CMSS is thrilled to welcome one of its most accomplished alumna back to Robyn Newhouse Hall. Singer/songwriter Sarah Elizabeth Charles returns to perform, with pianist Jarrett Cherner, to debut their new album, TONE.
The captivating duo will present sublime original work steeped in jazz harmony, timeless melody and poetic verse that addresses the need for care in the world.
The accomplished composers, who boast a wealth of artistic resources on their first duo recording, will be touring their homegrown project live for the first time since its release in 2020, with performances slated in New York, Massachusetts and Maine over a four-day run from August 17-20.
Assembled over the span of 4-years, Tone was mastered and finalized amidst quarantine in the couple’s Brooklyn apartment, where the studio became a haven for improvisation.
“We’re both coming from the jazz tradition, the Black American Music tradition,” Charles says, “so improvising has brought so much to our creative process. It’s an approach that we’ve taken to both writing and recording that feels rooted in the tradition we’re coming from.”