A candlelight concert featuring the ethereal and energetic jazz of Nadje Noorduis and James Shipp will be presented by the Omi International Arts Center, 1405 county Route 22, Ghent, on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m.
Noordhuis is a trumpeter and composer who is an alumna of the Music Omi international residency program. She brings a classical music background to her lyrical jazz, which is flavored by diverse influences — from Irish folk melodies to rhythmic tangos.
Shipp is a vibraphonist, percussionist and compose. He plays an array of instruments and styles, often blending genres though the fluidity of jazz, which he calls the “big tent” in the international music world — from funk and improv to Caribbean and third stream chamber music.
Noordhuis and Shipp regularly play intimate venues throughout New York City and are currently in production for their debut album as a duo.