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An Evening w/ Philip Aaberg & Jeni Fleming
November 8 @ 7:30pm
Celebrated Montana musicians to collaborate for unique evening performance
Following their much lauded and sold out show last winter, Grammy and Emmy-nominated composer and pianist Philip Aaberg will again join beloved Montana vocalist, Jeni Fleming, for a spectacular evening performance.
Set for Friday, November 8th, the event will be held at Reynolds Recital Hall on the Montana State University campus. Aaberg and Fleming will perform unique arrangements of intimate balladry and unexpected repertoire, including The Kinks, Willie Nelson, Gnarls Barkley, The Band and Roberta Flack, among others. The music will begin at 7:30pm.
Philip Aaberg gained international recognition through a series of successful piano recordings released on Windham Hill Records. First appearing on the national scene with the Elvin Bishop Band, he would later tour with Peter Gabriel and record with the Doobie Brothers, Kenny Rogers and Vince Gill. His second release with Sweetgrass Music, Live from Montana, received a Grammy nomination. Classically trained, Aaberg incorporates classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock and new music elements into his compositions and musical structures. Although best known for his solo piano work, he is most at home in the chamber jazz genre. His compositions are noted for their “rigorous keyboard technique, diverse influences, and colorful compositional style.” Learn more about Aaberg by visiting www.sweetgrassmusic.com.
After seven albums and many cross-country tours, Jeni Fleming has become one of the West’s most sought-after musicians, bringing a breathtaking originality to some of the best music of the American songbook. From classic jazz standards by composers like Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jobim, to re-arranged pop hits by Cyndi Lauper, The Grateful Dead or The Beatles, Fleming defies easy classification simply saying in defense “a good song is a good song.” Her signature ballads drip with so much emotion that an audience member suggested adding Kleenex boxes on each chair in her tech rider. Big Sky Journal commented, “an evening of this and you’re both whipped and exhilarated, you’ve wiped your eyes, yet your cheeks hurt from all the grinning.” With every performance, the songs and stories of Jeni Fleming are winning the hearts of audiences from coast to coast. Learn more at www.jenifleming.com.
General admission tickets are $30 and available at www.brownpapertickets.com. Please note this venue’s limited seating. The concert is expected to sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
Event proceeds from ticket sales will support Lutheran Campus Ministry, a registered organization at Montana State University where students actively pursue a time of spiritual discovery. •