July 6th & 7th.
Wall Street Jazz Festival
In 2003, Peggy co-founded the widely acclaimed Wall Street Jazz Festival – “where the traditions meet the progressives, and all the leaders are women”. The Festival is in its ninth year, and will be held on August 31st/September 1st, 2012. This year’s festival will feature Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Natalie Cressman (trombone), Chris McNulty (vocals), Dena Derose (piano), Sue terry (sax), and many more! More information can be found at wallstreetjazzfestival.com.
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