Vuyo Sotashe & Chris Pattishall
In this highly-anticipated collaboration, South African vocalist Vuyo Sotashe and American pianist/composer Chris Pattishall come together for an intimate and soulful evening of duets. Mainstays of the NYC music scene over the last decade, Vuyo and Chris have each contributed to a wide range of projects spanning jazz, gospel, theater and film.
Described as "a bright tenor that can easily spring from sonorous depths to the full-bodied top of his impressive range" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Vuyo made his off-Broadway debut in The Public Theater's production of Black Light. Chris has established himself as "an expert at using the jazz tradition as a jumping off-point for experimentation" (JazzTimes) and his debut album Zodiac was called "a startling revelation" (NY Times). Together they make music with a hushed vulnerability, a quiet invocation of community in the midst of turbulent times. In a program that will range from the American masters of Duke Ellington and Nina Simone to South African Xhosa hymns and Stevie Wonder, Sotashe and Pattishall bring the healing power of music to the forefront.
This work was commissioned by Joe's Pub as part of our New York Voices program. New York Voices is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Vuyo Sotashe photo credit: Wil Pierce
Chris Pattishall photo credit: Ebru Yildiz
Vuyo Sotashe Soundcloud
Chris Pattishall Bandcamp
Chris Pattishall Soundcloud
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets are often released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.
Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz
Photo credit: Wil Pierce