Secret to Life features original compositions performed by an ensemble of women of color (WOC) based on private stories or “secrets” of WOC, gathered through interviews and guided writing.
Violinist/vocalist Terry Jenoure embarks on a new venture with her dynamic collaborator, pianist Angelica Sanchez. Touting collaborations with a host of who’s-who from the Jazz world, they began their musical journey as a duo in 2020 during the first few months of the pandemic. And their journey continues. Jenoure’s adventurous new project Secret to Life blends women’s stories that were told to her in quiet times with the bold strokes of her unique composing style. Creating an honoring, celebratory experience, Jenoure and Sanchez take bits and pieces of stories and dive into that deep, sacred space between the known and unknown, combining solid narrative with daring improvisation. Sometimes playful, sometimes raucous, sometimes meditative, and at other times a war cry, Jenoure and Sanchez are a force that takes us by surprise but always lands us where we need to be.
This performance is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and with support from Creative Capital.