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True Life Trio with Lily Storm
Saturday Oct 3rd at 8pm, Inside concert
Vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas & beyond.
Leslie Bonnett's artistic path has been marked by a rich diversity of musical journeys. Her primary instruments of expression are voice and violin, complemented by explorations into a variety of dance forms. She began with classical studies as a child but soon thereafter jumped off into the musical realms of Scandinavia, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond. Along the way she earned a B.A. in Music from U.C. Santa Cruz and sang with San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Savina. Leslie also sang for fifteen years with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble with whom she had the great fortune of working with amazing master artists and travelling to far off lands for performance and musical/cultural study. She can currently be found performing with Balkalicious Firedrive (www.bfdmusic.com).
Briget Boyle (www.brigetboyle.com) began her musical journey at a very young age. As the daughter of singer songwriter Karen Tobin and recording engineer Tim Boyle, it is safe to say that she came out singing. Briget is a solo singer-songwriter who began writing her own music at the age of 12. She is one of the preeminent vocalists in the Balkan and Eastern European music scene in the Bay Area, and in addition to performing with True Life Trio, she formerly sang with renowned groups Kitka and Brass Menazeri. Her debut solo album, The Parts Interior, is now available for purchase on cdbaby.
Juliana Graffagna (www.julianagraffagna.com) began her musical career at a young age, singing in church choir and studying classical piano. She then ventured on to musical theatre, women's glee club, Russian language study, and the discovery of her passion for traditional music. Juliana sang with the acclaimed Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble for more than two decades, serving as music director for 10 years and performing extensively throughout the U.S. and Eastern Europe. She has had the privilege of studying Eastern European vocal technique with master singers Tzvetanka Varimezova, Mariana Sadovska, Merita Halili, Donka Koleva, Carl Linich and Christos Govetas. Juliana currently performs with the eclectic world music ensemble Janam (www.janamband.com) which she founded in 2007. She is also a studio vocalist and voice/piano teacher.
Lily Storm sings traditional folk songs from many lands. She has been a member of Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, appearing on numerous national broadcasts, and touring nationally and internationally. She also performs solo, and with many Bay Area favorites, including accordionist Dan Cantrell. She holds degrees in music and math, and finds immense fulfillment in teaching children and adults to find their own voices and musicianship. She is currently completing her second album Like Spring Flowers: Folk Lullabies of Old Europe.
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