Rebecca Martin’s Collaborative Group “TILLERY” with Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens Host Master Class Series in Boston, MA. in December, 2012.

Gretchen Parlato, Rebecca Martin and Becca Stevens of Tillery. Photo Credit: John Rogers.

Follow this LINK to sign-up for the Tillery Master Class Series in Boston, MA. 

TILLERY, a group that features a collaboration between Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, has organized an entire weekend of master classes in the financial district of Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd, 2012.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of four master classes that include topics such as songwriting, band leading, performance, and sharing songs or song ideas in an intimate setting with the three renowned and accomplished musicians.

Students will become inspired and meet new friends in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere.  Each master class is three hours in length and start at $150.00.

Sign-up for two or more to enjoy discounted classes. Students who apply for all four will receive a ticket to a private Tillery concert on Sunday, December 2nd at 8:00pm (limit one ticket per student).

For more information contact: tillerymusic1@gmail.com or visit www.tillerygals.com 

WHAT
TILLERY Masterclass Series

WHO
TILLERY is Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens

WHERE
Financial district, Boston, Massachuetts
* The location, hotel accommodations and directions will be sent to each paying student. All accommodations are not included *

WHEN
Saturday, December 1st and Sunday December 2nd, 2012 

FEES

Sign-up for ONE 
$150.00

Sign-up for any TWO
$275.00  (save $25)

Sign-up for any THREE
$375.00  (save $50)

Sign-up for all FOUR
$450.00  (save $75)
** Students who sign-up for all four master classes will also receive one ticket to a private “Tillery” performance on Saturday, December 1st! **

 

(1)   Saturday, December 1st, 2012: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Methods and process of songwriting.

“Methods and Process of Songwriting” will take participants on a journey through the musical paths and varied songwriting methods of Tillery’s Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens.  This revealing lecture with Q&A will enlighten and inspire through a range of topics that include early musical experiences, writers block, breakthroughs, connecting your creative work to your daily life and finding your true voice. 

(2)   Saturday, December 1st  3:00pm – 6:00pm
Methods in Practice.

 “Methods in Practice” guides participants through several unique songwriting processes with hands on writing and composing exercises done individually and in collective groups. Guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing!

(3)   Sunday, December 2nd  11:00am – 2:00pm
Who are you really? Presenting yourself and connecting to your audience on and off stage.

“Who are you really?  Presenting yourself and connecting to your audience on and off stage” is designed to help participants become more aware of how they are presenting themselves.  The group will discuss a range of topics that include performance, band leading, speaking on stage, social media, public image, healthy living and the impact an artist can make in their local communities.  

(4)    Sunday, December 2nd  3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sharing songs with discussion and feedback

A comfortable and nurturing setting to present finished or unfinished music, songs or poems.   Participants may simply share or request valuable feedback while soaking in the creative energy of others.  Build confidence and be inspired while connecting with new friends or potential musical partnerships.

 Follow this LINK to sign-up for the Tillery Master Class Series in Boston, MA.

Tillery Master Class POLICY

Your payment in full is refundable in the event of your cancellation from the program up until November 15th, 2012. Cancellation before this date will result in a full refund minus a $10 processing fee and must be made in writing via e-mail sent to tillerymusic1@gmail.com by an adult 18 or over.   Sorry, we cannot issue any refund for cancellation requests received after November 15th.

Acclaimed Duo Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier to Perform at the Jazz Gallery in NYC and Jazz at the Atlas in Washington, DC in November. 


 


Singer Rebecca Martin and bassist Larry Grenadier will perform at the Jazz Gallery in New York City on November 6th, 2012 (their last in a residency series) and then at Jazz at the Atlas in Washington DC (in The Paul Sprenger Theatre) on Wednesday, November 7th 2012.

The duo, whose recently recorded album Twain will be released in March, 2013 on Sunnyside Records will perform original compositions and standards for the audience.

The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street in New York City.  Tickets are $20.00 and show times are 9:00pm and 10:30pm.

Jazz at the Atlas is located at 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002.  Tickets are $25.00, Students w/ID are $15.00.

