Indy Art and Soul

Teresa Reynolds Group performs at Indy Art & Soul Festival

Teresa Reynolds joined us today

Enjoy jazz and soul from the vocalist who sang backup for Gloria Gaynor of “I Will Survive” fame. Reynolds, an Indianapolis native, lived in NYC for 14 years, where she sang on “the hill” with “That Guitar Man from Central Park” David Ippolito, and performed off-Broadway. She also connects with what she calls “the beautiful, sometimes desperate, and always vulnerable quality” of the music of Indiana native Cole Porter.

“In my singing career, I’ve realized that the most important thing to discover is the truth within a song. When a singer connects to a song and feels compelled to tell the story behind it, more so than making it sound pretty or impress with the riffs, it’s a real chance for the music to transcend the moment,” Reynolds has said.

Reynolds performs with Mina Keohane (keyboard); Poncho Hendrick (bass); Matthew Dupree (drums); and Rob Dixon (saxophone)

Catch a one-song performance at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in February on WISH-TV’s Facebook page. And if you love what you saw there, you can come back and watch the full, 45-minute performances here.

Art & Soul fans will be able to watch great performances by 15 acts, from emerging musicians to legendary bands, plus hear a conversation with this year’s visual artist, Matthew Cooper. Matthew created the backdrop for this year’s performances. It’s a collage of the pieces he painted this summer on the boarded-up windows of Old City Hall as part of the Murals for Racial Justice initiative. Matthew also created two original works that viewers can see through the large exterior windows of Gallery 924 at the Arts Council.

Along with the 16 Art & Soul shows, we’ll be presenting special content including a guide to the best Black History Month arts & culture events at indyarts.org.

We worked with Indy Jazz Fest and Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis to program this year’s festival. We shot all the performances over three days in January at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Everyone wore masks except the singers!­­Please follow @indyartscouncil and #ArtSoulIndy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the celebration.

To learn more, visit indyarts.org.

THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY THE ARTS COUNCIL OF INDIANAPOLIS.

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