Deborah Bond at Strathmore Mansion
Soul diva Deborah Bond is stepping out of the production booth at SiriusXM Radio and on stage at the Mansion at Strathmore to debut a new work and explore her growing repertoire during her Artist in Residence (AIR) concerts on Wednesdays, January 16 and 30, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The new composition features her band, Third Logic, and musical collaborations with her AIR peers, and will be included on her forthcoming 2013 album. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
In addition to being a production assistant at SiriusXM, Bond has released three studio albums, DayAfter, AfterDay and, most recently, Madam Palindrome. Her latest disc is a range of psychedelic funk, soul and R&B tracks, grabbing the #1 spot on the UK Soul Chart for three consecutive weeks. The music video for the album’s debut single “You Are the One” is currently featured on VH1Soul and MTV.com.uk. Bond has shared the stage with noted soul stars Kem and The Foreign Exchange, Eric Roberson, Floetry, Kindred the Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, Mint Condition, Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, YahZarah, Frank McComb and Sy Smith. In 2010, Bond was featured on the famed Capital Jazz SuperCruise’s Underground Soul Lounge, where she parlayed her interview skills from SiriusXM to interview Nnenna Freelon, The Brand New Heavies and Three Mo’ Tenors. She is a newly-inducted Governor on the Washington, D.C. Grammy Chapter Board and has been tapped to provide content for the organization’s web series 5 Questions With, interviewing producer Benny Blanco and Eric Benet.
Bond just had the honor of opening for fellow R&B and soul singer Leela James in November at The Howard Theatre to a standing ovation. She has also performed at The Blue Note, Blues Alley, The Warner Theater and Carter Barron Amphitheater, as well as Brooklyn Academy of Music and BB King Blues Club and Grille in New York. In July 2012, Bond and Third Logic headlined the legendary Jazz Café in London during the opening night of the Olympics.
Her new Strathmore commission, “Constant,” is a lyrics driven venture, a new creative process for Bond who typically composes lyrics in response to music. The song muses on staying in touch with humanity in a rapidly changing, technology driven world—cutting through the static and distraction to reconnect with what’s organic. The piece will feature collaborations with AIR artists electric cellist Wytold, jazz singer Integriti Reeves, Gypsy jazz violinist Daisy Castro and AIR alum, violinist Chelsey Green.
Created to foster the point of transition from amateur to professional musician, Strathmore’s Artists in Residence (AIR) program provides performance, composition, teaching and networking opportunities for upcoming musicians. Through a competitive selection process, six musicians/singers/songwriters take up one-month residencies at Strathmore. Each AIR artist benefits greatly from the professional mentoring and support provided by participating musicians and the career development workshops offered. AIR graduates include Grammy nominated hip hop artist Christylez Bacon, celebrity jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet, Saddle Creek recording artist Laura Burhenn and her band, the mynabirds, and ukulele chanteuse Victoria Vox.
Strathmore Presents Deborah Bond
Wednesdays, January 16 and 30, 2013
Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
For additional information or to purchase tickets visit www.strathmore.org or call (301) 581-5100.