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The Rose Quintet: Honoring Women Composers & Lyricists

February 24 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm


The Rose Quintet: Honoring Women Composers & Lyricists

Jean Lenke’s Rose Quintet celebrates the many wonderful women composers and lyricists that have contributed to our extensive Jazz & Popular Music Catalogue!Each concert highlights music from the early 20th century to today, and is presented by some of the area’s most talented Jazz musicians. Music selections for Stage 7 Pianos Show will include pieces written by Dorothy Fields, Mary Lou Williams, Marian MacPartland, Abbey Lincoln, Dolly Parton, Lizz Wright, Joni Mitchell, K.D. Lang, Billy Holiday, and so many more including original works by members of the quintet.With performance collaboratives based in Seattle & Philadelphia, The Red Rose Project honors women composers and lyricists through Classic Jazz performance and anecdotal HerStories. Songwriters highlighted include Dorothy Fields, Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell, Marilyn Bergman, Abbey Lincoln, Liz Wright, Sandy Denny, Siedah Garrett, Nora Beys, Alice Coltrane, Carla Bley, Marylou Williams, Peggy Lee, Marian McPartland, Flora Purim, Anita Baker and many more. Drawing from more than 100 years of Jazz standards, popular music, and their own original compositions, the shows are truly magical.The Red Rose Project takes their name in honor of victorian mural artist Violet Oakley and her Red Rose Girls who in the early 1900’s chose to live and work together in solidarity, their art. We don’t live together, but do love working together and love playing great music written by women!Featuring exceptional Jazz musicians our “Celebrate Women!” shows are a great choice for festivals, special concert performances, summer stages, school presentations, and private events.Led by vocalist Jean Lenke, the west coast based Red Rose Quintet performs in the greater Seattle & Puget Sound area as well as OR & Western Canada. The East Coast Roses are led by percussionist Karen Smith and available in the greater Philadelphia area, PA, DE, NJ, NY, MD

$20 cash cover. Students $10 with ID at the door. Refreshments Available.


Stage 7 Pianos
12037 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034 United States
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