Yo Mama w/ Special Guest Anisha Rush

Yo Mama w/ Special Guest Anisha Rush

Thu, June 29, 2017

7:00 pm


Annie Booth - piano
Anisha Rush - saxophone
Kim Bird - bass
Clare Church - drums

Yo Mama w/ Special Guest Anisha Rush
Yo Mama w/ Special Guest Anisha Rush
Longtime Denver jazz musician Clare Church has assembled a band of strong, creative women in this new group she whimsically calls, Yo Mama!.
Clare has played with the likes of Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Nancy Wilson, and Mel Torme, and has been co leader of three CD projects: Lewis and Church Quintet’s Expeditions, Polarity’s King of Hearts, and Lewis and Church Expeditions’ I’ll Fly Away.

Clare Church: “At first, I hoped to just recognize and feature some great female musicians. I thought we might play some standards, perhaps a few arrangements, and that would be it. But then we got together, and everyone brought their own writing, or the writing of someone important to them, and now it seems we have more of a composer/performer consortium.”

The compositions are unique representations of each musician’s distinctive personality, but what they have in common is deep emotional content and a desire to connect with the listener. They run the gamut from Annie Booth’s playful “Jolly Beach” or Anisha Rush’s intense “Pursuit” to Kim Bird’s poignant “Sandy Hook” or Clare Church’s fun and joyful “Simple.” There are fresh treatments of the spiritual “Motherless Child”, the standard “ Foggy Day” and even a timely and sardonic look at “From Russia with Love.” Each tune tells a story, evokes a memory, encourages reflection, or, sometimes, is just plain fun.
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202