WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St, Asheville
WHEN: Sunday November 20, 2016
DOORS: 6pm | SHOW: 7pm
GENRE: lullabies / folk / jazz / blues
AGES: all ages
SEATS: seated general admission
TICKETS: $12 adv. / $15 d.o.s. / $25 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows)
WEB LISTING: http://thealtamonttheatre.com/Pitt
Jane Roman Pitt (Lady Lullaby):
HEAR SOME MUSIC: https://youtu.be/dF0NsfvA7L8?list=PLsYA0X4G5ryJS98e6G4VtqIvB31HUWRau
SEE A VIDEO: https://youtu.be/p8jyOgXpir4
“Auditory Ambien!”---Alive Magazine
Jane’s introduction to music came at an early age when she and her sister would sneak downstairs after bedtime to listen to her parents and their friends playing chamber music. Growing up in Detroit, a combination of Motown, folk, jazz and blues and classical that shaped her musical world. She learned guitar and began to sing at local coffeehouses, college campuses, public television, and way too many pizza joints.
Jane has recorded and co-produced five solo recordings: the Unity Records album “This Beautiful Feeling,” (1974) “Wind Off The Water,” (1985); “Peace Of The River,” (1997); “Midnight Lullaby,” (2009); and “Road To Dreamland,” (2016).
Her latest passion is lullabies---as Lady Lullaby (ladylullaby.com) she writes and speaks about the history and importance of lullabies, and the benefits of lullabies for both children and the adults singing them. Her topics also cover the fascinating stories behind the songs, from “Rock-a-Bye Baby” to James Taylor.
Both “Midnight Lullaby,” recorded in Nashville with Grammy-winner Mac Gayden, and “Road To Dreamland,” recorded in Asheville with musical wizard Chris Rosser, include soothing songs written by well-known contemporary songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Wilco, Neil Young, George and Ira Gershwin, and many more. Both albums have won awards from the Parents’ Choice Foundation.
Jane has degrees in music education, music literature and theory. She studied composition with William Albright and Anthony Iannoccone, and won the Grand Prize in the International Choral Competition of the Amadeus Choir of Toronto. Her classical work is published by Transcontinental Music Publications in New York and distributed by Hal Leonard.
As a long-time teacher of Transcendental Meditation, Jane’s music also strives to bring a calming influence to her listeners. She was awarded an honorary Ph.D. for her work in helping to establish the Quiet Time Program, which through the David Lynch Foundation has taught TM to over 100,000 school children all over the world.Jane lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Jane’s music is not just soothing for the kiddies, but a fireplace essential for the Cabernet crowd. . . . Sweet Dreams, everyone.
-- Huffington Post
“Jane sings her songs direct and unadorned as if the words themselves were important and sufficient. And they are.
-- Detroit Jazz
From the very first song, this collection of warm and lovely melodies has a beautiful Dzfolkdz feel. Jane Roman Pitt’s voice is sweet and soft, effectively conveying the messages of love and tenderness in each song. I honestly have been listening to this CD for about eight days straight and have not yet grown tired of a single song.
-- My Kansas City Mommy Blog
“While many lullaby CD’s speak down to kids, Jane Roman Pitt’s DzMidnight Lullabydz raises them up. This album is magic from start to finish.
-- Lullaby Journal
About Jaron Rosser:
The 11 year-old Jaron Rosser, son of Chris and Lynn Rosser, has a congenital heart defect (HLHS) that required three open heart surgeries in the first years of his life. He suffered a heart attack in January 2016, possibly due to slow degeneration.
Jaron was sent via helicopter from Mission Hospital in Asheville to the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. There he was hospitalized for 10 days, mostly in the ICU. This was a huge shock, as he had not had any significant issues since his last surgery in 2007. As a result of that event, Jaron’s heart function is now lower and his health considered at risk enough that he has been placed on the heart transplant list at a non-emergency level. He is on an intensive medicine regime to support his heart function. He is currently living at home while he and his family wait for a new heart, and he is closely monitored in Charlotte with regular, almost monthly visits for tests. It is not known how long he will have to wait, but the usual maximum, the family has been told, is two years from his listing unless his health becomes more at risk, or a heart becomes available to him before then.