PRJC Presents: Oktoberfest Jazz Special featuring Heather Pierson Jazz Trio

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PRJC Presents: Oktoberfest Jazz Special featuring Heather Pierson Jazz Trio

A special musical treat, PRJC is teaming with the World Folk Music Association (WFMA) to present The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio+

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Rosensteel Hall 9707 Rosensteel Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910

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The PRJC (Potomac River Jazz Club) is excited to announce a special OKTOBERFEST-themed jazz concert. The music will honor our beloved trad/New Orleans style, but we’ll also salute the flavor of the month with a high energy roll-out-the-barrel dance performance. We are teaming with the World Folk Music Association (WFMA) to present The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Plus, luckily snagging the group off its 2,000-mile road tour from New Hampshire to Texas.

Heather has performed in the DC area for packed WFMA audiences before. Now, her first-time PRJC/Rosensteel appearance will show off her deep New Orleans playlist. We think you will love her as a fresh face, talented at the keyboard, and as a richly nuanced vocalist. Our aim through the WFMA collaboration is to introduce their members to trad and keep them coming for more.

Born to a Scottish émigré mother and Navy veteran machinist father in Joplin, Missouri, Heather started out life in the single-traffic-light town of Galena, Kansas. Music was constantly spilling out of the household stereo. When she was five, her father dug out his old piano books and began teaching her how to read music, how to hold her fingers just so on the piano. “I’ll never forget it,” she recalls. “The very first time I played the piano – a real piano – I knew that this was exactly what I wanted to do, every moment that I had the chance to do it.”

We’re excited to welcome Heather, Shawn Nadeau (bass). Davey Sturtevant (tpt, et. al) to PRJC where they’ll be joined by local favorites Anita Thomas on reeds and Anders Elliasson on drums. Mark your calendar now - we hope you’ll be there to share the afternoon with us and with her.

Rosensteel Hall has ample free parking, is 4 blocks from the Forest Glen Metro, has a full cash bar, plenty of seating and a GREAT dance floor. Come on out and see why the PRJC has stood strong for 50 years, bringing live traditional jazz to the DC area.

YouTube where you can view Heather in action: https://youtu.be/sed9WVJXjiI?t=5027 )