Performance by Mohsen Harandi, Dave Schlossberg, Sharleen Leahey and The Perfect Alibi Quartet
Mohsen Harandi - Poet
Mohsen Harandi recently published his first book, MIDNIGHT CONNECTIONS, offering simple expressions and deep visualizations of pre-existence, life, nature, love and death. He works as an engineering scientist who has been awarded 200 patents. “He writes in English to grant English speakers a direct look into the soul of Persian poetry. He removes the veil of translation. He writes for our time and of our time, yet his poems are timeless.” facebook.com/mohsen.harandi.334
Dave Schlossberg - Pianist - Composer
Dave Schlossberg, from Monroe, NJ, has delighted audiences all over New Jersey with his provocative and moving improvisational style. Dave’s debut album, A Place Beyond Words, offers tasteful, sensitive piano improvisations of Jewish liturgical melodies. The album won a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the Global Music Awards, and was listed as one of the organization’s Top Albums for Fall 2017. Find out more about Dave at daveschlossberg.com.
Sharleen Leahey - Folk Rock for the 99
Sharleen Leahey writes, sings, and records folk-rock music for personal and planetary transformation. She performs for festivals, schools, and activist communities struggling for peace, human rights, and environmental justice. Sharleen has released two collections of original songs, and is currently in the studio recording, For the 99, her new CD due out later this year. Sharleen will be accompanied by Diane Doolittle on flute and saxophone. rumorsofpeace.net
The Perfect Alibi Quartet - Bringing the Great American Songbook to Today’s Music Fans
The Perfect Alibi Quartet (PAQ) was founded in 2011 as a fresh and original project, conserving the musical art form of jazz and the Great American Songbook. The PAQ performs the works of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, the Gershwins, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Rogers and Hammerstein, Herbie Hancock, Cole Porter, and many more. The band takes pride in presenting fresh interpretations of timeless compositions, while remaining true to the spirit of the pieces.