March 6th, 2022 7pm Stage 3
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Leslie Helpert is a long-time musical and visual artist, performer, composer and music educator, who has performed (electric/acoustic guitars, voice) in over 300 venues worldwide, from The Lino Ventura Theater in Nice, France to the Kechmara in Morocco, Primavera Sound in Barcelona to Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco. Helpert spent decades curating hundreds of tributes to legendary voices of traditional jazz internationally, recording dozens of musical pieces for various labels, lending her composition and voice to Motown/Universal records and Sundance Films and writing over 1,000 lyrical songs, plus holding resident composer titles in Bermuda and Denmark, obtaining a master’s degree in production from Berklee College of Music and developing a methodology of therapeutic vocal performance technique.
For this Rockwood show, Helpert strips all lyric and melody from “song” and joins drummer Peter Kronreif and bassist Marc Friedman in a trio of exploring long-tones and meditative sound. Truthfully, it would be best to bring a fluffy pillow and wear your pjs to this Sunday early evening show. For context, think Yoga Nidra meets music therapy meets avant-garde jazz meets Sigur Rós sans electronics, with the invitation to go inward and explore your own internal music.