Christina Courtin

Christina Courtin

Christopher Hoffman, Frank LoCrasto, Ryan Scott

Tue, December 18, 2012

8:00 pm

$7 at door

This event is 21 and over

Christina Courtin
Christina Courtin
Christina Courtin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn, New York. She has released two solo recordings of original genre-bending music, one self-titled on Nonesuch (2009) and the other entitled 'Varsity' on Hundred Pockets Records (2013).

As a member of the neo-classical NYC ensemble The Knight’s, she has been a part of the release of 6 of their albums on Sony Classical records and shared a 2011 Juno award A Juilliard graduate in Violin Performance, she has written and performed music for national television and radio audiences, has strong regional followings in sophisticated hotbeds of music worldwide and has a dedicated NYC following for her work in voice, violin, viola, and guitar.

She has had many pieces commissioned for her as a performer, including Yotam Haber's 'New Ghetto Music' and Michael Ward-Bergeman's 'Three Roads'. As a composer, she has contributed work to the Five Boroughs Songbook Festival, Brooklyn Rider's 'Almanac', and Kimball Gallagher's 88 concert tour with a world premiere in Antarctica. Soon, Dawn Upshaw will be performing a song Christina composed entitled 'Gypsy Girl' during her residency in Austin, TX in the spring of 2014.

When Christina isn't writing and singing her own material, she performs regularly as a side man and session musician in and around NYC. She has teamed up with Fun., Dirty Projectors, Sara Watkins, The Knights, Nick Cave, Paul McCartney, Breastfist, Nick Thune, Marianne Faithful, Yo-Yo Ma, Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons, Marc Ribot, Iron and Wine, and Teddy Thompson.

Christina was a visiting professor at Dartmouth teaching songwriting in the spring of 2014. She is currently playing with Sara Bareilles as a violinist/vocalist for 'The Little Black Dress Tour'. All the while, she is working on completing her third large body of solo work.
Christopher Hoffman
Christopher Hoffman
christopher hoffman is best known as a cellist to a varying list of bands, singer/songwriters, composers, improvisers and noisers. he is also a singer & multi-instrumentalist as well as engineer, producer and video maker. christopher leads a band called sad companion, he is a member of Henry Threadgill's Zooid, has a band with his brothers called Needers & Givers and plays in Michael Pitt's Pagoda. He has had the honor of working with martin scorsese, marianne faithfull, christina courtin, rob burger, butch morris, devotchka, ryan adams, bebel gilberto, harris eisenstadt, fran healy, jeremiah cymerman, haale and willie nile.
Frank LoCrasto
Frank LoCrasto
Born and raised in Texas, Frank LoCrasto has been hailed by the New York Times as "a pianist-composer of modernity and promise." At the age of twenty, he was picked up by guitar legend Pat Martino and went on to work with artist such as Wallace Roney, Greg Osby, Jeremy Pelt, and many more. His new release, El Dorado, recorded in his basement apartment in Brooklyn, is layered with vintage synthesizers and old timey pianos. Frank also co-leads the surf/twang band Rumblefoot.
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.cameony.com