Friday Music Series Features Washington Women in Jazz Festival Performance

As part of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Georgetown will feature pianist and bandleader Amy K Bormet with her ensemble Ephemera during the Friday Music Series on March 16, 2018 in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Bormet, festival founder, pianist and bandleader, will perform with her ensemble at 1:15 p.m. at McNeir Hall with special guests violinist Isabel Escalante and drummer Ana Barreiro. The program will feature selections of new music and poetry from Venezuela, Brazil and Los Angeles.

Washington Women in Jazz performers: Amy K Bormet, Isabel Escalante, and Ana Barreiro

A graduate of nearby Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Bormet received her master’s degree in jazz studies from Howard University. She has been featured in the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Washington City Paper called her self-released album Striking, “an expertly played, handsomely sung record of mostly her own work (and a few standards) that shows not only her technical chops but a remarkable ear for harmony – and, more subtly, a delectable rhythmic sense and precision…”

Started in 2011, the Washington Women in Jazz Festival celebrates the women of the D.C. jazz community through a wide array of concerts, jam sessions, lectures, panels, discussions and master classes around the region.

Georgetown’s music program presents around 20 free concerts in the Friday Music Series each academic year on Main Campus.