Artwork for this CD was done by Lilia Levin, NYC
Graphics by Joseph Verhauz, NYC
All proceeds from this CD go to the Louise Harwell Rogers Piano Scholarship (my mother) at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.
EVENTS - WINTER/SPRING '09
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES FOR GENERAL PUBLIC:
Sunday, April 26 – Bowery Poetry Club for Kids, 12 noon – 1, $10 cover all ages http://www.bowerypoetry.com
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!
Wednesday, April 22 – Annual “For Those We Love” jazz concert to benefit New York City Alzheimer's Chapter. Concert features Paquito D'Rivera, Jane Monheit, New York Voices and Louise Rogers!
Early Bird Special ends March 15!! Buy your tickets now at www.alznyc.org
LOUISE'S WINTER/SPRING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SCHEDULE
January: The Brearly School, Manhattan
February 12 – Clinician with elementary, middle and high school Jazz choirs at Patchogue-Medford School district.
March: California Avenue School, Uniondale, Long Island
April/May: Woods Road Elementary, North Babylon, N.Y. ; Belmont Elementary School, West Babylon, N.Y.; Gribben Elementary, Long Island
UPCOMING IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES:
March 20 – Belmont Elementary, West Babylon
March 25 – Bayville Elementary, Bayville, N.Y.
March 6 – Shelter Rock Elementary, Manhasset, N.Y.
March 6 – Munsey Park Elementary, Manhassett, N.Y.
Thursday, April 2 - Private Concert for Jewelry Show featuring the music of Cole Porter
Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Medical Center Nursery School – ages 2 ½ – 5, Manhattan, N.Y.
Roxbury High School – jazz vocal instructor for high school students, Roxbury, N.J.
Washington Heights Jazz Choir – ages 6 – 12, Manhattan, N.Y.
Spring concert is May 2 at Cornerstone Center 189th Street and Bennett Ave, Manhattan, N.Y. free and open to the public
6:30 pm concert time
Jazzy Fairy Tales
performed by Louise Rogers and Rick Strong
Written by Louise Rogers and Susan Milligan
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
January 23 – January 30
Rick and Louise are off to Illinois for a week of Performances, workshops and clinics.
We'll be in Normal, Bloomington, Peoria area.
Louise will be presenting 2 sessions at NJMEA Feb 20 and 21
Here's what's happening -
Feb 20: The National Standard of Improvisation: Louise Rogers, Lorraine Lynch and members of the Roxbury High School Revelations and Classic Sounds.
Feb 21: Extraordinary People Doing Ordinary Things: Louise Rogers and Dr. Kim McCord
For more info: www.njmea.org
Thanks to everyone for making our Jazzy Fairy Tales CD release at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle NYC a smashing success and so much fun! Love you all!
And check out Bop Boo Day! The youngest of children will learn about the jazz greats through songs, poems and stories.
Louise Rogers and Rick Strong are a voice and bass duo who live in New York City. They can be seen regularly at various clubs in and around the city.
"The idea of a small ensemble had always interested us. We were drawn to and fell in love with the bass and voice concept: the intimacy, the space, and the woody, organic, acoustic sound. The songs on this CD were carefully chosen. We looked for pieces that were interesting, funny, or simply beautiful and that lent themselves to this instrumentation. We hope you enjoy listening to this CD as much as we enjoyed recording it."
".. the most joyously encouraging way of expanding the audience for jazz I've heard is the work of jazz singer - educator Louise Rogers"
"Establishes a new relationship between bass and voice...reminiscent of Tuck and Patti...you will long to hear this CD"
Kim Nazarian - New York Voices
"Masterful performance...refreshing to hear...this music is exposed and draws you into it."
Jerry Bergonzi - Internationally recognized jazz saxophonist and teacher
"Achieves a beautiful mood with the voice and bass."
Luciana Souza - Grammy nominated Jazz vocalist
"A wonderful innocence and a pure, unaffected quality."
Les Hooper - Arranger and composer
"Louise Rogers...great chops and a warm, witty approach to song..." Andrew Rowan - All About Jazz, New York
"Louise possesses a voice of subtlety and strength. Rick has a beautiful rich tone on both upright and electric basses. My favorite moments come when Louise and Rick are doubling each other on swinging chromatic phrases, making them sound like one instrument instead of two, completely locked in to what the other is doing."
Peter Eldridge - member of the Grammy award winning vocal group New York Voices.
"Louise has a voice that will reach right out and touch your heart - and won't let go ... smooth, yet full of verve and life! ... highly recommended!"
Improvijazzation Nation issue #71
"the musical symbiosis between Louise & Rick are such that their musical collaborative idea works beautifully."
George W. Carroll/The Musicians' Ombudsman
"Fluid singing and playing mark out this duo set by husband and wife team, Louise Rogers and Rick Strong ...they blend with seamless authority in this attractive selection of songs. " Bruce Crowther The Encyclopedia of Popular Music www.swing2bop.com/reviews2.html