Martina DaSilva & Steve Feifke Live in The Django
Where The Django downstairs in the Roxy Hotel 2 6th Avenue New York, New York 10013
Aug 16, 2018
Aug 16, 2018
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Jazz vocalist Martina DaSilva, a New York City native, captivates audiences with her signature blend of daring technical virtuosity and expressive emotional sensitivity. Drawing equally from the styles of early jazz, opera, and chamber music, her musicality transcends conventional genre labelling. As a Brazilian-American, Martina also has a passion for performing the works of Brazilian composers. DaSilva actively performs with her own group in addition to leading the jazz vocal harmony group, The Ladybugs. Martina has received high praise for her performances at the Kennedy Center, the Bern International Jazz Festival, the Blue Note Jazz Festival, the NYC Hot Jazz Festival, Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Generations in Jazz Festival, and the NY Winter Jazzfest.
Steven Feifke, born June 21st 1991, is a New York City based bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger. Feifke frequently works as a musical director, and in addition to his work within the jazz world, he has written music featured in film, television and theater, and conducts large ensemble recording sessions as well. In 2014, at age 24, he was commissioned by the 23Arts Initiative to write a genre defying arrangement of Gershwin's symphonic "Rhapsody In Blue" to feature his big band and guest concert pianist. Today his big band can be seen regularly performing in New York at the Django, and also at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
As a pianist, Feifke maintains an active performance schedule both in and out of New York City with his trio at venues like The Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center. At age 20, Feifke was a semifinalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk Competition. He loves making music of all kinds, and enjoys playing often as a sideman with his friends and artistic collaborators. Feifke's debut record as a bandleader is called "Peace In Time," and features twelve tracks comprised of original and arranged work for his septet. Feifke currently resides in New York City, and holds a bachelors degree (2013) in Jazz Studies and a minor in Economics from New York University. He also holds a masters degree (2018) from Manhattan School of Music in Jazz Composition.