Amy Tu, flute & Yevgeny Morozov, piano
TIC Gospel Choir
Sterling Strings is a boutique, New York City based, diverse group of highly trained professional musicians. All of our musicians have been trained at top music conservatories, and have been playing together for many years. Our musicians have performed in many major concert halls and venues like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, The Tonight Show, Many on and off Broadway shows, and other concert venues around the world.
We have a vast background in the events industry, and our first priority is making your day special. Sterling Strings offers Classical music as well as Pop, that spans from The Beatles to Beyoncé. Feel free to contact us for our ever growing list of repertoire.
Music Groups offered:
- Solo. (violin, viola, or cello)
- Duet (Violin and Cello)
- Trio (Violin, Viola, Cello)
- Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Cello)
Chauncey Packer trio (Tenor, Baritone, & Piano)
Liz Lang, soprano
Russell Saint John, baritone
Described as possessing..."an assured, soothing baritone" by The New York Times, Russell Saint John's lyric voice and compelling interpretations of the solo, operatic and oratorical repertoire have brought him critical acclaim in the United States and Europe.
It’s TEA TIME
This year’s literary tea party will be a celebration of Classic Children’s Literature (Winnie The Pooh, Anne of Green Gables, Beatrix Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz). Join us for a delightful afternoon of food, games, prizes, and fun. The event is free but those who bring a new unwrapped children's book for our toy drive will be entered for a chance to win a basket of book related goodies.
Registration will begin on October 17th at http://bit.ly/3Rhthnx
The Oscar nominated Impact Repertory Theatre group and The Harlem Bomb Shelter will have you on your feet, as they present music, spoken word and dance programs, inspired by this wonderful Holiday Season!
… “…Many of the strongest composer-arranger-orchestra leaders in jazz are women. Think Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider. Amina Figarova has a chance to join their company. All she needs is an orchestra. Figarova’s compositions for small ensemble have been brilliant since at least 2005, when she released September Suite, still the deepest, most powerful jazz response to the events of 9/11…” by Thomas Conrad for Stereophile Magazine
"...Hoggard's reach is extensive, full of down-home groove and essential jam, balladry as evocative as the paths he forges to get there." Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
Jay Hoggard has recorded 23 albums as a leader and has participated in more than 50 as a collaborator. His most recent recording is HARLEM HIEROGLYPHS. Noted jazz writer Owen McNally recently declared in his Jazz Corridor column for WNPR.org: “ Hoggard has created a triumphant jazz album, a dramatic showcase for his diverse composing skills… While the standards get royal treatment, Hoggard’s originals are the album’s crown jewels. Among these are the celebratory rent party special, "Harlem Jazzbirds Swingin’ and Swayin’"; "Sonic Hieroglyphs," an ode to jazz’s sophisticated sonic semiotics, signs and symbols expressing the sweet and bittersweet mysteries of life, and Disposable Consumption, landscaped with brilliant corners and a mysterious motif of sharp consciousness morphing in and out of an edgy, subconscious dream state… “
Jay’s other recordings on the JHVM label, THE RIGHT PLACE, SONGS OF SPIRITUAL LOVE, SWING ‘EM GATES, SOULAR POWER, CHRISTMAS VIBES ALL THRU THE YEAR, and SOLO FROM TWO SIDES, give listeners an opportunity to experience the many sides of this significant and vital musician.
Jay Hoggard has been commissioned as a composer in various contexts. His most recent collaboration was STORIED PLACES, premiered at the Wesleyan Center for the Arts in April 2016. This powerful collaboration featured dance and spoken word by choreographer Nicole Stanton and writer Lois Brown. In 2009, Jay was commissioned by dance troupe Sankofa Kuumba and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra to write THE OTHER SIDE OF THE OCEAN and LET ME MAKE IT CLEAR, which later were incorporated into the multimedia performance JOURNEY OF EMANCIPATION in 2012.
Previously, Jay collaborated with choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson by composing THE WISDOM OF THE BAOBAB TREE commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors. He was commissioned by the Hartford Festival of Jazz to compose LA TIERRA HERMOSA, dedicated to Tito Puente. He was commissioned by Wesleyan University to compose JOYFUL SWAMP and CROSSING POINT for Max Roach and percussion ensemble, and VIBARIMBALA for symphonic and jazz orchestras. As a performer, Jay has toured the globe to rave reviews, performing throughout the United States, Africa, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Asia. He led a quintet on an extensive tour sponsored by the US government to North Africa, the Middle East and India. He has performed nationally and internationally on television radio, and in premier performance venues with Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Tito Puente, Kenny Burrell, Billy Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, James Newton, Oliver Lake, Bennie Maupin, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Hilton Ruiz. Jay Hoggard is a tenured Full Professor of Music at his alma mater Wesleyan University, where he has been the director of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and has taught and mentored hundreds of students for the past 26 years.