The Joe Belmont Experience with Wanda Houston

our monthly residency

The Joe Belmont Experience with Wanda Houston

Sun · August 5, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$10 advance - $15 day of show

The Joe Belmont Experience is comprised of accomplished veterans of the Northeast music scene Joe Belmont (guitars), Rudi Weeks (bass) and Eliezar Martinez (drums). They play a compelling yet cohesive blend of divergent elements of jazz, original compositions, funk, classic songs, Chicago blues, and jamming.

The Joe Belmont Experience
The Joe Belmont Experience
Joe Belmont has released two CDs of his own music, and produced and performed on numerous other recordings. He has played with world beat band Viva Quetzal for over 20 years, releasing three CDs and touring extensively. He plays with flutist Sarah Swersey in Duó Fusión, and they have released a CD. Joe teaches on the Performance Faculty at Amherst College, and as Director of Jazz at the Northampton Community Music Center. In 2013, he served as Music Director for the world premier of Grammy and Tony winners Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s play Arms on Fire. He is currently writing music and getting ready for the Joe Belmont Experience.

The Joe Belmont Experience is comprised of accomplished veterans of the Northeast music scene Joe Belmont, Rudi Weeks and Eliezar Martinez. They play a compelling yet cohesive blend of divergent elements of jazz, original compositions, funk, classic songs, Chicago blues, and jamming.
Wanda Houston
Wanda Houston
Wanda Houston

Wanda Houston currently lives in the South Berkshires where she works as a private vocal coach and choral director. She also is the lead vocalist for a number of projects including the Mothership Trio, The VJC Big Band, and Wanda Houston Band. For years Houston sustained a bi-coastal career in theater and music that put her on stages with the likes of Barbara Streisand, Patti Austin, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion and Rick Astley. A private scholarship to study opera took her to the University of Southern California, but she soon found herself on tour with Motown legends like Mary Wells, Martha and the Vandellas, and The Platters. Moving to New York City, Houston was a featured singer in the Roundabout Theater production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” that starred John C. Reilly and Natasha Richardson, and was part of the Broadway Inspirational Voices gospel choir that received a Grammy nomination for its Christmas album, “Great Joy.”
See more at www.wandaworld.biz.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/