Single tickets on sale August 1
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"Empire Wild is a genre-bending, crossover trio fusing the sounds of pop, folk, jazz, and more into their songwriting and composition. Both Julliard grads, Ken Kubota and Mitch Lyon bring all the cello has to offer - bowed, plucked, chopped and more. Mitch most often plays on a Jules Grandjon cello dating from 1880! Holly Bean can be found singing and pushing the piano into any style the group sets their mind on, inspired by her training from legendary jazz artist Donald Brown. Empire Wild’s debut EP ‘Paper Seasons’ features all original songs, highlighting the trio’s unique sound and instrumentation.
Empire Wild was selected as an Ambassador Prize winner in the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Last season the trio delighted audiences with their original songs and exceptional arrangements across the country including a stop at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a concert on the Harriman Jewell concert series in Kansas City, and a day at the Kaufman Music Center’s Musical Storefronts in Lincoln Center. No matter the venue- intimate salon or large concert hall- Empire Wild brings a sense of community to every performance."