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We’ve got a great “two-fer” lined up for you — Isabel Stover and Kemp Harris. Each will offer a jam-packed set with their own talented bandmates. And, I’m told there’ll be a bit a mash up at the end of the night.
Isabel Stover is a Boston-based Jazz vocalist and storyteller who puts on a “heartfelt, warm, and vibrant show packed to the gills with soul.” Stover has a fearless willingness to connect with her audience, by using all the places in her soft, yet penetratingly powerful voice, she does this thoughtfully and purposely as a way of delivering the experience, the message and emotions to her listeners. This combined with her perfectly balanced tone and mastery of phrasing is the core of her appeal. A West Coast transplant, Stover honed her vocal chops under the direct mentoring of San Francisco based Mark Murphy disciples. Stover continues to channel the laid-back style of her West Coast contemporaries, in a manner akin to Diana Krall, Norah Jones and Jane Monheit. Her carefully crafted repertoire is a collaboration between Stover and her quartet of talented musicians, guitarist Steven Kirby, bassist Mark Poniatowski, pianist Mark Shilansky and drummer Mike Connors.
Kemp Harris defies categorization. He is a singer and songwriter; a master weaver of American musical styles. He’s also an actor, activist, author, and storyteller, and an award-winning educator. Kemp has acted in numerous films and TV shows such as SMILF (Showtime), and is comfortable sharing the stage with artists including Taj Mahal, Koko Taylor, and Gil Scott-Heron, as well as performing shows with his smokin' band. He wrote and performed “If Loneliness Was Black” for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Complexions Dance Company. Kemp has also composed for WGBH Public Television/Boston. Kemp's powers of observation, his unique gift for shining a light on our modern world and what it means to be alive in these times, have only deepened over a lifetime devoted to the most basic and profound of pursuits — genuine human connection. Whether he’s in the classroom, on a film set, leading a workshop, or performing on the concert stage, at the end of the day, Kemp says, “I’m an old black man telling stories and spreading the love.”
"Kemp creates an experience for the audience that is personal and moving."
— Ron Olesko, The Folk Music Notebook / WFDU
"Kemp Harris is a thief, a tease and a heartbreaker. He knows too much. And it’s all right there when he sings… beautifully there. He’ll take your breath away.“
— NPR, ‘On Point’
- Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 8pm
- Full bar • Table service • Snack plates for sale
- Order dinner in one of Maynard’s many fine restaurants and bring it with you
- Tickets $18/advance, $22/door
- For your safety and the safety of the other patrons, performers and venue staff, proof of vaccination is required for this event. (Click here for more information.)