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Joni Mitchell Tribute: Ruth Cooney Sextet
August 7 @ 9:00 pm
- 8PM DOORS / 9PM SHOW
- ALL AGES
- SEATED SHOW
- LIMITED NUMBER OF PREMIUM SEATING TICKETS AVAILABLE
Ruth Cooney/Vocals: Ruth has been a dedicated fan of Joni Mitchell since the age of 12. She’s been singing professionally since the late 80’s performing rock, blues, folk and jazz. Since moving to Asheville in 2009, she’s been involved in the local jazz scene. Putting together a Joni Tribute has been a dream come true, and she is so grateful to have these stellar musicians involved in the project. Like someone told Joni once, “you need jazz musicians to play your music.”
Jason DeCristofaro/Piano and Vibraphone: Jason in an Instructor of Music at Warren Wilson College. He is a multi- instrumentalist and composer and holds a DMA from Boston University, an MM from UNC School Of The Arts, an MLAS from UNCA and a BM from Brevard College. Jason stays busy performing all over WNC in a variety of genres, as well as hosting 2 jazz jams every week.
Tim Doyle/Guitars: Tim is an Instructor of Music at UNCA, and a composer. He holds degrees from UNCG and Indiana State University. Tim has performed throughout the Midwest, Austin, TX and now performs in various genres with several bands in and around WNC.
Zack Page/Bass: As a professional bassist since the early 90’s, Zack has travelled the world with jazz ensembles, theatre companies and the cruise industry. His musical taste encompasses everything from heavy metal to jazz, and he is one of the most sought after bass players in WNC.
Justin Watt/Drums: Justin is an Instructor at UNCA, Furman University and Asheville Music School. He holds a BM from Kent State University and an MM from Youngstown State University. Justin toured the U.S., Canada and Japan with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Since moving to Asheville he performs as a jazz and commercial drummer as well as a classical percussionist.
Joseph Herbst/Saxaphones and Flute: Joseph is a composer, arranger and copyist. He has studied under Doug Norwine, Joe Lulloff, Etienne Charles and Diego Rivera. His arrangments have been performed by world class musicians. His project “This Is Our Environment” was just released in January. It is a brilliant journey through music and spoken word reflecting on the world we live in.