Concert with violinist Helen Sherrah-Davies

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
First Parish Church, Concord, MA
Helen Sherrah-Davies

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Steven Kirby and Ed Lucie

Five-string violinist Helen Sherrah-Davies presents jazz-infected, trans-stylistic and synaesthetic-inspired eclectic originals…We invite you to join us on a creative journey that will include Cats, Candles, Light and Dark, and Elemental Paradox. Helen is honored to be joined by the “folkloric elegance” of guitarist Steve Kirby, and the outstanding bassist Ed Lucie – both faculty members from Berklee College of Music.  Read more...

After many years as a classical performer and educator in her native Britain, Sherrah-Davies relocated to Boston and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2008 (Summa Cum Laude) with the “most valuable player” award, winning praise as “one of Berklee’s most original voices.” She then gained a Masters in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory and is now an Assistant Professor in the Harmony Department at Berklee.

Her international credits include recording with Herbie Flowers (Sky/T Rex) in the UK; performing with Jon Lord (Deep Purple) in Switzerland; at the wedding of “Posh Spice” to David Beckham in Ireland; Montepulciano Opera Festival Orchestra in Italy; an International Music Festival in the West Bank Palestine in 2011 - also teaching at Al Kamandjati in Ramallah. Her stateside credits include performing and recording with Mimi Rabson’s "Strings Theory Trio," singer song-writer Alan Williams’ “Birdsong at Morning,” and the Boston-based Jazz Composers Alliance. Summer 2012 saw her explore microtonal notes between “the notes” with monster guitarist Dave “Fuze” Fiuczynski’s unique “Planet Microjam Institute” at the Jazz Festival in Genoa, Italy, and in 2016 with the Splash Point All Stars at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.  Her debut recording as lead, "StarStuff," an album of jazz-infected, synaesthetic inspired and trans-stylistic originals, was born in 2009: "A richly beautiful album.  In a league-of-its-own brilliance" (Neal Richardson, Splash Point Music, UK).

StarStuff, album by Helen Sherrah-Davies