For forty years, pianist, composer and Fulbright Scholar Armen Donelian has distinguished himself as a performer, recording artist, educator and author. In 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle and Far East, he has appeared since 1975 as a featured solo pianist, leader of his own quintet and trio, and with Jazz legends including Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Mongo Santamaria and Billy Harper. Donelian’s distinctive music blends diverse influences including his Armenian origin, his Classical technique and his association with some of the biggest names in Jazz.
Wanda Houston is a professional singer, actress and song stylist who has traveled the stages of the world searching for the perfect song and performance. Her travels brought her to The Berkshires in 2001 where she has continued to "search" in Musical Theatre, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Blues, Folk and Rock-'n-Roll.
Berkshire-born lyricist and producer Jackson Whalan returns to The Barn on Thursday, August 29th for a night of deep and danceable hip-hop grooves, reverse-engineered beats, live improvisation, freestyle, and revolutionary rap, joined by his live band and special guests. Learn more at www.jacksonwhalan.com Jackson Whalan - vocals and samples Brandon Lewis - drums Brian Ross - bass Ian Evans - keys Tyler Gasek - saxophone Ian Stewart - trumpet Other guest musicians TBD!