2 results for author: Jacqui Sutton


Un-Cross Talk with Jacqui Sutton, August 2017

Photo credit: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics © 2013. Urban and Rural: Come Together Now So, why have I titled my upcoming immersive concert “Un-Cross Talk”? It came about as I was thinking about last year’s election, and how the narrative seemed to focus on a divide between rural and urban America; how each simply doesn’t understand the other. You’ve seen those talking-head news/opinion programs that seem designed to inspire “crossfire”, and crosstalk (talking over one another), instead of “to” one another. The word crosstalk also has a second connotation of anger (“crossness”), and ...

Un-Cross Talk with Jacqui Sutton, June 2017

Following in the tradition of Miss Ann’s Playpen, I welcome you to Jacqui’s version of the Playpen, known locally as the Frontier Jazz Orchestra—a chamber style jazz ensemble that is described as where jazz meets the American Frontier. The playpens and playhouses that populated Houston’s Third Ward were musical, sonic refuges for everyday folks to jam and sing the blues. You mixed it up and you learned and you grew. I created the Frontier Jazz Orchestra as a kind of musical refuge—a safe space to experiment with the fusion of jazz, bluegrass, blues, musical theater, classical, Americana—whatever mood seems to want to present itself. ...