Hans Sturm Workshops/Performances 2017-18
Sept 8 NET Radio Live, Doane University
Sept 26 LSO with Joshua Bell, Lied Center
Oct 8 Ed Love, First Friday Jazz
Oct 20 Recital, GKSOM
Oct 21 UNL Bass Day, GKSOM
Oct 27 Loren Stillman, GKSOM
Nov 3 Darryl White, First Friday Jazz
Nov 6 UNL Faculty Jazz, GKSOM
Nov 10 Lincoln Symphony
Nov 11 Amy Grant, Century Link Arena
Nov 16 Nebraska All State Orchestra
Dec 3 Bach Cantata with Chiara Quartet, 1st Plymouth
Jan 13 Jackie Allen, The Lark
Jan 31 Dvorak Quintet with Chiara Quartet, Kimball Hall
Feb 23-24 Spring Strings Festival, GKSOM
April 3 UNL Faculty Jazz, GKSOM
April 6 Lincoln Symphony
April 20,22 Nebraska Chamber Players, NET Studios
May 6 Lincoln Symphony
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AVAILABLE NOW (October, 2017)
Rose Fingered Dawn: the songs of hans sturm
High energy creativity… One of the best albums you will ever hear.
Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Review
Bassist/composer Sturm is a renowned figure in both the classical worlds, performing with such luminaries as Roscoe Mitchell and Joshua Bell. Working with Jackie Allen, a vocalist he calls his muse, he focuses more on his jazz side. These are like show tunes without a show, mini narratives focusing on characters consumed by melodies. The songs like Time, Dark Butterflies, Rose Fingered Dawn, and Moon's On the Rise, are full of imagery and Sondheim like irony. Allen gives these tunes a heartfelt and skillful reading.
Hobart Taylor, KUCI
Jazz singer Jackie Allen continues a sky-kissing career arc. Allen’s alluring voice, in its natural vibrato, glimmers like gulps from the heart, yet she transmits lyrics and sentiments with effortless aplomb and exquisite timing. Bassist-composer Sturm remains central to the experience at all times, like a great stone well around which followers circle in dance or huddle, dipping into its riches like hungry fishermen.
Kevin Lynch, Shepherd Express
Whispering her way over John Moulder's probing acoustic guitar, Allen spins a dream out of the humidity. This gives way to a soul jazz "NOLA Love Song" replete with horns and a strutting walk. "Time" is a wild post-bop delight, while "Moon's on the Rise" is a breezy ballad. The disc closes with "Steal the Night," a quiet nod to nocturnal beings. This disc is a completely satisfying original composition collection.
Michael C. Bailey, All About Jazz
Producer/composer/bassist Hans Sturm has written an excellent collection of compositions for vocalist Jackie Allen’s 12th recording titled Rose Fingered Dawn. Hans’ songwriting is creative and diverse and provides exceptional vehicles for Jackie’s warm alto vocals and spoken vocalese. This is music that has come alive and is truly inspired.“Dark Butterflies” is a slow bossa and abstract love song with some of the loveliest lyrics you’ll ever hear. Overall, Rose Fingered Dawn is a beautiful, creative masterpiece that deserves to be in your collection.
Paula Edelstein, Sounds of Timeless Jazz
As especially attractive singer, Jackie gives intelligent and beautifully nuanced readings of the lyrics and surely many of these songs will find their way into the repertoire of others. Lovely music that will bring lasting pleasure.
Bruce Crowther, Jazz Mostly