Marlysse Simmons-Argandoña and Laura Ann Singh at ArtSpace TONIGHT

Jun 10, 2024 | by

OOYH Records @ Artspace – Second Mondays (6/10): Marlysse Simmons SOLO // Laura Ann Singh (NEW BAND) tonight at ArtSpace:

Ever since the December Holiday Grab Bag improv night we have been trying to get Marlysse Simmons to play a solo set, and she finally got tired of us bothering her about it and agreed. In addition to Marlysse doing a solo set, Laura Ann Singh is premiering a brand new band that just recorded with Lance at Minimum Wage, and it is very awesome (punk rock songs with free jazz horns, come on!). We’re so pumped to present this amazing night of music! We might poll the audience to name Laura Ann’s new band, because the current front runner isn’t very good.

OOYH Records Second Mondays @ Artspace
Monday June 10, 2024
2833-A Hathaway Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
Doors at 7:30pm, Music at 8:00pm
$15 suggested donation

Beer + Wine available for purchase

8:00pm Marlysse Simmons SOLO
Marlysse Simmons – keyboards, etc.

9:00pm Laura Ann Singh (NEW BAND NO NAME YET!!!)
Laura Ann Singh – vocals, compositions
John Lilley – saxophone
Bob Miller – trumpet
Adam Hopkins – bass
Scott Clark – drums

Marlysse Rose Simmons-Argandoña is a first-generation Chilean-American pianist, composer and educator based in Richmond, Virginia. She is the band leader, arranger and pianist for the globally renowned indie-salsa band Bio Ritmo and the bolero-inspired project Miramar. With her projects she has toured North America, Europe, Russia, and Georgia. She is a recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Touring Arts grant, recorded for Brooklyn’s Daptone, Barbès, and Spain’s Vampisoul Records. She studied composition under Grammy Award-winning artist Arturo O’Farrill and has traveled the world to make independent studies of various musical traditions including Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Puerto Rico and country of Georgia. Simmons also works as a commissioned arranger, educator and lecturer.

Laura Ann Singh is a multilingual American singer, recording artist and composer, often associated with musica popular brasileira and Latin boleros. She has performed internationally in Europe, Russia, and South America as well as the Tiny Desk concert series on NPR and headlining the annual Globalfest festival in New York City. She has recorded music for Daptone Records, Barbes Records, and Electric Cowbell. Her repertoire pulls from all over Latin America, especially Brazil, but includes American Songbook standards, women composers, and original music.

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