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Passion4Arts Showcase | Presented by Good Mornings
Join us for our 2nd Annual Passion4Arts Showcase...An evening of jazz, R&B, neo-soul, spoken-word, visual arts & good vibes!
The 2017 Passion4arts Showcase will be held on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at the Soiled Dove Underground featuring TheVoice, Gregory Goodloe, Gladys, Danae Simone, Theo Wilson, Javon Mays, Smooth E & Grooves. Buy your Tickets!
Pre-Sale tickets on sale now $25 (Limited Tickets)
Ticket price will increase $40
Doors open @ 4pm
Show Starts at 5 pm SHARP!
Live Performances 5pm-9pm
Visual Arts Exhibits by Donte Janae 4pm-5pm
We are excited to annouce some new additions to the 2017 Passion4Arts Showcase Lineup!
TheVoice, a powerhouse Neo-Soul Hip Hop performer from Denver, Colorado, is rapidly becoming one of the most vital outlets of creativity in the independent scene. As a rapper, songwriter, vocalist, music producer and record producer, TheVoice has defined not only what it means to be a dynamic artist, but what it means to be an empowering, uplifting woman in the industry. TheVoice effortlessly blurs the lines between Hip Hop, Neo Soul and Spoken word. Compared to the likes of Bahamadia, Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, TheVoice has embodied her moniker by making her voice the most important element of her artistry. She speaks truth to power, a “rawness” that Danielle Blaiq of Music Existence has described as “piercing.” TheVoice is known as one of the pioneers of Colorado’s hip hop, neo-soul, and spoken word scenes. Her name is, after all, the representation of “the voice from within that’s seldom heard.” Thus, her music delves through the realms of societal ills, self-respect, female empowerment, love, and so much more.
Before I begin I must dedicate all success to My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,without him there would be no me. I knew at a very young age that I would be a musician. Strumming to the music of Wes Montgomery,George Benson,Norman Brown and any other artist or group that would capture my ear and my heart to the world of music. I've had the joy of opening for many artist including R&B's "Tank",Candy from the group Excape,and "B2K". Smooth Jazz artist Norman Brown, Dave Koz and Friends/with Michael McDonald and James Ingram. Jazz Legends Roy Ayers and Spike Robinson.Gospel Great's Angela Spivey,John P.Key and The Rance Allen Group just to name a few. The Light Years Ahead Band,was created with some of Colorado finest and talented musicians: Michael White on Bass,Raymond Richardson on Keyboard and Drummer Eric Epps along with myself Gregory Goodloe Leader and Guitar player of the group.We express ourselves by playing various forms of music from R&B, Rock'n Roll,Funk,Jazz and Hip Hop to create what we call Hip Jazz.
Both SARAH MOUNT (on sax) and DAN BRIECHLE (on drums) have both spent their entire life saturated in music, visual art and performance, but the serendipitous meeting and collaboration that began two years ago initiated the instrumental electronic duo we know today as GLADYS. With the 2014 release of their EP, ALGORHYTHM, this Denver based band has gathered some attention with their compelling combination of rich electronic sounds and layers among mixed styles of acid jazz, grooving EDM, and soul. By blending hook-filled melodies and live improvisation within hard and heavy beats, GLADYS’s ability to compact a vast array of influence and experience into a singular sound aims to take the listener on a one-of-a-kind harmonious journey. You’re in for a treat.
Denver’s young R&B, Pop and Soul Princess Danae Simone Avery also known as Danae Simone. 24 years old thriving and aspiring to be a popular songwriter, Danae grabs her listener’s attention with her very relate-able lyrics about love and emotion. In 2007 Danae Simone started to take her gift as a singer more serious by sharing songs that she remixed on social media such as Myspace and Facebook. As a child poetry was her favorite form of expression and she excelled in all English courses. At 9 years old Danae’s first poem “My Monkey has the flu” was published in a book with a series of poems from young Poets all over the United States As she grew older, Ms. Simone struggled with acceptance from her peers and started to look for love and trust in all of the wrong places. With that experience, it sparked a fire in the creative heart of Danae Simone and she began to write powerful lyrics to uplift other women from different backgrounds, who struggled with self-love. Danae is inspired by writers such as Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, Bob Dylan, Jazmine Sullivan and many more.
