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New Vistas

Join us ONLINE for a special edition of our 2nd Annual New Vistas event, with special guests Jody & Alan Ferber, Jake Charkey & Jeffrey Zeigler! Click the RSVP button for more info!

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May 18, 2020, 7:30 PM

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About the Event

Have you always wondered what Indian cello sounds like?  Or perhaps were curious to hear Jazz trombone and cello duo?  

Well, you are in luck!  

The Violoncello Society of NY is hosting our 2nd Annual New Vistas event on May 18th at 7:30 with socially-distant guests

Jody and Alan Ferber, Jake Charkey and Jeffrey Zeigler (program info & bios below).  We'll be hosting a Facebook Live event to stream exclusive pre-recorded performances by these fabulous artists.  You can tune in at — we hope you can join us!

Hosted by Inbal Segev

Graphics -Felix Brener

Technical director- Jeremy Bales



Jody and Alan Ferber

Reflecting the genre-crossing range of music that Jody and Alan navigate on a regular basis in their professional careers in New York, the Duo performs original compositions by Alan and Jody, including their own arrangement of the Bach Cello Suite in C Major, new arrangements of jazz classics by Bill Evans, Kenny Wheeler, and McCoy Tyner, and well-worn standards from the Great American Songbook. 

As the Ferber Duo, married couple Jody Redhage Ferber (cello/voice) and Alan Ferber (trombone) explore the intersection of classical chamber music and jazz improvisation for their unique instrumentation of cello, trombone, and voice.  Jody and Alan met in 2004 while playing a chamber music rehearsal at the Musicians’ Union in midtown Manhattan, and have been musical collaborators ever since.  Alan, called “one of the jazz world’s premier composers and arrangers for larger groups” (All About Jazz NY), has been nominated for three Grammys for his Big Band and Nonet, and has performed, toured, and recorded for artists across a broad spectrum including Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, the National, Sufjan Stevens, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Dr. Dre.  Jody, called “an adventurous cello songstress” (Time Out New York), is a classically trained cellist who has charted a unique path performing jazz, new music, rock and pop with artists as diverse as Esperanza Spalding, Fred Hersch, the Roots, Beyonce, Sara Bareilles, and Neil Diamond, and leads her own chamber jazz ensemble, Rose & the Nightingale.  Jody & Alan now collaborate to raise their two boys Theo (6) and Elliott (1), and officially began performing as the Ferber Duo in 2017, with recent performances at the Jazz in the City Festival in Salzburg, Austria, and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in March of 2020.  



Jake Charkey is an acclaimed cellist with a strong background in both Western classical music and Hindustani music.     He is also an eclectic improviser, drawing from his extensive training in both Eastern and Western musical traditions.     He is a sought after studio recording artist in the film, television and music industry in both India and the USA.    Jake is a disciple of the renowned violinist Padmabhushan Dr. N. Rajam in the rare Gayaki Ang style and is one of the few cellists in the world performing Indian music on the cello.


Photo credit above: Sahil Mane Photography


Jeffrey Zeigler has released dozens of recordings for Nonesuch Records, Deutsche Grammophon, Cantaloupe and Smithsonian Folkways and has appeared with Norah Jones on her album Not Too Late on Blue Note Records. Zeigler’s multifaceted career has led to collaborations with a wide array of artists from Yo-Yo Ma and Roomful of Teeth to Tanya Tagaq and Bonnie “Prince” Billie, and from Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson to John Zorn. 

 Jeffrey Zeigler was the cellist of the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet for eight seasons. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Avery Fisher Prize, the Polar Music Prize, the President’s Merit Award from the Grammys and The Asia Society's Cultural Achievement Award.


Photo credit above: Axel Dupeux


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