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Dominique Eade

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Vocalist and composer Dominique Eade has recorded five CDs under her own name including two for RCA Victor and two for Accurate Records. Her newest, "Open (JP3001)," a duo CD with pianist Jed Wilson, will be released this September.

"Eade's vocal control and imagination are peerless," says the Boston Phoenix, "She's one of the few imaginative artists to have emerged in the field of jazz singing in this decade," says New York Newsday. Peter Watrous of the New York Times has praised her "...immensely appealing sound…" and in a New York Times review of a recent performance, Ben Ratliff writes that Eade "…had absorbed some of Sarah Vaughan's fearsome technique…Her voice was rich and clear and strong in all ranges; she had musicianship and cool intelligence and didn't seem to be ahistorical or to have arrived at jazz by accident." In 2000, David Hajdu wrote in the New York Times Magazine, "I already knew who the Next Thing in jazz singing would be: Dominique Eade. An impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist and instrumental arranger..."

Eade has been a featured performer in festivals including the Porto Jazz Festival in Portugal, The Festival of Jazz and International Music in Riga, Latvia, The Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival's “Diva's of Jazz” concert with Terri Thornton and Abbey Lincoln (NYC), the Toulon Jazz Festival in France, the Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway, The Knitting Factory's "What is Jazz?" Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, The Wichita Jazz Festival, the Litchfield CT Jazz Festival and many Boston Globe and Regatta Bar Jazz Festivals in Boston. A faculty member of the New England Conservatory of Music since 1984, Eade is a respected clinician and performer throughout the United States and Europe with many accomplished students including Luciana Souza, Kate McGarry and Sara Lazarus.

A look her performing companions reveals Eade's wide-ranging musical taste. She has worked extensively with pianist Ran Blake in duo performances and as a member of the Ran Blake Quintet with Ricky Ford. She was a soloist under the baton of Anthony Braxton in two Braxton operas performed at the Kitchen in NYC. In Boston, she has formed many groups with guitarist Mick Goodrick and led her own trio with pianist Donald Brown. While living in New York City, she formed a trio performing all original music with bassist Ben Street and drummer Kenny Wollesen, and an adventurous duo with bassist Mark Helias. She has recorded with Dave Holland, George Mraz, Lewis Nash, Stanley Cowell, Bruce Barth, Fred Hersch, Victor Lewis and many others. She has also performed with Bill Frisell, Cecil McBee, Gene Bertoncini, Bill Pierce, Billy Drummond, Larry Goldings, John Medeski and Bob Moses, and works frequently with guitarist Brad Shepik. In addition to leading her own groups, Eade has been a soloist with Butch Morris, Orange Then Blue, the Either/Orchestra, Marimolin, Boston Musica Viva, Composers in Red Sneakers, and the Jazz Composers' Alliance.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Dominique Eade Duo Friday, November 17, 2006, 10:00p

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