Peace, love and music in the heart of Woodstock. One brilliant generation salutes another in this world premiere collaboration led by pianist Mathis Picard for Catskill Jazz Factory and Woodstock Playhouse. Drawing inspiration from the original Woodstock Festival, Picard brings together a host of today’s top young artists, straight from the forefront of the modern music scene in NYC, in this unique, inter-generational tribute to the seminal music event that shook the world, just in time for its 50th anniversary.
Join these young virtuosi for an unforgettable night calling on the music of Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Diamond, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix and more.
Mathis Picard - Piano & Bandleader
Kate Davis - Vocals
Sonny Step - Vocals
Patrick Bartley Jr. - Saxophone
Savannah Harris - Drums
Ben Eunson - Guitar
Dan Chmielinski - Bass
Neel Murgai - Sitar
Ehren Hanson - Tabla
From Mathis Picard:
”So happy to share a project I’ve been working on this year. We are going to be celebrating 50 years since the majestical ‘3 days of peace & music’ otherwise known as the Woodstock festival. I will be revisiting the soundtrack to those turmoiling days with today’s Leading voices in music !
Charting musical territories of Joni Mitchell, John Coltrane, Ravi Shankar, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone and much more, the message of love, peace and unity that these artists encouraged are still very valid and important today. Between riots in the streets, disgraments in essential political agreements, climate change and internal Warfare, the discussion continues.
So we carry their message in our time, today, and we take it forward. “