JANA HERZEN & CHARNETT MOFFETT at Music Millennium, 2/16!
JANA HERZEN & CHARNETT MOFFETT
MUSIC MILLENNIUM – 3158 E BURNSIDE - 503-231-8926
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, TIME: 6PM
Many jazz aficionados only know Jana Herzen as the founder and president of the multi-Grammy winning Motéma label. Under her stewardship, Motéma has advocated for artists Gregory Porter, Geri Allen, Rene Marie, Joey Alexander, Randy Weston, Monty Alexander, Pedrito Martinez and dozens of other dynamic and virtuosic composer/performers. What many may not realize, however, is that Ms. Herzen, whose initial professional life was in the theater, is a seasoned performer and instrumentalist with quite a talent for singing and songwriting. Her cd, Passion of a Lonely Heart, featuring renowned bassist Charnett Moffett has gained international raves and a feature in Downbeat.
Whether as the leader or in a supportive role, Charnett Moffett’s intense and energetic solos inspire audience ovations around the world. Whether touring with his band or with his show-stopping solo bass project, Solo Bass Works, Charnett’s astounding virtuosity and heartfelt approach to performing have made him a favorite at jazz festivals worldwide.
Appearing on over 200 recordings, Charnett Moffett is a veritable bass legend and has one of the most distinguished careers in jazz. His father, Charles was the drummer for the late great Ornette Coleman, which led to Charnett being raised among jazz royalty and being exposed to adventurous musical sounds even from the womb which may explain his intense and relentless creativity.