Jazz with a different beat
LOIRE (a.k.a., Lori Cotler) will appear with Glen Velez and Eugene Friesen at Stone Church Arts on Aug. 28.

Jazz with a different beat

Vocalist LOIRE joins drummer Glen Velez and cellist Eugene Friesen in concert at Stone Church Arts

BELLOWS FALLS — Experience new dimensions of energy in performance with Grammy Award-winning master drummer Glen Velez, vocal phenomenon LOIRE, and acclaimed cellist Eugene Friesen on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Immanuel Episcopal Church.

Velez, a four-time Grammy winner, is the founding father of the modern Frame Drum movement and is regarded as a legendary figure among musicians and audiences worldwide. During his illustrious career Velez has single-handedly popularized this ancient drum for the modern world.

LOIRE (a.k.a. Lori Cotler) has garnered an international reputation. Using exotic rhythms as her muse, she executes with the human voice phrases that do not seem possible in their rhythmic speed and clarity. Her emotionally charged melodic inventions and evocative percussion-driven interpretations of jazz standards are informed by raw improvisations, jazz-scat and pop stylings, and lightning-fast South Indian drum language.

Friesen is active internationally as a cellist, composer, and teacher. A graduate of the Yale School of Music, he has been featured on recordings and in concerts all over the world with the multiple Grammy Award-winning Paul Winter Consort, with Trio Globo (Friesen, Howard Levy and Glen Velez), and in his popular CelloMan performances for kids and families.

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