Live Musical Performances: The Stairwell Singers, Tuesday, 11/28, 6-7pm

Tuesday, 11/28, 6-7pm

The Everett Cafe Music Program sponsors performances by TC student and affiliated musicians. Come enjoy a variety of genres and styles! If you'd like to showcase your own talents, please contact us with your details via online support. November Music:
  • Wednesday, November 1, 5-6pm Ann Teed
  • Thursday, November 9, 6-7pm Angelica Tran
  • Wednesday, November 15, 6-7pm Melissa Shetler
  • Monday, November 27, 6-7pm (rescheduled) Kambujo
  • Tuesday, November 28, 6-7pm The Stairwell Singers
Musician Bios: 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.
  • Adriana Diaz-Donoso is a doctoral student in the Music and Music Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, an instructor for the Jazz at Lincoln Center's early childhood music program WeBop and the coordinator of the Music Explorers program at TC.
  • Pianist/Composer Mika Nishimura was born in Japan. She received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston where she graduated with Performance Bachelor's Degree. She has performed with her quartet at Monterey Jazz Festival and also appeared at various venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center. Mika has been Webop Faculty since 2008 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
  • Juan Carlos Polo is a Peruvian drummer currently living in New York. He has played and recorded with many projects of different styles and genres and shared stage with bands such as Cypress Hill, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Steel Pulse and Calle 13. He holds a Bachelor degree in Percussion from The National Conservatory of Lima and just released his debut album "Insomnio".
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. == To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

Last Updated: 9:13 am, Friday, Oct 13 , 2017