Celebrate Women's History Month with the colors of next generation jazz when classically trained cellist-singer, bandleader Marika Hughes talks with Bonnie Johnson about "New York Nostalgia"; the new album she calls a "tone poem" of love letters. Ms. Hughes joins her band Bottom Heavy, pianist Marc Cary and others to pay homage to the New York City she grew up in.
It's about "almost-love" as "The (NPR) Moth" featured story-teller who was raised by jazz club owner parents, trained at Juilliard School and living the legacy of her grandfather, renowned cellist and Holocaust survivor Emanuel Feuerman, reflects on her musical life. Active in music education, Marika has not only played with a myriad of musicians, she has also worked with endangered youth in South Africa and Haiti in conjunction with the nonprofit TRIAD Trust.
On Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Ms. Hughes brings her cello to the front of the stage of Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, NYC for a CD Release Celebration with special guests and Bottom Heavy, including Charlie Burnham on violin, Kyle Sanna on guitar, Fred Cash, Jr. on bass and Tony Mason on drums.