The Healing Sessions
Shirazette Tinnin and the Sonic WallPaper Band
Plus special guests
Livestream concert at Christ Church Bronxville
via FB Live at https://www.facebook.com/shirazette.tinnin
And at 18thstreet.org/event/thehealingsessions (livestream will embed on this page – please bookmark!)
November 7, 2020 at 5 PM PST | 8 PM EST
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New York City based musician Shirazette Tinnin will perform selections from her new album as well as favorites from her Sonic WallPaper Band via livestream concert from Christ Church Bronxville in New York City on November 7, 2020 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST. This concert will be co-sponsored by Christ Church Bronxville and the historic World Stage in LA’s Leimert Park.
The Sonic WallPaper Band includes Seth Johnson, Nimrod Speaks, Steffanie Christian Mosley, ArcoIris Sandoval, Christopher McBride, Corey Wallace, Charisa Rowe, Chanon Judson, Katty Rodriguez, and Miki Hayama.
As a nationally renowned Jazz drummer, Tinnin was selected as 18th Street Arts Center’s 2020 Make Jazz Fellow for emerging Jazz composers. During her three-month stay in one of 18th Street’s spacious live/work studios, which was cut short by the COVID-19 shutdown, Tinnin composed a new album about her time in Santa Monica, intermingled with how she has navigated a recent period of intense grief after the passing of her father three years ago, and her mother just this past June. This reflective process intensified as she returned to New York to quarantine, and the work that came out of it is layered with sadness, joy, and hope.
“I am thinking of this album as The Healing Sessions and it’s about expressing the complex hills and valleys of grief. In a way, this is giving me time to mourn, to mourn through music.”
Generously funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation, Tinnin is the 10th Make Jazz Fellow to come through 18th Street Arts Center. Alums like Teddy Raven, Tomeka Reid, Marquis Hill, Tabari Lake, and Samantha Boshnack have gone on to produce exciting new Jazz sounds and original albums to great renown, forming the next generation and evolution of Jazz in America.
18th Street Arts Center annually hosts its Make Jazz Fellowship, awarded to a jazz composer for a three-month, fully funded residency. This opportunity is for an individual jazz artist to advance or complete a body of original compositions. For three months the Make Jazz Fellow lives and works among artists in sunny Santa Monica, California. The award supports the artist by providing a monthly stipend, a furnished live-in studio, and arranged opportunities to inspire Jazz students in partnership with Los Angeles-area colleges and universities.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Fulbright Scholar, drummer, educator, clinician, author and health coach Shirazette Tinnin was born and raised in North Carolina. Currently residing in New York City, Shirazette performs and tours frequently with premier bands and artists such as the Allan Harris Group, Tia Fuller Quartet, The Mimi Jones Band, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble, and many others. Shirazette is also the leader of her own projects including the Shirazette and Sonic WallPaper Fusion Band (formally known as The Shirazette Experiment) and The Blue Popped Culture Trio.