Sun, Apr 24|
Janelle Gill & Amadou Kouyate Duo @ Palisades Hub
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL...$15
Time & Location
Apr 24, 5:00 PM – Apr 25, 5:00 PM
Palisades Hub, 5200 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
About the Event
Doors open 4:30 pm
Concert starts 5:00 pm
Piano and kora duets by two of the region's best musicians.
Palisades Hub is located at Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016
A native Washingtonian, Janelle Gill (left) began her musical path at the age of 5 when, aspiring to a career as a concert pianist, she began taking piano lessons based on the popular Suzuki method of piano instruction. As a middle school student, Janelle was introduced to jazz by Delfeayo Marsalis during a workshop he performed at her school. She continued her studies at the famed Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the guidance of saxophonist Davey Yarborough and Howard University under the tutelage of Dr. Raymond Jackson and Charles Covington. Janelle has performed with Oliver Lake, The Blackbyrds, Delfeayo Marsalis, David Murray and many local artists such as Marshall Keys, Kenny Rittenhouse, Nasar Abadey and Will Smith. She can be heard on recordings by Kenny Rittenhouse, Mauro Marcondes, Kris Funn and Will Smith; with the promise of more recordings as her career continues to blossom. Currently Janelle teaches piano and is working on writing and preparing music for her debut recording.
Continuing the musical lineage of his father’s heritage, Amadou performs a musical montage on the 21-string kora and rhythmic presentations on djembe and koutiro drums. His repertoire ranges from traditional songs of the 13th century to contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz riffs. In addition to his solo work, Amadou collaborates and performs with artists nationally and internationally, also with his world rock ensemble Proper SKANKS, and with Farafina Kan, WEEDOU Everything! and the Kouyate Family/Memory of African Culture. Selected credits include performances at The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, Bristol Academy and Isle of White (England), Tim Festival (Brazil), and Baltimore Rhythm Festival. He was an Adjunct Lecturer of African music and ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland as well as Director of the African Drum Ensemble. He has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with both Montgomery College and the renowned Strathmore Music Center and is currently on faculty at American University, UMBC and Goucher College.
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL...$15 Advanced / $20 on Day-Of