The New York City based Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble, a genre bending ensemble that performs original music rooted in jazz, classical, folk, and pop, will kick off its east coast tour with a performance at The Stone Church in Brattleboro, Vermont on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm. The Ensemble’s tour continues with performances at Kaji Aso in Boston on Friday, June 11 and at Baltimore’s An Die Musik on Saturday, June 12.
Poised to release their first CD, The Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble has received enthusiastic praise from music fans and critics alike. The group features Jody Redhage on cello and vocals, violinist Zach Brock, and pianist Steve Hudson.
Praised by Keyboard Magazine for his “exquisite compositions” and for the “quest for beauty in his lines that evoke the masters,” Steve Hudson maintains a busy performance schedule with performances in the US, Canada, and Europe with his chamber ensemble and other projects. Steve is cofounder of Outer Bridge Ensemble (OBE), a collective of musicians whose experimental yet groove oriented works are featured in three recordings. In 2004 and 2009 the group received funding from the Canada Council to tour Canada. Hudson was a finalist in the International Song Writing Competition for his composition “Mingus Moon.” Several of his original works for OBE were recently recorded and featured on CBC radio’s web site. He is presently composing an extended suite with saxophonist Claire Daly to be premiered in 2011 at the Juneau Jazz Classics in Alaska. For the summer of 2010, Steve will be touring Canada with OBE, opening for Cedar Walton and Roy Hargrove at the Calgary Jazz Festival, and Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. In addition to performance work, Hudson teaches music at Raritan Valley Community College, the Arts Council of Princeton, and performs outreach concerts in NYC for Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Violinist Zach Brock has collaborated with artists such as bassist Stanley Clarke, Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Mose Allison, Kurt Elling, Chris Potter, and The Mahavishnu Project. Cellist Jody Redhage is a rising star on the chamber and new music scene and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has collaborated with members of the Tokyo String Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Neil Diamond. Drummer/percussionist.