La Paloma (ca. 1863), by Sebastian Yradier (1809-1865) (arr. Schwab) Habaneras by Ignacio Cervantes Kawanagh (1847-1905): Tiene Que Ser Vuelta al Hogar Ilusiones Perdidas Brazilian Tangos by Ernesto Nazareth (1863- 1934): Brejeiro (1893) Carioca (1913) Cascata da Lagrimas (Brazilian valsa-choro, 1939), by Moacry Braga From Tango Suite, by Juan Jose Castro (1895-1968): Lloron Milonguero Intimas (1933), by Alfonso Ramiro Lacueva (1904-1969) (arr. Schwab) Homenaje a Mi Pueblo (Macario Gonzales) (arr. Schwab) From Danzas Afro-Cubanas (Ernesto Lecuona, 1895-1963): Y La Negra Bailaba! (ca. 1930) Flor de Canela (arr. Schwab) Ernesto Nazareth: Ouro sobre azur (1916)
Pianist Jacqueline Schwab's musical sensibilities arose from her time immersed in the rich classical and folk music scenes of Pittsburgh's "melting pot" and later in Boston. Her signature style is hard to categorize but easy to recognize. Drawing on "the jazz/classical improvisational spirit of Keith Jarrett and the touch of George Winston ...." (New England Folk Almanac), Jacqueline spins musical stories, building bridges to connect listeners to the different cultures and strands that have formed our American music. Her distinctive playing infuses the sound tracks of Ken Burns' Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, The National Parks, among others. She has performed at the White House for President Clinton, and, with Scottish singer Jean Redpath, on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion and on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman.
Jacqueline graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, majoring in piano improvisation. She has long played for dancing with the Bare Necessities English quartet, whose flowing, group improvisational style have inspired new generations of dancers and dance musicians. She has performed in over 40 US states and logs many miles on the road. She lives on Cape Cod.
Her program features classical music and her own arrangements of habaneras, waltzes and tangos from Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico, to warm your hearts on a winter's day.
Here is Jacqueline's web site.
Here is a photo of Jacqueline:
Photo credit to Wayne Hankin