Small Dream Ada and Guests

Small Dream Ada and Guests

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

About Small Dream Ada Led by vocalist/poet Alaina Ferris and composer Tyler Gilmore, indie chamber group Small Dream Ada is a darkly hued journey through the subconscious. Akin to artists such as St. Vincent, Hanne Hukkleberg, and Fiona Apple, Small Dream Ada features progressive song forms with expanded palettes of electronics, rock, and jazz. “Tyler Gilmore is lending his innovative composing and arranging skills to indie chamber group Small Dream Ada, which is highlighted by Alaina Ferris‘s stunning vocals. [...] At times ethereal and dreamy, Golden Propeller is a gorgeous collaboration.” Jon Solomon, Westword Backbeat “The gorgeous, ethereal sounds of musician/singer/composer Alaina Ferris make the experience truly special.” Adam R. Burnett, www.nytheatre.com.

Performers Alaina Ferris, voice Pier Luigi Salami, piano Matt Schlatter, guitar Marty Fowler, bass Mike Beck, drums Other News Small Dream Ada's Alaina Ferris recently released a solo performance of their song, "Voicemail" whose lyrics are written by Brooklyn poet, Charity Stebbins. Upcoming Performances June 2nd, 7pm. at Entwine June 23rd, 7pm. at Entwine June 27th, 10:15pm. at Ars Nova ANT Festival 54/10 Concert Series About Ayo Awosika , a classically trained vocalist, Ayo has transferred her aptitude for opera and art song to the world of jazz and beyond. Early on in her career, she had the opportunity to learn from jazz greats like Ellis Marsalis, and Art Lande. She has also had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of Richie Havens, Peter Eldridge of The New York Voices, bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding, and members of Tower of Power. Ayo has mixed her love for the complexity of jazz and soul with the honesty of folk and roots music, working to find the place where these worlds meet in her songwriting. Now living in New York City, she splits her time between performing and teaching. Ayo is currently working on her debut full length album with Grammy award winning producer, Scott Jacoby - set to be released in the spring of this year.

Matt Schlatter is a composer and guitarist based in Brooklyn. His songwriting is at once influenced by the simplicity of folk and an imagination for orchestral arrangements. In addition to his solo work, Matt performs guitar with Small Dream Ada, composes and plays piano for indie classical group, Marigold Opera, and leads the new electronic group, Instrument Thieves.