"Mathis Picard's fingers danced like Fred Astaire on the keys of the piano and it's worth taking seats to the side of the instrument for this sight alone" -Entertainment-Focus Online
Mathis Picard's Ancestral Stride takes audiences on a journey through the early roots and ages of pianos past to celebrate his own personal favorite of all piano styles, the legendary Harlem Stride. Picard, who has shared stages with artists such as Patti Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Jason Moran, honors the stylings of the "Father of Stride" James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Willie Smith, and others along the way.
Since graduating Juilliard, multicultural artist Mathis Picard has used his French-Malagasy roots to bring his brand of dance music to the jazz scene. Mathis lived in four different countries before putting down roots in New York City, where he can be found playing with his band, Mathis & Sound Orchestre.
Free admission & all ages. All donations welcomed.