Photo by Derrel Todd
Jazz Urbane Cafe returns to the ICA with a very special evening of Boston’s star-powered musicians performing the music of female jazz composers. Featuring renowned violinist Chelsey Green and the Jazz Urbane Imagine Orchestra, led by Dr. Bill Banfield, the concert celebrates the music and artistry of some of the most respected and critically acclaimed women writing jazz today. Hear the sounds of the Jazz Urbane Cafe opening soon in Nubian Square, a vibrant new venue blending performing arts and local cuisine in celebration of Boston’s musical history.
Presented in collaboration with the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice
About Chelsey Green
With performances often described as passionate, vivacious, electrifying, and innovative, Billboard-charting international recording artist Chelsey Green brings the vibrancy of violin and viola playing and unique, rich vocals to worldwide audiences in a whole new way.
A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Chelsey Green was born into a family of jazz and funk musicians and started her performance career as a violinist at age 5. Dr. Green went on to receive a scholarship for classical viola studies at The University of Texas at Austin where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Continuing her studies, she received a Master’s degree from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland College Park. In August 2017, Dr. Green was appointed Associate Professor in the String Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and recently served as Acting Chair for the Spring 2021 term.
Classically soloing in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall at age 16, Chelsey’s varied performance resume includes performances at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, CBS Late Show, NPR Tiny Desk, the opening of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Essence Music Festival, Capital Jazz SuperCruise, Port-Au-Prince International Jazz Festival, Kuwait National Opera House, Seabreeze Jazz Festival and many more.
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