Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert

Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert

 

Windham Hill
Winter Solstice Concert

w/ Barbara Higbie, Will Ackerman & Liz Story

Friday, December 19, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Barbara Higbie
Almost Sold Out

Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert

Three captivating artists who rose to fame recording for the Windham Hill label come together to celebrate the holiday season at SFJAZZ. The dreamy Windham Hill “new age” image doesn’t do justice to the passionate singer, pianist, fiddler and guitarist Barbara Higbie, whom writer Derk Richardson described as “a jazz pianist who can write and sing like Laura Nyro and Carol King, a prize-winning folk fiddler who will interpret a John Coltrane tune through a French vocal.” Higbie, whose musical associates have included Bonnie Raitt, Bobby McFerrin and Carlos Santana, put together this Winter Solstice ensemble with GRAMMY-nominated pianist Liz Story and the guitar playing Windham Hill label founder, Will Ackerman. Story’s original compositions draw on influences as various as Claude Debussy, Scott Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and Bill Evans, whose performance at New York’s Village Gate Story cites as a life-changing experience. She has recorded a dozen albums and has been a regular contributor to Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice releases. Ackerman is a gifted Bay Area-raised guitarist whose self-produced 1976 debut record was successful enough for him to start his own label, and the rest, as they say, is history. Of this show, Higbie says “It's a show made for people who want to celebrate the season in their own unique way.”

Artist Personnel

Will Ackerman guitar
Barbara Higbie piano, violin, vocals
Liz Story piano
Todd Boston guitar
Lewis Patzner cello

"(Barbara Higbie is) one of the most exciting musicians I have heard " — San Francisco Chronicle
"(Liz Story's) marvelously lissome performance and compositional style place her right up there with Keith Jarrett and John Jarvis… " — People
"The music of Will Ackerman has a timeless introspection that has made it so enduring. " — Billboard