Dawn Clement Quintet: Tempest
3/4/2020, 3/11/2020, 3/25/2020
Pianist/Vocalist/Composer Dawn Clement expands into contemporary pop with her project Tempest, a melodic narrative that tenderly reflects on themes such as passages, struggle, redemption and love. Ethereal vocals, delicate tension and elegant harmonies create a dreamy intimacy and the lyrics, with references to nature, color and light, evoke a sense of spacious optimism.
“Ahmad Jamal playing duets with Blossom Dearie, except they’re in modern-day Brooklyn having drinks with Dirty Projectors and Sufjan Stevens” - Charlie Smith (Studio Nels/Nels Hotel)
Dawn Clement - piano and vocals, Dave Devine - guitar, Seth Lewis - bass, Dru Heller - drums, Tania Katz - background vocals and electronics
Pianist/Vocalist/Composer Dawn Clement has established herself as one of the most sought after musicians working today. With her joyful presence, consummate technique and distinctive sound, Clement has gained the attention and respect of musicians, critics and fans through the US and abroad. “In all this world of jazz, there are very few individual voices, no matter what the instrument, but Dawn has come up with a voice that’s unique…” says legendary jazz trombonist Julian Priester. With 5 CD’s under her belt, not to mention appearing as side woman on Jane Ira Bloom’s latest release “Wild Lines” and Emi Meyer’s “Monochrome”, Dawn has been hailed as the “Wonder Woman of Seattle” by Paul DeBarros (Seattle Times). Downbeat says “The revelation is Dawn Clement’s piano, always ready with the lyricism or structure the moment needs. With her newest release, Tandem, she explores the magic of musical pairs with some of her closest musical cohorts. Dawn has recently re-located from the Pacific Northwest to Denver, Colorado to take on the new role of Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of the Jazz and American Music Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in Music Composition from Vermont College of the Arts. When she is not playing, composing, touring, or teaching, Clement lives in Denver with her husband and three children, Noah, Elvin, and Adele.
A $10 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!
Weekday Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm