Published DateLACONIA — Blackstones, located at the Margate Resort, will host the Caswell Sisters on Friday May 17 at 8 p.m. General admission is $5 and free appetizers will be served.
The riveting performances of the Caswell Sisters (vocalist Rachel and violinist Sara) are the culmination of a lifetime together. Their seamless sound combined with their unique interpretation of repertoire ranging from the "Great American Songbook" to contemporary jazz, is propelled by arresting improvisation.
Sara Caswell (recognized in both the 2011 and 2012 JazzTimes Readers' Poll as one of the top jazz violinists) regularly performs with several ensembles, including Roseanna Vitro (nominated for a 2012 Grammy) and Jody Redhage's Rose & the Nightingale. Sara has toured the world with Esperanza Spalding (2011 Grammy winner for "Best New Artist") and has played with Gene Bertoncini, Alan Ferber, Jon Gordon, Charlie Byrd, and Skitch Henderson. A member of the New York Pops, Sara has made several appearances as a featured soloist with them in Carnegie Hall as well as on national TV. She studied classical violin with the legendary Josef Gingold, has won over 100 awards and first-place prizes in the jazz and classical competition worlds, and has released two highly-acclaimed CDs.
Vocalist Rachel Caswell has performed with Jeremy Allen, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, John Blake, Jr., Ingrid Jensen, the Billy Taylor Trio, and Curtis Fuller. Winner of the Hilton Head Jazz Society Scholarship, Rachel also placed in the top ten of 150 contestants in the jazzconnect.com 2005 vocal competition and has won many awards and first-place prizes as a classical cellist and jazz musician. She has given numerous jazz vocal masterclasses at colleges and universities throughout the US and has received rave reviews for her debut jazz CD Some Other Time.
The sisters will perform with an acclaimed Boston rhythm section of pianist Mark Shilansky, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, and drummer Les Harris, Jr. Performance is sponsored by David Salzberg, Heat Pizza, Sanborn's Note-able Sound, the Landmark Inn, and Carrie's Eco Spa & Boutique.
The Caswell Sisters. (Courtesy photo)