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Heidi Martin; Gifts and Sacrifices Album Release: Dinner and a Show Series
April 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This show is part of our Dinner and Show Series. Tickets to this show are $10.00 or $5.00 plus a receipt from a dinner purchased from a Berryville restaurant on the night of the show. This is a great excuse to treat yourself to dinner out then a concert, while supporting local businesses..
“Heidi Martin’s voice has a heavy Rickie Lee Jones bottom with a suggestion of Joni Mitchell and Betty Carter and just a hint of Janis Joplin in the finish. Martin has a vision-oneness with all-and she promotes it with her lyrics. She cuts to the chase with little conversation, more Hemingway than Faulkner…demanding inventive recording that pays the listener dividends in thoughtful consideration and insight.”
~ All About Jazz
“Heidi’s music is deeply grounded in the black experience. It’s anchored bone deep…I really, really like her phrasing and how she uses the sound of her voice to augment the songs. Sometimes it’s not the words but the little moans, hums, croons and occasional hollers that uplift these songs to something you find yourself wanting to hear again. And again. As a professional writer, I’m also attracted to the poetry of her lyrics. The casual way she is intelligent. Plus, she has a gift for catchy melodies to go with her crafty wordsmithing. What is very, very clear to me is that Heidi has thought deeply about her self-identity and about her identification with black folk. She speaks and sounds from the inside, regardless of what she looks like (and, of course, we are wise enough to know that not only can looks be deceiving, but beyond deception, race itself is no absolute indicator of culture and consciousness).
~Kalaamu ya Salaam
“Heidi Martin as a conjurer of the vocal and dramatic majesty of jazz legend Abbey Lincoln’s indomitable life force.”
Heidi Martin is a Washington, DC native, and began her two-decades plus music career after studying with Professor Calvin Jones at the University of the District of Columbia and continuing privately with jazz royalty, drummer/vocalist Grady Tate. Since making a 1999 debut in the New York jazz scene via her engagement at Birdland, she has become a successful recording artist, composer and sought-after collaborator. Continuing in NY, she has played major clubs such as The Blue Note, Knitting Factory, Zinc Bar, Cachaca, and Metronome and is very active in DC at Bohemian Caverns, Blues Alley, and the 18th Street Lounge.
She has performed, recorded and comprised her bands with leading artists that have included some of today’s most exciting contributors to jazz such as Russell Gunn, George Colligan, Eric Revis, George Burton, Orrin Evans, Gregoire Maret, Kris Funn, DonVonte McCoy, Tarus Mateen and Nicholas Payton.
Martin has also been showcased at many east coast festivals including the DC Jazz Festival, WinterJazzFest NYC, and the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. Internationally, she has performed at the Pori Jazz Festival and Casablanca Morocco at Kenzi and Cadet Rouge. Martin has independently released three highly acclaimed recordings: “See Hear, Love” (2008), “HIDE” (2005), and “Alone Together” (1998). And upcoming new album “Gifts & Sacrifices” (2022).
Times: Doors open at 6:00 PM and concert starts at 7 PM
Ticket Prices & Info: Admission to this show is $5.00 in advance PLUS either a receipt from a main street restaurant from the evening of this show, or $10.00. Children 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult
Tickets may be reserved in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at (540) 955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours. All sales are final. Exceptions for special circumstances may be made no later than 24 hours prior to performance.
Are there any COVID restrictions?
Yes, we are following the CDC and Virginia state recommendations for public events
Where are you located?
We are located in downtown Berryville, Virginia between the Rose Hill Park and the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center / Clarke County Library. View Map & Directions »
Where do I park & is it free?
Free parking is available next door at the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center / Clarke County Library / Barns of Rose Hill parking lot. View Map & Directions For Details »