Jenkins is a vocalist, arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist
signed to independent imprint Truth Revolution Recording Collective.
After three remarkably diverse projects, his newest album, ‘Centennial
Cole’, is a celebration of a great voice from the past: Nat ‘King’ Cole.
The legendary singer was most famous for songs like Unforgettable and
The Christmas Song, but Jenkins performs his own soulful arrangements of
less popular and nevertheless timeless tunes, similar to his work on
his 2016 release, ‘Soar’, which reached #11 on the iTunes jazz chart.
Jenkins became notorious for his hip-hop laden covers of jazz standards
like Bye Bye Blackbird and Body & Soul, as well as his swinging
treatments to songs by Drake and Rihanna. Centennial Cole offers much
tamer sounds, accented by the presence of a string quartet.
Around The Piano, his 2014 debut, featured original orchestral soul
songs written during Jenkins’ teenage years. More of his early songs
were released on Tertiary, a 2017 mixtape that featured entirely
self-produced music. Both projects were released several years after
their inception, partially because of Jenkins pursuing higher education
at prestigious arts conservatory, The Hartt School, as well as his work
as a music educator in his hometown of Hartford, Connecticut. He also
tours nationally with The Afro-Semitic Experience, and has served as
musical director and arranger for legendary soul singers Betty Harris
and Kenny Hamber, as well as Grammy-award winning artist Charmagne
Tripp. He has collaborated with rapper Klokwize, Grammy-nominated
producer Chris Davis, and shared the stage with jazz legends such as Dr.
Eddie Henderson and Stanley Jordan.
For more about Orice visit his website
HOUSE OF MOSES LIVE!!
Saturday night, February 22, 2020
This beloved Middletown group has been awarded the Middletown Commission on the Arts' award of the Middletown Music Ambassador 2020. Mayor Ben Florsheim will present them with this award and a Proclamation at this event. Reservations are highly suggested and may be purchased here
. Seats are only $10 and this event is expected to sell out.
House Of Moses is:
Randy Moses, vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard Freddie Moses, vocals, percussion
Scott Kessel, vocals, drums
Eben Ross, harmonica
Tim Rankin, bass guitar
Matt Solak, electric guitar
Michael Arafeh, electric guitar
“Randy Moses & House Of Moses 2020”
Randy Moses is the founder, singer and songwriter for his band House
Of Moses. Randy is the composer of dozens of original songs dating from
the 1970s to today. Established in Middletown, CT in the 1970s with his brothers Freddie
Moses and Thomas “Jakula” Moses, House Of Moses has been a Middletown
mainstay, performing dozens of times and employing generations of local
musicians from around the Middletown music scene.
Randy Moses is a Veteran of Foreign Wars, a cancer survivor and a
public figure. Following the Moses family’s long tradition of civic
engagement setforth by his parents James A. and Lillian Reba Moses,
House Of Moses music appeals to the mind, body and soul of audiences.
Buoyant rhythms and love lorn ballads share the message that Love is the
answer to whatever vexes us—and you can dance to it.
House Of Moses
music reflects a life of emerging social consciousness, but also a life of light, hope and joy amidst the struggle.
House Of Moses
music captures the characters and
moments in life that are both familiar and unfamiliar to audiences,
setting these stories into a relaxed and deeply funky soundtrack.
House Of Moses
music expresses the soulful ease of a summer vacation and the emerging social consciousness of youth.
House Of Moses
is currently working on its third album and will be returning to the Middletown Music Festival in 2020.
Also on Saturday:
Aligned With Source: Empowering Workshop for Self Awareness
February 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm $10.
Explore simple concepts of living in awareness that: open you up to
the wonders of life; discover who you are; let go of fear and all that
keeps you stuck. You create your reality and as co-creator of this
world, find out how you
can bring to it and you, peace, harmony, health and abundance. Each session ends in a powerful guided meditation.
For more info see
All The Write Ways: A Workshop for Self-Expression
February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $10/session
Join published writer and instructor Briana Una McGuckin for this
eight-week workshop. Each week, you’ll explore a fresh form of writing
(from found poetry and lyric essays to memoir and genre fiction). After
reading an example piece of a type of writing, you’ll participate in a
group discussion about the defining features and strengths of the work
before writing something of your own.
This workshop is meant to expose you to many different types of
writing, to give you new tools for self-expression. Writers aiming to
publish are welcome, but the primary goal of this workshop is for
participants to know themselves better, as writers and as human beings,
through the art of the written word. For more info / reserve your space, click here.
February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a Buttonwood Reiki Share – For those who are at Reiki 1 level or above.
Cost $20. / TBT Members $15. (Members please call or email to sign up)
Reiki share. Reiki share, also known as Reiki circle or exchange, is a gathering of Reiki believers who participate in group Reiki treatments on each other. The main purpose for the Reiki share is to give and receive Reiki in a casual atmosphere of friendship, honor, positive energy and devotion.
To reserve your space and see more click here.
TBT is located at 605 Main Street with free, ample parking next door behind It's Only Natural market on weekends and after 6 pm during the week. Refreshments, free wifi and local artwork are available.
Currently, the bookstore and art gallery are open M-T-R-F from 10-2 and during events, subject to change. See more at Buttonwood.org, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram