Blue Note Jazz Club Presents: Elsa Nilsson Quintet & Davy Mooney Quartet
Double Feature Event at the Famed Jazz Club Takes Place on May 2nd
Flutist Elsa Nilsson will perform her “absolutely gorgeous” (KSER, Seattle) interpretation of world jazz as she and her quintet split the bill with the “harmonically sophisticated” (Jazz Times) Davy Mooney Quartet. The show will take place at Blue Note Jazz Club (131 W. 3rd St.) on Friday, May 2nd as part of the venue’s ongoing “Late Night Groove” series. Doors open at 12am with the sets beginning at 12:30am. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased here: bit.ly/ENDM_0502.
Swedish-born flute player Elsa Nilsson's music is profoundly playful and widely influenced. She believes the beauty of music is how it transcends boundaries, and she accentuates this in her compositions by mixing cultural elements to create a sound distinctly her own. Nilsson has built a solid career and reputation upon her belief that all folk music (including jazz) has a common thread, and that by weaving those threads together, a deeper, more layered understanding among varying cultures can be reached. Nilsson successfully released two full-length albums: 'Glans', in 2009, and her sophomore effort 'Best Left Alone', in 2010. Her latest offering, 'Already There Yet', is her most impressive work to date. Nilsson's mentor, Robert Dick, praises the compilation saying: "Do you hear that sound from the Northern skies? It's Elsa Nilsson with something new, passionate and beautiful to say with her flute and her pen."
Video: Elsa Nilsson’s “Vårvindar Friska” - youtu.be/XbTSrfBnPS4
Molding the modern musical sophistication of New York with the soul of New Orleans is the mission of Jazz Artist Davy Mooney. ‘Perrier St’, his latest CD release, takes its title from the New Orleans street where a teenaged Mooney studied at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. It combines the faded memories of that time with the journey that followed, expressed in melodic, harmonically complex music with literate, wistful lyrics. A well-accomplished musician, Mooney studied at the Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, from 2007-2009, recorded a CD of his original compositions for the Japanese Label Spice Records entitled ‘Astoriano’, and performed in Japan, Brazil, India, Panama, Poland, Mexico, Germany, and all over the continental US alongside jazz luminaries including Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, and Herbie Hancock.
Video: Davy Mooney Quintet live at Smalls - youtu.be/l56DzlYqtVo
WHAT: Blue Note Jazz Club Presents: Elsa Nilsson Quintet and Davy Mooney Quartet
WHEN: Friday, May 2nd; doors at 12am
WHERE: Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012; 212-475-8592
For more information on Elsa Nilsson, please contact Cali Green: firstname.lastname@example.org.