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Legendary bassist Charnett Moffett & Acclaimed Guitarist/Vocalist Jana Herzen Set January Duo Residency at Catalina Jazz Club, (LA)
(Published: December 27, 2021)

December 2021
For Immediate Release


Legendary bassist Charnett Moffett & Acclaimed Guitarist/Vocalist Jana Herzen Set January Duo Residency at Catalina Jazz Club, (LA)


Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 8:30 pm • Catalina Jazz Club 6725 West Hollywood, CA







"There's something special every time that Charnett Moffett and Jana Herzen make music together...

It's pure, soulful and especially beautiful to hear. Now, maybe more than ever...

"Together they're magic." - AMERICAN SONGWRITER



The charismatic and virtuosic jazz cross-over duo of Charnett Moffett and Jana Herzen, who earn high praise for their sweet alchemy and synergistic innovations, will perform a ‘Wednesdays in January' concert residency at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA. [January 5, 12, 19, 26, Doors at 7, show at 8:30.] Tickets are $20 and a limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for $35. The VIP package includes preferred seating + two signed cds: Moffett's "NEW LOVE" (Motéma, 2021) an electric trio/quartet project w/Herzen on guitar, and their lovely duo project ‘ROUND THE WORLD Motéma, 2020) with "soulful originals and inventive, unexpected covers." - JAZZIZ


Tickets available here: https://www.ticketweb.com/search?q=Charnet+Moffett+Jana&loc=hollywood-ca




DOWNBEAT: "Quicksilver imagination" -★★★★


JAZZWISE: "Joyous and mystically resonant."

- ★★★★



JAZZTIMES: "Exotic...remarkable."


ALL ABOUT JAZZ: "Full of spirituality and positive emotion."


AMERICAN SONGWRITER: "They're magic."


PEOPLE: "Touching... Poignant."


TEXTURA: "The playing's fresh and effervescent in the extreme."







Moffett and Herzen describe their original music as "a fusion of jazz, free jazz, folk, raga, reggae and Afro-beat" - an element of a deep groove is always present. They also have a knack for reinventing classics, such as Gershwin's "Summertime" performed in this video filmed at Yoshi's in San Francisco in July.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGaDPrIZZgs


The pair have been especially prolific in recent years. Receiving four-star reviews and detailed appreciation from top jazz publications internationally, and also catching the ear of mainstream outlets - American Songwriter, People Magazine, Paste, AllMusic and Le Monde... The couple are key members of today's jazz royalty: He's a legendary bassist and music innovator who's released 17 albums and played countless top venues with top jazz stars since the 1980's. She's a rising, much acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist and also the visionary behind the multi-GRAMMY®-winning, art-first, Motéma label ‘promoting artists of power and distinctions since 2003. "




Since they first connected in New York City in 2008, they have collaborated twelve acclaimed releases: seven Moffett albums, two Herzen band CDs, three duo albums. In February of 2020. this long-term creative partnership evolved into a loving marriage, a unique journey visited in a 2021 Datebook feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, which can be read here: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/motema-musics-honeymoon-with-san-francisco-continues



Learn more at:

Catalinajazzclub.com

Motema.com

Charnettmoffett.com

Janaherzen.net



Tickets available here:

https://www.ticketweb.com/search?q=Charnet+Moffett+Jana&loc=hollywood-ca


Note: Moffett & Herzen who recently relocated from New York City to San Francisco, will be living in Los Angeles during the residency and are available for in person and remote television, radio or press interviews.



MORE ABOUT CHARNETT MOFFETT...


An artist with an unusual abundance of spirit, chops, and charisma, Moffett has released seventeen acclaimed albums and toured the world as one of the most innovative and versatile acoustic and electric bassists in jazz. He debuted as a leader on Blue Note Records in 1987 and after stints with other labels through the years, he found a creative home in the Motéma label in 2008 where he's released seven of his fifteen acclaimed albums as a Composer/Leader. Moffett is certified jazz royalty. His career began as an 8-year-old prodigy in his father, drummer/educator Charles Moffett's band (The elder Moffett is revered as one of Ornette Coleman's early collaborators and influences.) Charnett then went on to create with such pivotal artists as Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, Wynton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Tony Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Sharrock, to name a few, appearing on more than 200 prestigious albums, many now considered classics. In 2012 he began a richly fruitful musical collaboration with Motema's founder, the singer/songwriter/producer Jana Herzen. Together they've collaborated on a dozen internationally acclaimed recordings and have toured at key venues in America and abroad. The couple married in February of 2020.


"A master of post-bop jazz whose dizzying versatility more than earns him his place among the world's best jazz bassists." - U Discover Music: 50 Best Bassists In Jazz


"The interplay of this trio (Moffett/Herzen/Garcia) is stupendous and breathtaking...Moffett's idea of liberated music knows no bounds." - JAZZ'N'MORE (Switzerland)



MORE ABOUT JANA HERZEN:


Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jana Herzen originally hales from the San Francisco Bay Area. After working in the theater in New York City for many years, where she was a co-founder of the legendary MCC Theater, she switched her focus to music in the early 1990's and never looked back. ‘Soup's on Fire' , the first album of her poetic multiculti original music led to the founding of her multi-GRAMMY®-winning tastemaker label, Motéma Music famous for launching such stars as Gregory Porter and Joey Alexander. Herzen began a richly rewarding creative partnership with Charnett Moffett when they released and toured their first duo album, Passion of a Lonely Heart, in 2012. Since then, Herzen and Moffett have worked together on seven band albums, three duo albums, and several singles. They got married in 2020 and are looking forward to many new musical adventures together!


"Herzen always has this superb tone of voice between folk and jazz à la Joni Mitchell, with intonations sometimes close to the diva Nina Simone" - JAZZ A SEIZ HEUR



"A composer, guitarist and lyricist whose performances are imaginative and soulful." - JAZZTIMES


"Herzen's clean guitar work as a confident dance partner for her sly vocal style." - DOWNBEAT


More Information: https://Motema.com


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