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Deborah Henson-Conant "Jazz Harp & Voice"

Deborah Henson-Conant "Jazz Harp & Voice"

Fri, March 2, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 adv / $25 door

Deborah Henson-Conant
"Virtuoso out-of-the box … rockin’ bad girl of the harp world.” Tom Ashbrook, NPR’s ‘On Point’

“a role model [who’s] played with the best in the mainly male genre and is drawing raves from those who encounter her intriguing music." Chicago Tribune

“Reshaping the harp into a jazz instrument by warping it closer to the Blues.” New York Times

“… a stunning original musician and a warm and amusing raconteur” Richmond Times Dispatch


“I wanted an instrument whose father was a harp and whose mother was electric guitar. How hard could that be?? I wanted to strap it on, plug it in and run it through a looper pedal. I want effects like Van Halen with a 32-string fretless guitar. I didn’t want to stop there, either. I love Latin music. I love Flamenco. I love the Blues. And I wanted to combine it all into spontaneous one-woman musical theater. That’s what you get in my show.” Deborah Henson-Conant

Deborah Henson-Conant ("DHC") is a GRAMMY©-Nominated one-woman orchestra. With electric harp, voice and a looper pedal that she layers sounds in real time, then weaves solo lines and vocals above it.
Her signature instrument is an 11lb carbon-fiber electric harp, custom designed for her by the CAMAC Harp Company in France. Now one of the fastest-selling new harp models in the world it’s named after her, the “DHC” Harp.
DHC is pioneer in the world of jazz -- and a genre-busting harp player. Her years of international touring and her many albums have inspired a new generation of harp players. Her online Academy has over 1400 subscribers and 150 full-level students -- and her mentorship program “Harness Your Muse” supports harpists in creative career development.
Harp players all over the globe post covers of her original music on YouTube and perform her compositions and concertos in concerts and with symphonies. Her Facebook Live series, with over 20K Facebook fans, have garnered her a new and growing online audience.

Forget the demure harpist – forget the Classical Music -- forget dozing off in the back row. Henson-Conant is a showman, entertainer, humorist and a solid musician.
Her shows, her life, her instrument, her workshops and her music are all about transformation -- all tied together by powerful, funny, affirming stories and universal humor.
Legendary "Tonight Show" trumpeter Doc Severinsen called her the "Wild Woman of the Harp." Iconic rock guitarist Steve Vai says she's the "Jimi Hendrix of the Harp." See her once and you'll never look at a harp the same way again.
She's toured with the Boston Pops, opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, jammed onstage with Bobby McFerrin and offstage with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.She’s been featured on television shows from Charlie Rose to"The View," “NBC’s Today Show,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and been featured in two full-length PBS music specials including her own hour-long special “Invention & Alchemy.”
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229
http://www.tinpanrva.com/