Songbird Sessions: Sam Reider and the Human Hands (Future Folk)
Saturday, August 10, 2 PM
Sam Reider and the Human Hands: Future Folk Musik
Sam and his band take children on a tour of American roots music—from its origins in Africa, the Caribbean, Ireland, Scotland, and France, to New Orleans, the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Performing arrangements of traditional pieces, the band engages kids in an interactive activity about using the blues to express our emotions and demonstrates how an improvising band models democracy through listening and collective improvisation. Developed over the last six years of performing for public school students throughout the New York City area in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, and adapted for all ages, this show is a lot of fun!
By donation. No registration required.
8PM full concert tickets & information here
Sam Reider is an accordionist, pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter. A piano jazzman turned roots musician, he is redefining American music on the accordion. He’s travelled far and wide as a musical ambassador for the U.S. Department of State, has been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR and BBC radio, and performed alongside pop stars, jazz and folk musicians ranging from Jon Batiste and Stay Human and bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull to Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem.
This event is part of our new Songbird Sessions series of programs, and made possible by funding from an Upstate Coalition for a Fairgame Arts Grant.