A highly accomplished husband and wife team, Grenadier and Martin earned accolades from renowned critic Alain Burnet of Montreal’s La Presse wrote “In the circles of Jazz in New York…[Martin’s] approval rating has risen steadily over recent years, and for good reason. In Montreal, she still remains a secret….I will not keep it to myself: count me in!”

The Montreal Gazette’s Juan Rodriguez praised the duo as a “jewel of wife-and-husband intimacy.”

Writing in the New York Times, critic Nate Chinen recently observed that “As jazz singers go, Rebecca Martinexudes the plainest sort of poise, almost radical in its utter lack of flash.” He continued “She was unerringly faithful to the melodies of the songs, both standards and originals, but at her best she made them seem less like songs that like articulations of her state of mind.”

The New York City Jazz Record recently proclaimed that Martin is “One of the most distinctively original voices in music today.  Rebecca Martin transcends the boundaries between jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter in her performances…(Martin) marked herself as a modern-day troubadour, a musical storyteller possessed of a daring willingness to bare her soul in the telling of tales fraught with both personal and universal meaning. Alternately exuding bold confidence and delicate fragility in tone.”

For more information, contact Patrice Fehlen at September Girl, PR at 718/768-3859.

“Rebecca” (A Poem by Frank Tedesso)

“Rebecca” by the wonderful Frank Tedesso. Click on this image to hear his music.

Through the open window of the stars unknown winds blow in.
Songs dwell, incomprehensible, in the rude and beautiful language of your need.
Irresistible words scatter themselves all around you.
Your sweet rough trouble contacts me, amazes me.
The elements of your character:
Birds, winter, bare trees, a branch for me to sit in, and light, so much light.
Aching, shuddering light.
And of course, miles and miles of night.
All  these rivers criss cross your shape.
The information of the stars seeks you out.
Possessed by this dark and light, you turn in time like  night and day.
Waiting in your blood, fitfull songs kick and stir among your future events.
Somehow everything manages to go right on working
Beneath all the curious disappointments in your eyes.
But now things long abandoned wish to be born.
Listen to the sea in your veins.
Accumulate laughter and forgiveness.
Time explains herself  in births.
The stars sing in their lightning.
Crowds of words and melodies, fragments of your secrets,
Sweeps and curls of blue rain from your unpunctuated sky,
All go crackling out into the world like a letter from your dreams.
The meaning is not invisible, it is mysterious.
Like music rising from the chimney of a piano.
Like the noisy sentences of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
Making love in your lustful, poetic demanding heart…

          

 

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier at the Jazz Gallery October 16th.

NEW YORK TIMES:   As jazz singers go, Rebecca Martin exudes the plainest sort of poise, almost radical in its utter lack of flash. She appears here in the sparsest but most companionable of settings: backed only by her husband, the fine bassist Larry Grenadier. They’re playing a residency, one night a month through next month, and drawing from a forthcoming album on Sunnyside, “Twain.” At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063,jazzgallery.org; $20 cover, $10 for members. (Chinen)

On October 16th, the two will be joined by Pete Rende (Piano) and Jorge Rossy (Drums).

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier Continue Residency at the Jazz Gallery with a performance on Friday, September 7th.

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier at the Jazz Gallery in New York City in August. Photo credit: John Rogers

Singer Rebecca Martin and bassist Larry Grenadier continue their monthly residency at New York City’s Jazz Gallery through November 2012. The duo, whose recently recorded album Twain will be released in January 2013 on Sunnyside, will perform at the Gallery on September 7,  October 16, and November 6. They will perform two sets of original compositions and standards on each of the remaining three nights of the residency, at 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00. The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street (at Spring Street). Tickets can be purchased online at http://jazzgallery.org. For more information, call (212)243-1063.

On Martin and Grenadier’s performance last month at the Jazz Gallery, THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD reports: “One of the most distinctively original voices in music today, Rebecca Martin transcends the boundaries between jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter in her performances…(Martin) marked herself as a modern-day troubadour, a musical storyteller possessed of a daring willingness to bare her soul in the telling of tales fraught with both personal and universal meaning. Alternately exuding bold confidence and delicate fragility in tone…”

For more information about Rebecca Martin, contact Regina Joskow regina@missingpiecegroup.com at the Missing Piece Group, 862-234-0801.

