NEW YORK SINGER/SONGWRITER HEATHER MASSE AND JAZZ PIANIST JED WILSON JOIN THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC A
(Tuesday, March 6, Orlando, Fla.) – Heather Masse and Jed Wilson are performing a series of new original songs as part of the Women In Song Series at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32803. They will be joined by a string quartet from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Although trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer, New York singer/songwriter Heather Masse is equally versed in a variety of American song traditions, which influences her more prevalent work in folk, pop, and bluegrass.
A member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. She has been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, both as a solo performer and as a member of The Jennys. On the show, she has collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, and Emmylou Harris.
Jed Wilson grew up in Gladstone, Oregon and began studying piano at a young age. As a teenager, Wilson was an active performer on the Portland jazz scene at haunts such as the Typhoon Lounge, and won prestigious awards (including Downbeat Magazine’s ‘Best High School Jazz Soloist’ honor three years in a row). He received a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory, where he performed in a long-standing musical partnership with jazz vocalist Dominique Eade.
The Concert Sponsor is Dr. Mary Palmer and the Accommodations Sponsor is Aloft Hotels. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, and sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.
Single tickets are available starting at $22 in advance and $27 at the door and can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071, or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ticket prices subject to change.)
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and comprised of accomplished musicians from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the FAIRWINDS Classics and Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater and its Sounds of Summer, Focus and Women in Song Series at The Plaza Live. Known for its artistic excellence and community collaboration, the Philharmonic presents more than 150 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform in Steinmetz Hall when it opens in 2020. Learn more at OrlandoPhil.org.
About the Artists:
Heather Masse – http://heathermasse.com/bio/
Jed Wilson – Pianist Jed Wilson first gained attention for his musical abilities as a teenager on the Portland, Oregon jazz scene. A lifelong student of the art of accompaniment, he may be best known for his collaboration with singer Heather Masse, whom he met while both were studying at the New England Conservatory of Music, and with whom he has toured widely. He has also performed with singer Aoife O’Donovan, cellist/composer Rushad Eggleston, and guitar legend Dean Magraw. Jed lives with his family in the wilds of western Maine.
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All programs and artists are subject to change. Visit orlandophil.org for the most up-to-date information.