Nancy Day & Laurie Jarski, Broughton Music, The Annex in Northville
7:30 pm, October 21
Advance $15, Door $20
Come witness the creative output of two original artists performing their music for you to experience and enjoy!
Nancy Day is an original song and lyric writer, arranger, pianist and vocalist. She began making her living at music in 1982 and since then has produced 17 collections of original songs. She looks forward to returning again this year as one of the featured artists in recitals at NWMF; (National Women’s Music Festival), performing selections from her new collection, What is in a Dream, as well as other originals. In the past Nancy has performed on Day Stage, Classical Music Showcase, and Main Stage with Kay Gardner and Beth York. She has toured in thirty nine of our fifty states and Canada and has written the music and lyrics for 5 musicals. Day has always been dedicated to making a positive, healing, empowering and loving change in the world and has written numerous theme songs about the recovery from assault and abuse, celebration of Pride, protecting and saving our planet, breast cancer awareness, drug addiction and recovery, care for our elders and other vital issues. Nancy performs music as a seasoned entertainer, educator, and insightful motivator. She looks forward to connecting personally this year, traveling from Boston. nancydaymusic.com
Laurie A. Jarski is a composer, cellist, singer/songwriter guitarist, and owner of Broughton Music Center and Northville Center for Music & Art. She is a professional cellist in the C•O•R•Etet String Quartet, Presence of Three Trio, Red Willow Dream, the Battle Creek Symphony, and has served as principal cellist with the National Women’s Music Festival Orchestra under Nan Washburn. She studied composition with Anthony Iannaccone and Ramon Zupko, and cello with Winifred Mayes (asst. principal cellist in the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy) and Nina Deveritch (master class pupil of Pablo Casals).
Laurie has composed commissioned works for orchestra, chamber orchestra, choir, and a variety of chamber ensemble pieces. The most recent compositions include ‘Nine Trees of KL Ave Sent Underground’ for Folk Band, String Quartet, Percussion and Electronic Music (2021); ‘Untitled ( Brazilian Mirage) for Mixed Quartet’ for Cello, Minstrel Banjo, Classical Guitar, & Percussion (2020), ‘Egyptian Blue Jazz Bowl’ for Solo Guitar (2020); ‘God Rest Ye! Orchestral Renderings for Full Orchestra (2015) and ‘Funky Blues for Cello Quartet’ (2012).
In Laurie’s compositions, the interplay of antiphonal, rhythmic, and colorful fabric is woven around lyrical song-like melodies, a natural extension of Laurie’s folk music origin as singer/songwriter from age 9 onward. A natural tendency to have percussive attributes cross over to instruments not usually slated as percussion is of particular interest, and vice versa. Instrumental role switches provide some interesting sound textures. In a recent work, Rhythm Cordia for Solo Cello, Laurie further blurs the idiomatic lines between cello and guitar with a variety of pizzicato technique and col legno variations embedded into the piece. laurieajarski.com