in the press
Charlton will perform new music from her latest CD, “Maiden’s Voyage,” with her jazz trio, which includes Steve Meashey on bass and J. Jody Janetta on drums, as well as special guest Elliott Levin on tenor saxophone and flute. All three musicians are featured on the new CD, which is a blend of musical styles that includes everything from a free jazz style to the improvisational and meditative new age compositions that Charlton has become known for during a career that spans more than 20 years.
“I’m really trying to stretch the genre with this release,” Charlton explained. “I’m always an improviser. I’ve always created music in the moment.”
According to Charlton, the seeds for the new CD were planted about ten years ago, when she started moving toward more jazz improvisations.
“This jazz work is something that I’ve been doing in the background for about ten years,” Charlton explained. “It’s been flowing more in that direction. Most of the piano for “Maiden’s Voyage” was recorded in the fall of 2013, but some of the songs have origins that date back ten years. It’s an album of patience for me. It’s just been unfolding in the background.”
...On Wednesday, Charlton will play original compositions inspired by the art of the Wyeth family, which is the primary artisitic focus of the Brandywine RIver Museum.
Catherine Marie Charlton the Steinway Artist will perform original compositions inspired by the art of the Wyeth family. 1-3 p.m. Wednesday. Brandywine River Museum of Art...
Steinway & Sons confers the honor on only a select group of musicians who own and exclusively perform in public on their instruments. The roster includes Billy Joel and Harry Connick, Jr., Lang Lang and Emanuel Ax. Steinway Artists are not paid to endorse these instruments.
Charlton is known for her impressionistic, album-length piano improvisations entitled “River Flow - Sanctuary” and “River Dawn: Piano Meditations,” and said she fulfilled a 20-year dream in May 2013 when she was named a Steinway Artist.