Est. 1896

T. 718.426.5997

sunnychurch@verizon.net

Sunnyside Reformed Church

A Christian Community Church Making Christ Known Through Word & Deed

Michaela Steinhauer

with Glauco Lima and Samuel Martinelle

Saturday, December 10 • 7:00pm

 

Free live Jazz Performance!

 " Michaela Steinhauer, who's subtle voice is a breath of fresh air is not only a singer to look out for, but an arranger with a vision that brings sensibilities of her native Germany and fuses them with jazz in a tasteful seamless fashion that truly exemplifies the universality of this American art form."

— JD Walter

 

Jazz song-stylist Misha (Michaela Steinhauer) hits the mark on several deeply enjoyable levels, as her tuneful, satisfying melodies meld with the skillful story-telling she showcases in her lyrics.

 

The German-born Steinhauer has been based in New York since 2014, but her musical roots stretch back a lifetime: She lifted her voice in song even before she learned to walk, and demonstrated a natural ability to improvise before she ever heard of the word or the concept. By the time she hit her mid-teens, Misha had delved into piano studies, sang in church and school choirs, and co-founded her first band. When she reached college age, the music world almost lost Steinhauer to the world of business and HR, but before long she switched her focus to jazz singing, which became her lifelong passion.

 

Studying and gigging throughout Europe—including more than a decade based in Moscow—Steinhauer proved herself an enormously versatile singer, composer, arranger, and teacher. Misha made the move to the U.S. to attend Queens College, where she earned her master’s degree in jazz studies in 2015.

 

Throughout her career, the vocalist has gained recognition for her original songs, as well as for applying her unique point of view to her arrangements of jazz standards and more. In addition to her beloved jazz, her broad repertoire has encompassed standards, pop hits, traditional hymns, and 1930s-vintage German tunes. Steinhauer has demonstrated a knack for taking the familiar and making it new; in her rediscovery and reimagining, well-worn material and subjects take on a new life and image, thanks to her fertile musical and lyrical imagination.

 

This time around, listeners are treated to an entire collection of Misha’s originals. The songs trace the cycle of broken childhood to romantic love from start to finish to depression, forgiving, healing and rebirth of love, fearlessly facing what went wrong and what lies ahead with sophistication, wit, insight, and soul

 

Glauco Lima (piano). A veteran at the keyboards with more than two decades of experience under his belt, besides being well-known as a band leader, composer, arranger and producer in his own right, Glauco is an in-demand sideman, who has appeared with John Patitucci, Todd Coolman, Rogerio Boccato, and many others.. He holds diplomas from Conservatory of Music Carlos Gomes, Conservatory of Tatui, a Bachelor degree in Music and a Jazz performance award from Nyack College NYC. He performed at highly prestigious venues such as the NY Lincoln Center for the performing Arts, Fondazione Siena Jazz Club - Italy and Blue Note Jazz club and has worked with musicians like grammy award winning James Czeiner, Ron Kenoly, Todd Coolman, Rogerio Boccato, John Patitucci and many more. www.glaucolimamusic.net

 

Samuel Martinelle (drums). After establishing his reputation in Brazil, Samuel moved to New York in 2014 to study with Antonio Hart, Michael Mossman, Dennis Mackrel and others. Samuel has toured internationally, and recently made his Carnegie Hall debut.

For more information contact the office at 718.426.5997

or email sunnychurch@verizon.net.

Organized in 1986, the Sunnyside Reformed Church is a proud member congregation of the

Reformed Church of America

Sunnyside Reformed Church

48-03 Skillman Avenue

Sunnyside, N.Y. 11104

 

T. 718.426.5997

sunnychurch@verizon.net

 

A Christian Community Church Making Christ Known Through Word & Deed

 

Est. 1896