Argentine Singer/Pianist Gabriela Anders Set for the Warner on January 24
The Warner Theatre's Friday night jazz series continues on Friday, January 24 at 8pm with Argentine singer/pianist, Gabriela Anders.
Gabriela was born to music amidst the grace, paradox and tradition of Argentina. Her father is a noted jazz saxophonist, his father, a classical violinist and her grandmother, a piano teacher. Gabriela studied classical guitar privately and music and piano at a Conservatory in Buenos Aires. After high school, she moved to New York where she studied orchestration brass and strings and began writing her own music. Influenced by Brazilian pop and the music of her native Argentina, Gabriela Anders spent much time in America soaking up the music of tenor specialists John Coltrane, Stan Getz and Dexter Gordon. She also studied with Don Sebesky and began singing with Grover Washington, Jr. and Tito Puente while going to college.
"Anders combines the distinctive voices of the bandoneon and Brazilian guitar to underwrite her sublime vocals, giving her music a touch of tango romanticism and a taste of samba cool. Anders is multi-talented artist who is destined to leave her mark on the jazz world."Billboard Magazine
Gabriela will be performing in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The performance begins at 8pm. Tickets are $27, $32 and can be purchased by calling the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org.
THE WARNER THEATRE
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.