* Heidi Martin: ‘Abbey!’

When:
September 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
2015-09-24T20:00:00-04:00
2015-09-24T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
USA
Cost:
$25

The vocalist Heidi Martin is among D.C.’s treasures. She emits messages complex but clear, with an essence of ensconced resilience that hints at Billie Holiday, and a quavering force not unlike Joni Mitchell’s. But as a poet and a thinker she’s most closely linked to Abbey Lincoln, whose ear was always equally attuned to sensuality and justice. You want to hear Martin treat her hero’s material; there’s something captivating about their connection. In this program, Martin will be doing it in full: reading Lincoln’s poetry, plus quotes transcribed from interviews, and singing a full program of Lincoln’s original music.

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Giovanni Russonello

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at [email protected] Read him at giovannirussonello.com or nytimes.com/by/giovanni-russonello. Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.


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