Blues Café 1610
A Baroque-Jazz Jam Session
September 20, 2020
Please note: The Music Box has regretfully reduced their kitchen operations due to the pandemic. No food will be served, but the bar is open and drinks will be available.
Apollo’s Fire vocalist and Artist-in-Residence AMANDA POWELL reveals the links between baroque music, folk, and jazz in this bistro concert. A Dowland lament morphs into a blues piece on the same theme. Shakespeare songs meet Italian folk dances and a bit of jazz in this jam session with friends Jeremy Bass on lute and Anthony Taddeo on percussion.
Concert program runs 65-70 minutes.
After buying your ticket through AF, please make a Seating Reservation at the Music Box. This is necessary due to social distancing.
[box]The Music Box is officially authorized to hold events, and has implemented a carefully designed set-up that follows Ohio health guidelines. Seating capacity is significantly reduced. Get your tickets early as this event will sell out!
In accordance with Ohio regulations, masks are required except while at your dining table. Congregating is not permitted, so plan to enjoy the show from your seat. Advance table reservations are required, and our host will seat you from the next properly distanced table.
We kindly request guests depart immediately following the concert. After the show, feel free to visit with each other outdoors, following distancing guidelines.[/box]

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Meet the Artists

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Sunday, September 20, 2020, 3:00PM
Music Box Supper Club, CLEVELAND
Doors open at 2:00pm for drinks
Amanda Powell,vocals
Jeremy Bass,lute
Anthony Taddeo,percussion

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)

soprano vocals

has been praised as “the star of the evening” (Seen and Heard International, UK) and “charismatic and theatrically arresting” (San Francisco Chronicle). A highly versatile musician, she is at home in repertoire from Monteverdi to Mozart to Ravel, and has toured internationally as soloist in baroque opera, oratorio, and crossover folk programs. Her tour performances with GRAMMY®-winning baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire (Jeannette Sorrell) include such venues as the National Concert Hall of Ireland in Dublin, the Irish National Opera House, the Aldeburgh Festival (UK), the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, and Zellerbach Hall in San Francisco, among others. Her 2019 debut as Messiah soloist with the Calgary Symphony won kudos as “the soloist of the night… singing to perfection.”

As a recording artist, Ms Powell has been featured on several Apollo’s Fire albums including Sugarloaf Mountain, Sephardic Journey, and Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain, all of which received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and debuted in the top ten on the BILLBOARD Classical Chart. Her 2015 solo debut album, Beyond Boundaries, is an intimate program of folk, jazz, and global music. She is a fluent improvisor and has collaborated with such artists as Bobby McFerrin and Sheila Jordan.


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