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Whitney Bembenek: Jazz & Others for the Beginning of Summer
June 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.
An acoustic trio of Whitney Bembenek (vocals, guitar), Graydon Peterson (bass), and Kavyesh Kaviraj (piano) put together a selection of jazz & soulful tunes to usher in this season of light, love, heat, storms and play. Come and enjoy.
Thanks to her ample experience in vocal music as well as restorative communication techniques, Whitney is known for her powerful and connective singing, personal and provocative lyrics, and her ability to “make people feel heard, safe, and connected.” She combines her skills to create unique concerts, communal singing events, and workshops for deeper, more powerful communication.
Whitney has participated in diverse vocal ensembles internationally and in the United States, such as Concentus Women’s Choir (Rochester, NY), Duo Endredo (Dominican Republic) and VocalEssence (Twin Cities, MN). Her vocal styling is often described as soulful, jazzy, and engaging, and she began singing professionally in 2009. She released her first solo EP album “Oh, the Beauty” in December 2017.
Along with her musical endeavors, Whitney holds several rich years of experience studying and facilitating various forms of restorative communication. These include Non-Violent Communication of Marshall Rosenberg, Convergent Facilitation with Miki Kashtan, and Racial Justice Dialoguing with several YWCAs across the United States.
About Thursday Vocal Night:
Thursday night features established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities vocalists.
Sarah M. Greer