This week, we're spotlighting the musicians involved in the production of IN PROGRESS,
a new dance piece at Le Mondo. Learn more about them below!
Thursday, May 5th
Doors: 7PM | Show: 7:30PM
Running Time: 70 minutes
Tickets: $15 HERE
ABOUT THE DANCE PIECE
Inspired by the question, "What is progress?", director Zoë Brielle Payne presents a new dance piece at Le Mondo featuring five local dancers and three live musicians.
For one night only, In Progress invites guests to reconsider the emphasis on "product" as ultimate prerogative in art. The piece instead asks audiences to see the process as progress, reveling in the small, intangible transformations that occur within the act of making and creating with others.
MEET THE MUSICIANS
Charlie Reichert Powell (@chchchcharlie_) is a guitarist, producer, and composer based in Baltimore. As a guitarist, he is embedded in the jazz and RnB scenes, explores free improvisation in various settings, and works regularly as a freelance session musician. As a producer, aside from his solo work, he works in collaboration with a wide variety of musicians, pivoting between pop, rap, alternative, J-pop, and more experimental work on top of freelance commercial work. As a composer, he has written extensively for his own group and small-group jazz settings as well as writing acousmatic/electroacoustic works and big band charts. He is currently attending Peabody Conservatory, where he studies with Matt Stevens.
Being surrounded by music ever since his childhood, there is no question as to why Claudio Silva (@claudiocsilva_) has such an affinity for music. At 19 years old and studying at the Peabody Conservatory, Claudio has already played with some names like Marcus Roberts, Emmet Cohen, Russell Hall, Warren WOlf, Javon Jackson, Jason Marsalis, Greg Gisbert, Michael Dease and many more. Starting provate drum lessons at age 7 with Ettiene Fuentes Jr. (who played with Arturo Sandoval, Chayanne and many more), Claudio soon realized that he was very passionate about music. Attending the New World School of the Arts gave him the opportunity to perform at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Reno and New Orleans. There he was selected for the Herbie Hancock Institute Peer to Peer All Star Jazz Sextet with Sean Jones, and open for Jazz at Lincoln Center under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. Receiving YoungArts awards 2018-2020, a Downbeat award in 2020, and now recently joining the Sean Jones Quartet. Claudio continues to work towards his craft and make new music.
Nico Wohl (@nico.wohl) is a guitarist and composer from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. During high school, he attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege for jazz guitar. In 2018 and 2019, he was a member of Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz, and played at Carnegie Hall each year he attended. With this program, he toured Europe with Dianne Reeves in 2018 and China with Kurt Elling in 2019. He is also a 2019 Youngarts finalist in jazz. Since 2019, he has attended the Peabody Conservatory, where he studies with guitarist Matthew Stevens. Although he grew up playing and studying jazz, he strives to be a musician that can blend into a large variety of musical contexts. His own composition is mainly influenced by jazz, but takes cues from Brazilian and classical music, among other styles.