JAZZ LINKS JAM SESSION 5PM-7PM (FREE CONCERT)///VOCALIST PETRA VAN NUIS AND PIANIST DENNIS LUXION CD RELEASE “Because We’re Night People”

October 10, 2018
8PM & 10pm
$10/$5 STUDENTS & MUSICIANS

“Dennis and Petra are two singular souls allied by a deep purpose, to make us feel, to make us remember our nocturnal lives in their songs…their lovely interplay will stay with you long after the disc is over….they generously support each other but don’t interrupt each other’s utterances. You can hear them grinning at particularly felicitous turns of phrase…Petra dances over the rhythm, playing with the line, directing her own small-scale but intense dramas. Her singing is ever so sweetly based on speech patterns – her phrasing isn’t constrained by the beats on the printed page. Rather, the arcs of melody and emotion shape her idea of the lyric line. And Dennis is gracious and musically wise: his accompaniment is the Master’s Art, his introductions and solos beautiful translucent fabric hangings…this disc captures the best efforts of two inventive explorers who do their best work after the sun goes down.”

-Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives