(New York, N.Y. – October 3, 2023) City Winery presents Kersten Stevens, queen of the violin, a six-time winner of the historic Amateur Night and Showtime at The Apollo, who will perform live with special guest 8x- Grammy award-winning bassist and one of the world’s best jazz musicians and innovators, Christian McBride on Monday, November 27 at 7:30 pm.
Kersten is among the most exciting and unique emerging artists in jazz. A six-time winner of the historic Amateur Night and Showtime at The Apollo who has performed with music greats Kim Burrell, renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter, international jazz bassist Christian McBride
and for esteemed notables President Barack Obama, Ray Charles, Denzel Washington
among others, Kersten now launches her much anticipated fifth album, QUEEN RISING
and will celebrate the release with co-producer Christian McBride.
Christian McBride is an 8x- Grammy award-winning bassist and one of the world’s best jazz musicians and innovators performing with diverse musical icons. He’s performed with a diverse group of music artists includingJames Brown, Paul McCartney, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Mos Def, Queen Latifah, and Quest Love. McBride, who co-produced QUEEN RISING, performs on all eight tracks and co-wrote four original songs with Kersten: “Queen Rising”, “Release The Grace”, “Beginnings and Endings” and “Crowned.” The pair also collaborated on three new arrangements: “Someday We’ll All Be Free”, “Fantasy”, and “Best Part”.
Kersten will celebrate the launch of her fifth studio release, QUEEN RISING, available on all DSPs on Friday, November 3rd, 2023.
Music critics applaud Kersten’s live performances for technical brilliance and expansive musicality:
“Breathtaking pyrotechnics that burst with pure joy!”–All About Jazz.
“Imagine if the spirit of Marion Williams suddenly possessed jazz master Jean-Luc Ponty’s violin, and you have some sense of what Kersten can do. She is a gift to music.”–The Black Gospel Blog.
Be the first to see Kersten Stevens perform her original songs written with Christian McBride, including newly recorded tracks from QUEEN RISING at City Winery NYC – The Loft on November 27, 2023 at 7:30pm.
Reserve Tickets! There will be an Artist Fan Presale from Wednesday, October 4 at 3 pm ET until Thursday, October 5 at 11:59pm ET available to friends and supporters who subscribe at www.kerstenstevens.com/subscribe. The Public on-sale is Friday, October 6 at 12:00 pm. Reserve tickets by visiting City Winery
About Kersten Stevens ~ The Violinist
Kersten Stevens, queen of the violin, is among the most exciting and unique emerging artists in jazz. She is a six-time winner of the historic Amateur Night and Showtime at The Apollo; she’s performed with music greats Kim Burrell, renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter, international jazz bassist Christian McBride, and performed for esteemed notables President Barack Obama, Ray Charles, Denzel Washington among others, now launches her much anticipated fifth album, QUEEN RISING. Her latest release, QUEEN RISING, leads a growing breed of performers innovating jazz authenticity by collaborating with some of the industry’s most outstanding and respected musicians. Listen to QUEEN RISING on all DSPs Connect with Kersten @kerstenstevens kerstenstevens.com
About City Winery: Our state-of-the-art concert venue is designed to offer an intimate setting with unobstructed views, close to your favorite performer. We strive to make the connection between you and the artist, making it like you’re both in our living room. Meyer Sound has worked with City Winery in all locations, providing a superior listening experience for our guests with custom-designed audio acoustics. CITY WINERY- THE LOFT, 25 11TH Avenue, N.Y., N.Y.