Acclaimed Jazz Duo Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier Announce Residency At NYC’s Jazz Gallery From August Through November 2012

Singer Rebecca Martin and bassist Larry Grenadier have confirmed a monthly residency at New York City’s Jazz Gallery from August through November 2012. The duo, whose recently recorded album Twain will be released in January 2013 on Sunnyside, will perform at the Gallery on August 3, September 7,  October 16, and November 6. They will perform two sets of original compositions and standards on each of the four nights of the residency, at 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00. The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street (at Spring Street). Tickets can be purchased online at http://jazzgallery.org. For more information, call (212)243-1063.

A highly accomplished husband and wife team, Grenadier and Martin earned accolades for their recent performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival in July. Renowned critic Alain Burnet of Montreal’s La Presse wrote “In the circles of Jazz in New York…[Martin’s] approval rating has risen steadily over recent years, and for good reason. In Montreal, she still remains a secret….I will not keep it to myself: count me in!”

The Montreal Gazette’s Juan Rodriguez praised the duo as a “jewel of wife-and-husband intimacy.”

Writing in the New York Times, critic Nate Chinen recently observed that “As jazz singers go, Rebecca Martin exudes the plainest sort of poise, almost radical in its utter lack of flash.” He continued “She was unerringly faithful to the melodies of the songs, both standards and originals, but at her best she made them seem less like songs that like articulations of her state of mind.”

In his review of Martin’s 2010 When I Was Long Ago NPR Music’s Patrick Jarrenwattananon wrote “And when she gets it right – which she does pretty frequently – it’s exquisite.”

For more information about Rebecca Martin, contact Regina Joskow regina@missingpiecegroup.com at the Missing Piece Group, 862-234-0801.

Montreal Jazz Festival: Rebecca and Larry Concert Review on Radio France.

Alex Dutilh of Radio France had this to say about Rebecca and Larry’s performance in Montreal:

“The pleasure of creative festivals: find what is expected where not expected, and vice versa. For example on Tuesday evening July 3, after an exuberant James Carter and his organ quartet at Club Soda, I was spinning away from the Place des Arts to get to the Upstairs, to one of the warmest jazz clubs on the planet. The day before, the organist Dr. Lonnie Smith Jr. had set fire to the venue. Today, luxury and pleasure.

They are husband and wife. The singer and guitarist Rebecca Martin, accompanied by Larry Grenadier on bass. An album on Sunnyside presented the trio with sax Bill McHenry. This time, the original songs and standards (which she prefers to call ‘elders’) are presented “naked”.

With her eyes half closed, a resonant voice  and intimacy and confidence: Rebecca helps us to understand the backbone of the songs by giving then expressive dimension. Larry Grenadier, extends the guitar and hugs and rushes the voice of his companion. Total humility and elegance. However, this apparent simplicity is just a tremendous science. Inspiration without asperities, improvisation on a fragile thread of no return.

Joel, the owner of Upstairs beamed: 20 minutes walk from the heart of the festival, the club is filled to the brim with an incredibly friendly public silences and resonances. The club is in his image.”

Visit this LINK for more.

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier Receive Rave Reviews fresh off of their Montreal Jazz Festival Peformance

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier’s intimate performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival received critics picks throughout along with this glowing concert review from one of Canada’s most revered music critic Alain Brunet – revealing what is to come in 2013.

“In the circles of Jazz in New York, the singer (Rebecca Martin) has had critical success. Her approval rating has risen steadily over recent years, and for good reason. In Montreal, however, she still remains a secret … I will not keep it to myself.  Count me in!”    Alain Brunet, La Presse – Canada

For more, follow this link:  JAZZ FOR HUSBAND AND WIFE FOR THE BEST.  A husband and wife may share the stage. Sometimes for the worse: lather the weak part of the couple on an artistic level.  Sometimes for the better: two beings of equal value to extend their marital bond. For Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier unquestionably fall into the second category.