Sunday Salon with Justin Poindexter and Sasha Papernik - Special Guest Paul Defiglia on Bass
Sunday February 2
Music begins around 4:00. Hors d'oeuvres begin around 5:00. Dinner begins around 6:00. $45/person not including tax, gratuities and alcohol.
Sasha Papernik is a first generation Russian-American classical pianist, singer, and composer who draws on her dual heritage and wide range of talents to present concerts spanning genres and continents. Lauded for her "lightly transparent performances of Chopin and Scriabin," The Washington Post (July 2013) calls her "uncommonly attractive and entertaining...managing a comfortable balance of the formal and the casual."
A dedicated performer and educator, Sasha is a Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center Education and she is on the piano faculty of the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Manhattan School of Music.
Hailing from the rolling hills of North Carolina, guitarist Justin Poindexter is the descendent of a long line of southern storytellers. Specializing in American roots including jazz, country, blues, folk, and gospel, Justin mines America’s rich cultural history, linking music across genres and presenting it in new contexts. His songs and guitar picking have been featured in hundreds of venues from New York's Carnegie Hall to Nashville's Music City Roots to the famed Hue Festival in Vietnam.
A founding member of the acclaimed Americana music ensemble, The Amigos, Justin is a 2014 musical ambassador for the U.S. State Department's American Music Abroad Program.
Justin Poindexter and Sasha Papernik:
I started playing music in my early teens, learning the bass from my father. After studying at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, I received a Bachelor of Music from New York University in 2005. I have played with a wide variety of groups and in many genres, including the Avett Brothers and Langhorne Slim. I currently live in Nashville, Tennessee where I record, produce, and perform.