Judy Collins with opener Ari Hest
Thu, Jan 12 -
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Sun, Jan 15, 2017
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The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou's Jazz Alley welcomes modern day Renaissance woman, gold and platinum selling American singer/songwriter Judy Collins for four nights. Opening act - singer, songwriter and guitarist Ari Hest! Show times Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors at 6pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
In 2012 she released the CD/DVD Judy Collins Live At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art. This special television program was nominated for a New York Emmy and won a Bronze Medal at the 2013 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards. Based on its success, in 2014 she filmed another spectacular show in Ireland at Dromoland Castle. Live In Ireland was released in 2014. This program also won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards.
Judy has also authored several books, including the powerful and inspiring, Sanity Grace. For her most recent title, the memoir Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music, she reaches deeply inside and, with unflinching candor, recalls her turbulent childhood, extraordinary rise to fame, her romance with Stephen Stills, her epic victories over depression and alcoholism, and her redemption through embracing a healthy and stable lifestyle and finding true love with Louis Nelson, her partner of 30 years.
Judy Collins and Ari Hest released an album together recently entitled Silver Skies Blue. The album features songs they wrote together as well as a handful of remakes from past albums, including Hest's songs "Aberdeen" and "The Weight".
Over his 15 year career, Ari Hest has released eight albums, three EPs, and "52" in 2008, an innovative project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. Hest is also half of the folk pop duo The Open Sea with Rosi Golan, and half of the Brazilian music inspired pop duo Bluebirds of Paradise with Chrissi Poland.
Hest's music has been featured in media, most notably The Lincoln Lawyer with his 2011 song "Now" as well as TV shows Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. Recently, Ari's song "The Landlord" recently appeared in an episode of NPR's "All Things Considered". Ari also scored a film called Dreamriders in 2008 which won several independent film awards. Throughout his career, he has toured worldwide tirelessly to support his records, sharing the stage with the likes of Sheryl Crow, The Finn Brothers, Judy Collins, Suzanne Vega, Declan O'Rourke and The Fray.
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