The Revolution Vol. 33: Addison Frei, Ryan Peter Scott, & Samira Gibson
9:30pm doors • 10pm show
Much of the charm of a place like Brooklyn comes from discovering what secret events hide inside seemingly mundane brick buildings with colorful street art plastered on their walls. Wandering the streets of Brooklyn’s culturally booming neighborhoods you may ask yourself, “What exclusive functions could I attend if I were lucky enough to be in-the-know?” -Soundigest
THE REVOLUTION is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.
This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and unity amongst the arts. Once a month, three different artists showcasing three different genres have a chance to spread love, light, and awareness through their music and their stories. This series supports revolutionary artistry and how important music is to healing, in all aspects of life.
As a part of VOL. 33, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists:
Addison Frei, Ryan Peter Scott, and Samira Gibson.
New York-based pianist Addison Frei (“Fry”) has won first prize in several competitions including the 2017 Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition, the 2016 UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, and the 2015 American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida. His latest album on TCB Records, No Defense (2018), was celebrated with solo piano performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Alhambra (Geneva), and Lucerne Piano Festival. His previous records include Intentions (2014) and Transit (2016), featuring frequent collaborator and Manhattan Transfer co-founder Janis Siegel. Frei also co-leads AMP Trio, contributing compositions to Three (2017), m(y)our world (2015), and Flow (2013). AMP Trio has toured extensively throughout China, Japan and North America. Alongside vocalist Tahira Clayton they were selected as the winner of the 2017 DC Jazz Prix, and have performed at the DC Jazz Festival, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Dazzle, and Tribeca PAC among others.
With his 2016 single and music video “Postcard”, Frei again teamed up with Clayton, this time expanding into a broader production palette. Following in this sonic path, Frei explored political themes in a digital EP, Future Speak (2017). Frei currently holds the piano chair in the Juilliard Artist Diploma Ensemble and is presently a member of the Orlando-based Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Rodney Whitaker. He is a Yamaha Artist. For music, videos, photos and more, please visit addisonfrei.com
Samira Gibson is an American Soul recording artist and songwriter born in New York New York. Samira began her music career in 2015 with the release of EP Reflections of Mira. Growing up in a musically inclined family allowed Samira to begin to explore her musical talents at the tender age of 5. Since then Samira has honed a unique vocal style and credits the influence of artists like Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, India Arie and Beyoncé Knowles. By the age of fourteen, Samira was writing her own songs, and she graduated from the Performing Arts High School in New York City as a vocal major. She continued on to complete training at the Harlem School of the Arts on a full scholarship. Samira is also a three-time winner at the world-famous Apollo Theater.