Dominique Eade to jazz up Ke-Nekt' series

imageVocalist Dominique Eade will offer a jazzy take on classics, standards and originals in the next installment of the Ke-nekt’ music series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom.

The Bob Sneider Trio and Rick Holland, a member of SUNY Oswego’s music faculty, will join her for the performance.

David Hajdu of the New York Times has called Eade “the Next Thing in jazz singing” and praised her as “an impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist and instrumental arranger.” Called “one of the few imaginative artists to have emerged in the field of jazz singing in the past decade” by Newsday, Eade also was named Best Jazz Singer in an Entertainment Weekly article on emerging talent.

The RCA Victor recording artist has been nominated as Best Jazz Vocalist five times at the Boston Music Awards, winning the title in 1996. She has been a featured artist at such events as the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival in New York City, Toulon Jazz Festival in France, Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway, the Bethlehem Musikfest in Pennsylvania and multiple Boston Globe Jazz Festivals.

Her discography features a trail of such critical and commercial successes as “The Long Way Home,” “When the Wind Was Cool,” “The Ruby and the Pearl” and “My Resistance Is Low.” Eade’s albums have made it into year-end best-of lists for such publications as Jazziz, Billboard, the Boston Globe, Ann Arbor News and Jazz Times.

Eade has also been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory teaching voice, composition and improvisation.

She will present an informance—performing a few selections, answering questions and offering tips for those looking to enter the creative field—at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in Room 101 of Lanigan Hall. Bob Sneider and fellow members of his trio, Phil Flanigan and Michael Melito, will also lend their musical talents and experiences to this admission-free interactive session. The public is invited to attend.

Music lovers can peek behind the scenes as Eade and the Bob Sneider Trio conduct an open workshop and rehearsal with Oswego’s State Singers in Room 41 of Tyler Hall at 4:30 p.m. that day.

Tickets to the Eade’s full-length performance in the Sheldon Hall ballroom cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for SUNY Oswego students.

For information or reservations, call the Tyler Hall box office at 312-2141. e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit

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(Posted: Oct 28, 2004)