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  • All Souls' Church Junction of Co Rd 23C and 25 Tannersville, NY 12485 (map)

Jazz pianist turned folk musician Sam Reider co-leads the Brooklyn-based roots band Silver City Bound, which the Huffington Post calls, “Americana at its best.”

See Silver City Bound joined by renowned young jazz vocalist Brianna Thomas, named by the Wall Street Journal as "the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation," in this afternoon of family-friendly folk songs for all ages. Reider and Thomas will be joined by Justin Poindexter on guitar and vocals and Noah Garabedian on bass.

Co-presented by the 23Arts Initiative for the 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival in Tannersville, NY. See more 23Arts festival events HERE.


About Sam Reider: Reider has spent the last eight years redefining American roots music on the accordion. His original music draws inspiration from sources ranging from Woody Guthrie to George Gershwin to Ennio Morricone. Sam has been featured on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, toured in seven countries overseas, and appears regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center and major festivals nationwide. 

About Silver City Bound: Silver City Bound was selected by the U.S. Dept. of State in 2013 as overseas cultural embassadors and have traveled to China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Azerbaijan and Istanbul, where they collaborated on a benefit concert with young Syrian, Turkish, Kurdish, Palestinian, and American musicians.

About Brianna Thomas: Brianna’s talents have propelled her to many successes including performances at the Montreux, North Sea, and Umbria Jazz Festivals and in venues ranging from the Bahamas to Geneva, Switzerland. Brianna has performed across the country from New Orleans to Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Notably, Brianna Thomas is the youngest person ever to be inducted into Peoria’s African-American Hall of Fame at the age of thirteen in 1996. She has also received a certificate of excellence from the state of Illinois in recognition of her musical accomplishments.