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Keynote Speakers: Skerik & Jen Hartswick - Finding Creativity in the Time of Crisis

Saturday 2:00PM @ The Armory

Finding creativity in the time of crisis and building community through that creativity.
Join Jennifer Hartswick and Skerik for a keynote presentation at The Armory.
Trumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. Hartswick is an original member of the Trey Anastasio Band and has recorded/shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Phish, Christian McBride, Tom Petty, Aaron Neville, Carlos Santana, The Rolling Stones, Big Gigantic, Dave Matthews and countless others.
Skerik's world is one where dialogue flows freely between wildly disparate strains of musical thought... where no borders exist between jazz & sludge metal, where elements of Congolese soukous dialect might find their way onto the million-selling records of an alternative rock band, where an avant-garde electronic translation of Ornette Coleman's deepest & darkest fantasies (shared with a select few listeners in a small club) easily attains the same level of satisfaction & meaning as an exuberant explosion of jazz/funk catharsis (shared with hordes of sweaty festival crowds all over the world).