Jayme Stone’s Folklife

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Jayme Stone’s Folklife

Thu · June 1, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$22.00 - $27.00

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds.

Jayme Stone’s Folklife (2017) follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. Evolving out of Stone’s “Lomax Project,” this gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. With spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling, their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences. Think Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes.

1/2 Price for Students.  Pay at door only.

Jayme Stone
Jayme Stone
Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaborative project, led by the phenomenal Colorado banjoist Jayme Stone, brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to recycle, re-imagine and recast traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, homemakers, prisoners and farmers. A recording of The Lomax Project — nineteen songs with extensive liner notes — is out now on Borealis Records.


A groundbreaking piece of work. — Songlines

A transatlantic session with blood, guts and grit. — The Herald

They've put a fresh contemporary sound on musical treasures found in Lomax's deep and rich archives. — National Public Radio

On assorted winter Sundays we welcome American roots musicians to the Parlor Room for a concert, a break for hot soup, and an all-comers' jam session. These nights -- The Parlor Sessions -- are our antidote to the dark, chill of winter. A little like home, if home is a houseful of wicked great musicians. [The 2016 Parlor Sessions are sponsored by Goat Peak Strings, which sells vintage, rare, and handmade stringed instruments in Easthampton, Massachsuetts, and by Captain Jack's Roadside Shack, Hungry Ghost, and Bread Euphoria.]
Venue Information:
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060