Jovan Mays exemplifies the true spirit of community that is the basis of the poetry slam. Since 2010 he has been a competing member for the Denver Slam Nuba National Team. In just his 2nd year he was crowned a National Poetry Slam Champion in Boston, Massachusetts. He has achieved notable success as a slam competitor not only locally but also throughout the country; but it is his commitment to community and education in both urban and rural communities that distinguish him as an organizer and artist. Host of the successful Sigma Tau Delta Open Mic Series that took place on The Chadron State Campus, during his time attending college there he also facilitated the highly popular "Write Track" workshop series and produced the variety show "Release" which introduced the art form of Performance Poetry to a whole new generation of young folks in rural Nebraska. All while playing Football, Wrestling and working toward his degree to become a History Teacher and Coach. He now resides in Denver, CO.
Shayla Monique, a 17-year-old singer/songwriter and recording artist from Denver, CO, is quickly becoming a well-known and widely recognized female vocalist. Shayla Monique has spent the majority of her youth writing and recording, while also working on perfecting her craft through years of training. Music has played an important role throughout her entire life and she has been performing live since the age of 9-years-old. Shayla Monique’s genre crosses through R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap and she has a very successful following on SoundCloud, YouTube, and various social media platforms. Shayla Monique prides herself on her tenacity, drive, and work ethic and has been focused on gaining experience and building her brand through live opening and supporting performances for many local and national headlining artists. Her dedication to pursuing her music career, coupled with her strong passion for empowering women in a male-dominated industry, has carried her through her journey towards making her dreams become a reality.
Theo E. J. Wilson , also known by his poet handle, “Lucifury,” is a modern Renaissance Man. His natural knack for artistic expression had him dabbling in, and even mastering almost every art form he put his hands to. Battling manic depression from and early age, this knack would save his life, and shape an award-winning career as a spoken word artist, pianist, actor, singer, rapper, dancer, and activist. Theo is a founding member of the Denver Slam Nuba team, who won the National Poetry Slam in 2011. He began his speaking career in the N.A.A.C.P. at the age of 15, and has always had a passion for social justice. He attended Florida A&M University, where he obtained his B.A. in Theater Performance. Upon graduating, he interned as a full time actor in St. Louis Black Repertory Company, where he was introduced to Slam Poetry, and has never looked back. In 2004, he returned to Denver, winning many local slams against Denver’s top competitors.
Smooth E & The Grooves
Denver-based pianist, Evi Esteves delights audiences with her eclectic array of jazz repertoire flavored with Latin music, funk, rock & blues. The unique artistry of Evi's music gives insight to her open-hearted melodic soul and bares the influence of a diverse group of musical icons including Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Dave Grusin, Monty Alexander, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Eliane Elias and Michel Camilo. Aaron Dupont of Jazz Review Magazine writes "Evi Esteves is an intuitive and creative musical soul...". Danny Ulibarri of KUHS Radio Denver describes Evi as a "supreme talent". A first generation American of Peruvian descent, Evi Esteves began to demonstrate extraordinary improvisational skills at the age of four. Through private piano instruction, she developed technical and artistic skills in various styles. By the age of fifteen, Evi earned the role of lead pianist in the nationally televised spectacular, "One-Hundred Pianos". Subsequently, she began performing throughout the western United States and Canada. As a young adult, Evi's passion for Latin music led her to Brazil where she studied music at the University of São Paulo under acclaimed director Vinicius Luis Almeida Da Silva. During college breaks, Evi traveled throughout Latin America, primarily to experience the music of diverse regional persuasion. Evi Esteves, Pianist Upon completion of her studies, Evi returned to the United States and became involved in teaching, composing, arranging and recording music. As she established herself in the Denver area, Evi worked as a music instructor while performing as a pianist, keyboardist and back-up vocalist with music groups of various genres. She later became the musical director of legendary pop sensation, Majestic City. Currently, Evi Esteves performs throughout the Denver area with her cocktail jazz group, Smooth E & the Grooves, which has received international recognition on KUHS radio. Evi is also a dedicated piano instructor of 24 years and the founder and director of the award winning Mile-Hi Maestros Piano Studio of Broomfield, Colorado. Professional Affiliations: American Federation of Musicians Denver Musician's Union American College of Musicians National Piano Teacher's Guild National Federation of Music Clubs Colorado Federation of Music Clubs Boulder Federation of Music Clubs Denver Musician's Society.
VISUAL ARTS BY DONTE JANAE
Donte Janae is a 23 year old visual artist from Denver, Colorado. She started to pursue art as her career during her undergrad at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The main medium for her work is oil paint on wood panel or canvas. Most of her work is inspired by social media, current events, or spontaneous ideas that come to mind. Her ultimate goal is to spread her passion, love, and happiness through the use of her art. The piece below is called "Vibes"
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