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Simona Smirnova Performance Announcement
Monday, April 26, 2021 7:10 AM
An eclectic jazz singer returns to The Red Room with a selection of upbeat swing tunes, romantic ballads, and folkloric melodies.
About this Event
SIMONA SMIRNOVA JAZZ DUO: "A NIGHT OF VOCAL JAZZ"
May 14th (Friday)
7pm - 9pm 1st show
9pm - 11pm 2nd show
Simona Smirnova is returning to the Red Room on May 14th Friday night for two shows, one at 7pm and another one at 9pm, with a vocal jazz duo, Gabriel Chakarji on piano, and Simona on vocals, kanklės and theremin.
Simona Smirnova is a Lithuanian born jazz vocalist, composer and kanklės player based in New York City. She’s a fixture in the New York live scene with her quartet when she’s not touring the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Smirnova’s genre-bending style has a unique theatrical flavor and uncanny vocal improvisation techniques. She deftly implements chamber music, Lithuanian zither – kanklės and folkloric chants into foundations of jazz and rock and folklore.
Classically trained on Lithuanian zither – kanklės, Smirnova earned her BA in jazz vocals at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater. Shortly after receiving the European Touring Scholarship, she moved to the United States to study at Berklee College of Music where she earned a degree in Contemporary Composition and Production. Currently Simona is a full time artist in New York City.
$25 spend per person minimum
Table reservations for 5 or more only