Live Musical Performances: The Stairwell Singers, Tuesday, 11/28, 6-7pmThe Everett Cafe Music Program sponsors performances by TC student and affiliated musicians. Come enjoy a variety of genres and styles!
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Ann Teed is a doctoral student in Visual Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, Ann has played at the American Museum of Natural History, Emelin Theater, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Albany Tulip Festival, First Night Troy, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts, and hundreds more festivals, community events, and music venues.
Angelica Tran is a master’s student in the Arts Administration program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been playing the clarinet for about 15 years, and she enjoys sharing her passion for music with others. Before coming to TC, she taught music in Orlando, Florida. While studying music at Florida State University, Angelica performed with various ensembles around campus, and continued to perform in the community thereafter. She is currently a member of the Columbia University Orchestra.
Jazz vocalist Melissa Shetler grew up immersed in music. “She has a really unique sound. A little swinger!” says Sheila Jordan. As the child of two working musicians, she was exposed to a wide variety of musical styles. At 12, she took to the stage, singing with her mother and father in their various bands. Now a performer in her own right, her voice has matured into a sultry, smoky, bluesy style that is equally at home singing swing tunes or salsa. She believes deeply in the lyrics of a tune, delivering them rich in double meanings and sly inferences. Taking the cue of great jazz and blues singers of the past, she continues in the tradition of telling the stories through each song she sings. Famous with her fellow musicians for her rock solid sense of rhythm and innovative phrasing, Melissa has performed with such greats as Seleno Clark, Mundell Lowe, Ray Barreto and trumpet virtuoso Jeremy Pelt. Since moving to New York, Melissa has taken the stage all over the city; Smoke, The Lenox Lounge, Swing 46, Dizzy’s, Detour, and the Jazz Standard to name a few. Through her travels to Mexico, Central America, South Africa, and Cuba she has expanded her repertoire from the Great American Songbook to include bossas, boleros, and South African township music.
"Kambujo" was born after three musicians with different musical backgrounds and experiences came together to share a common goal: to create and re-create on the basis of Peruvian music and jazz. Therefore Kambujo became a mean of expression and appraisal of their own living culture that is nurtured and transformed over time.
The Stairwell Singers are a new vocal ensemble group of Teachers College students who are passionate about music and collaboration. Instead of predetermined concert repertoire, members of The Stairwell Singers have the opportunity to suggest and lead songs that they want share with the community. You'll hear them performing classic pieces, new arrangements of popular songs, and pieces that explore the human voice. If you find yourself in Horace Mann on Tuesday evenings, you may even find them rehearsing in an unorthodox space that happens to have amazing acoustics...the stairwell.
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