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Thursday, Dec 3rd 2020 @ 7pm

American Patchwork Quartet

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American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) is on a mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American Roots Music. Highly acclaimed artists Falu Shah (vocals), Clay Ross (guitar/vocals), Clarence Penn (drums) and Yasushi Nakamura (bass) showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America’s past. 

 

 

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American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) is on a mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American Roots Music. Highly acclaimed artists Falu Shah (vocals), Clay Ross (guitar/vocals), Clarence Penn (drums) and Yasushi Nakamura (bass) showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America’s past.

Clay Ross is a Grammy Award-winning artist and the founder of the Billboard chart topping band Ranky Tanky. A native of South Carolina, Ross moved to NYC in 2002 and has since collaborated with artists as diverse as Gregory Porter, Cyro Baptista, Snarky Puppy, and Bobby McFerrin. Winning multiple grants through the U.S. State Department, he has toured worldwide in over 30 countries as a Cultural Ambassador.

Falu Shah is a Grammy Award-nominated artist known for her rare ability to seamlessly blend western styles with a formidable vocal talent shaped by years of rigorous study in the Jaipur classical musical tradition of her native Bombay, India. Falu moved to the United States in 2000 and her subsequent career has led to a series of high profile collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef Jean, Philip Glass, Ricky Martin, Blues Traveler, A. R. Rahman, and more. Falu has been named one of the 20 most influential global Indian women by the Economic Times of India and won the Women Icons of India award in Mumbai. She has also performed for President Obama in the White House.

Clarence Penn is a three-time Grammy Award-winning artist, one of the most sought after drummers in the world, a leader of multiple bands, a composer, a prolific producer, and an educator. Since 1991, when he arrived in New York City, Penn has placed his unique blend of mega-chops, keen intellect, and heady musicianship at the service of a staggering array of A-list artists including Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Stanley Clarke, Michael Brecker, Dave Douglas, and Fourplay.

Yasushi Nakamura is one of the most commanding voices on bass today. Born in Tokyo, he moved to the United States at age nine and considers both places home. Nakamura received a BA in Jazz Performance from Berklee School of Music and was awarded a full scholarship to Juilliard. In 2016, Nakamura released his first album “A Lifetime Treasure” and in 2017 his second album “Hometown,” was awarded “Album of the Year” in JazzLife magazine.

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