Anson Jones is a 2022-23 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley resident of the FEU. Her Printempo recital will be a selection of jazz and popular works, the majority of which were written during her residence here. The first work, Mida and the Indigo Forest, is a whimsical instrumental piece mixing jazz and classical traditions. Following that are a selection of moments from Anson’s graduation piece, City Veins, the text of which are original stories and poems playing with the theme of urban waterways. The last third of the concert will be a selection of original songs arranged for this ensemble, Anson will be joined by an ensemble gathering FEU residents with outside guests.
See the full schedule of Printempo concerts and programs here.
Date Tuesday, June 20 | Time 7:30pm | Facebook Event
Anson Jones (1999-)
Mida and the Indigo Forest
Selections from City Veins
Call me Home
Anson Jones, voice, piano
About the Artists
Anson Jones is a singer, composer, and songwriter from New York City whose work pulls in turns from modern jazz, modern classical music, and popular music. She graduated from Princeton University in the class of 2022, where she won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts and the Isodore and Helen Sacks Memorial Prize in Music. She is 2022-2023 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley scholar and FEU resident, composing a suite of music inspired by Parisian examples of glass architecture. In between academic projects, she enjoys making more commercial music – she loves indie, rock, and folk music, and in June 2022 she released an EP of jazz-rock fusion on Modern Icon Recordings. For both her commercial and academic music, she’s played with her own groups around New York City, joined in writer’s showcases like the New York Songwriters’ Circle and the 5PM Concert Series, and performed at the 2020 Litchfield Jazz Festival. Anson is passionate about many other fields as well – she has passions for music cognition, computer science, art, and architecture. She has even worked at a series of architecture firms and as a data science intern at a neuroscience lab. Her range of interests all inform her approach towards music-making as an interdisciplinary process.
After having studied at la Maîtrise de Radio France, Valentine Jacquet obtained her degree in musicology from the Sorbonne, along with D.E.M.s in violin performance and music education. She is currently finishing her D.E. in music education at l’Ecole Supérieure de Lorraine, and is studying violin performance at Pôle Sup d’Aubervilliers la Courneuve. This year, she plays in the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and studies lyric song at the conservatory of Saint Maur des Fossés.
Born in Lunel, Hérault in 1997, Thomas Lopez graduated from the École Supérieure de Bourgogne in 2021, and he plays regularly with various ensemble in Bourgogne and Île-de-France, such as the Orchestre Dijon-Bourgogne, Orchestre du Jura, Atelier-Orchestre Ostinato, and Orchestre Colonne.
Natan Gorog is a Franco-Italian artist born in Paris to a family of musicians. In 2022, he received his degree in violin performance from PSPBB de Paris Boulogne Billancourt, and in the same year entered his final year playing viola in the class of Louis Fima. He regularly plays chamber and orchestra music, and tours France, China, Italy, and the U.K.. He has participated in television programs such as “C à vous” with Nathalie Dessay in 2016. Alongside his musical career, Natan Gorog has taken courses in the dramatic arts for around a dozen years, and in 2014 he acted in a short film on the dance of Hugues Hariche, titled Métropolis, which was broadcasted on France 3. In 2018, he created a company and started a show titled Deconcerto, which blends dance, theater, and music with a first showing well received at the festival Off d’Avignon in 2022. At the time of that festival, he also played improvised viola in another show, “Une Histoire Vraie” by Esteban Perroy. He is often invited to play improvised viola in the show “Colors”, at the Théâtre du Gymnase, and in January 2023, played duo viola with Claire Merlet in Contra-diccion d’Elena Mendoza as part of the event Cornucopia put together by the ensemble 2e2m. In May of 2023, he was admitted to the masters program at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon.
Claudia Loyer, a French-Spanish cellist, started her musical studies in Madrid. She graduated from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in 2020 with a degree in higher studies of cello performance. In September 2020, she joined the class of Xavier Gagnepain at the CRR de Boulogne-Billancourt. She has been a member of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes since 2022, and later won first prize and the competition “Prodige Art” in Paris.
Axel studied classical bass for ten years, until in 2010 he discovered manouche jazz thanks to concerts by musicians such as Angelo Debarre, Mito Löefler, and Marcel Löefler. After 8 years studying other disciplines such as science and education, he dusted off his bass and decided to dedicate himself to music in 2019. During his 2 years at the jazz conservatory of Stragbourg, and now as a student of Vincent Segal and Julien Lourau, he traverses the boundaries between bop, free jazz, reggae, fusion, and hip hop. He is passionate about the quest to understand how musical genres connect, how they resonate, and how musicians of different cultures and tastes can play, listen, and imagine music over the eras into today.
As a keyboardist and improviser, Samuel Gaskin is interested in exploring music of all kinds. Collaborating with the Aruna Quartet for a premiere recording of William Albright’s Valley of Fire for saxophone quartet and organ, he has also played harpsichord with the San Antonio Symphony and piano in several jazz and folk bands. Winner of the 2016 University of Michigan Organ Improvisation Competition, Samuel explores the sometimes-contradictory relationship between improvisation and composition. As a composer, recent premieres include Domenican Nights, for flute and piano, and In memoriam: Chick Corea, written for the Unheard-of Ensemble. He holds a Master’s degree in organ performance from the University of North Texas. As a recipient of a 2022-23 Fulbright grant, Samuel is pursuing an Artist’s Diploma in organ at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles as well as independent lessons with improviser/composer Thierry Escaich.