Caili O’Doherty “Quarantine Dream” CD Release Show

Saturday, July 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm$25
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Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) *********************************************************************************** 

New York-based pianist, composer, arranger and educator, Caili O’Doherty, is known
for integrating structures of language in both her compositions and her approach to
improvisation. Her recent music focuses on the celebration, preservation, and expansion
upon the achievements of unsung women heroes in jazz.  O’Doherty holds a Bachelor of Music in performance from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Music in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. 

She has received national awards for piano performance and composition from the ASCAP
Foundation and Downbeat Magazine. Praised by All About Jazz for its “exquisitely forged,
dramatic and darkly hued pieces”, O’Doherty’s debut release Padme (2015) uses lyrics to
give the melodies a natural rhythm of language.  Padme was selected as a Downbeat
Magazine Editor’s pick and received a 4-star review in All About Jazz. O’Doherty has
performed at the Kimmel Center, SF Jazz, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Panama Jazz Festival,
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, concert halls throughout China and UNESCO First
International Jazz Day in Paris, as well as two US State Dept. supported tours to
Colombia and Togo and Benin in West Africa.

Currently performing throughout NYC and touring as a bandleader and side-musician, O’Doherty also works in the education department at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) as a piano accompanist for the WeBop early childhood jazz education program. She leads educational performances in New York City schools about jazz, democracy and civil rights as a bandleader for JALC’s Jazz for Young People program. O’Doherty has been a faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop since 2012, as well as faculty at the University of Wisconsin Madison Summer Music Clinic and Litchfield Jazz Camp.

In 2021, she received a Chamber Music America Presenters Consortium for Jazz Grant in partnership with the Harlem Jazz Museum, New Orleans Jazz Museum, and Alabama Women in Jazz Festival to present her newest project, “Caili O’Doherty: Celebrating Lil Hardin Armstrong”, featuring her arrangements of compositions by pianist, composer, and vocalist Lil Hardin Armstrong. O’Doherty is releasing her second album as a bandleader, and first release with Posi-Tone Records entitled Quarantine Dream later in 2022, followed by a U.S. CD release tour.


Saturday, July 2, 2022
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm