MFE Presents the Showcase w/ Steve Patterson Jean Synodinos w/ Julia Jordan Kamanda
Lancaster native returns for our latest Showcase.
June 17, 2015 · 7:00pm
The Showcase w/ Steve Patterson featuring Jean Synodinos
Music for Everyone, Steve Patterson, and Tellus360 are excited to bring you the 2015 season of The Showcase!
The art of the Singer Songwriter is featured in this unique series that brings artist and audience together to enjoy new, original music in an intimate, listening-room setting. This year we will feature nine songwriters in the headliner spot January through September. They will be competing for one of four spots in a sing-off competition to be held in October. The four artists who bring in the biggest audiences for their headliner event will make it to the finals, and there, the audience will vote for their favorites!
Thanks to a generous grant from Sid and Jan the artists who make the sing-off will be competing for substantial cash prizes.
We expect that October 21 show to be sold out. Proceeds will benefit Music for Everyone.
Our June featured artist is Jean Synodinos. Opening will be Julia Jordan Kamanda.
This month’s featured performer is Lancaster native Jean Synodinos, who has made a name for herself from the heart of Austin, TX. She returns home, bringing her grit, grace, and acoustic soul with a voice that’s been hailed by critics as “big league” and “show-stopping.” Her award-winning writing digs deep, moving from big affirmations to little ironies at the turn of a phrase. Deftly skating between genres, Jean easily slips from folk to pop to jazz to blues and more to create dynamic live performances and recordings that make audiences ask for more.
Julia Jordan Kamanda
As a songwriter, Julia’s music is acoustic based; but the arrangements go much deeper, pulling inspiration from her jazz and folk roots and natural R&B soul. On her debut album Urban Legacy, released in 2007, she presents songs about light, love and trusting life’s changes- lessons she learned from her musical genius father, Stanley Jordan, and her poetess mother, Sandy Kilpatrick Jordan. At 30 years old, she already has 21 years of professional performance experience and her voice has carried her around the world to grace the stages of legendary music venues, including the Buzios Jazz y Blues Festival in Brazil; the Cairo Opera House in Egypt; the Long Beach Jazz Festival in California; and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, among many others. In her first music-for-film projects, Julia teamed up with Biko Studios to provide music supervision for two short films, SALAY and Kombra, both of which have gone on to win numerous awards and are currently making their way through the international film festival circuit.
Says Julia: “I want my energy, my message, and my music to enhance life like a breath of fresh air; like a cool drink of lemonade; like rays of love, light, and optimism. I would like to leave an influence on the next generation of music lovers and visionaries that will be lasting and deep.”