Amy K. Bormet Jazz Trio Graces Davies 50th Anniversary Season, Feb. 6.

The Davies Concert Series’ 50th Anniversary Season continues Sunday, February 6 at 5pm with the Amy K. Bormet Jazz Trio, featuring Bormet as vocalist and pianist, Karine Chapdelaine on bass, and Angel Bethea on drums. The founder of Washington Women in Jazz, Bormet will bring her own works to the intimate Davies concert stage, as well as a selection of jazz titles. In keeping with the Series’ emphasis on accessibility, all tickets are Pay What You Can. They can be reserved on EventBrite in advance HERE, or obtained onsite beginning 30 minutes prior to performance. Masking and proof of vaccination are required for admittance. All Davies Concert Series events take place at the acoustically rich Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7400 Temple Hill Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748.

Amy Bormet’s jazz programming continues a year-long focus on women performers and composers. Music Director Natalie Groom commented “Pianist and vocalist Amy Bormet is one of the most innovative, well-rounded, and empathetic artists in the DMV. Amy leads with the way in exciting new music and advocacy for women in jazz. I’m honored to know her and to have her on the series, as well as her collaborators bassist Karine Chapdelaine and drummer Angel Bethea.”

Amy Bormet launched the Washington Women in Jazz organization and Festival in 2011, directing and performing in the annual festival and offering women-focused events in the DC area throughout the year. She has formed several ensembles to perform and record her compositions, including AmyAna, The Harold Trio, and her quintet, Ephemera, a project of women’s poetry and improvisation, which toured Sweden.

Bassist Karine Chapdelaine enjoys an international reputation with performances in Europe, South America, Mexico, Africa, and Asia. She has shared the stage with artists such as McCoy Tyner, Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Mary Halvorson, and Allison Miller. She’s also opened concerts for artists such as The Brecker Brothers, The Maria Schneider Orchestra, Regina Carter, Donny McCaslin, and Pat and Joe LaBarbara. 

Born and raised in Washington DC, Angel Bethea has appeared at leading venues throughout the area, including the Brixton, Epicure Cafe, The Kennedy Center, Mr. Henry’s, Blues Alley, and others. She has collaborated with groups such as Shannon Gunn & the Bullettes, Terra Firma, and the Jeffrey Greenberg Quintet. Passionate about the future of the arts, she serves as a mentor to young performers in training.

Mark your calendars for future Concert Series events:

February 26, 2022 – Brandon Felder, “Mosaic Intersections of Sound” – A heart of community, fellowship, and fun.

April 3, 2022 – Syneva Colle, cello – Nature-inspired music for strings.

For further information on the Davies Concert Series and regular updates, visit Davies Concert Series, a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) charitable trust, is committed to presenting classical music concerts, offering educational opportunities for young audiences and performers, and providing a venue for new music. The Series is supported in part by grants from the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) and the Cynipid Fund.