Green Kill is introducing on Thursday, August 8 at 8 PM a new program entitled “An Evening With.” This is a live one hour show divided into two haves with an intermission, a conversation and performance of two artists, Kyle Esposito and Jayla Smith. Ticket is 5 dollars at the door or may be reserved on Artful.ly. BYOB. Soft drinks and snacks are available at Ozubar.
About Kyle Esposito
Since his arrival in the Hudson Valley in 1999, Kyle Esposito has earned a reputation as a solid and inventive instrumentalist. Recognized as a genre-hopping guitarist, bassist and vocalist, the “wildly eclectic” (John Burdick) Esposito has performed with americana jammers the Backburners, rocker Connor Kennedy, latin-funksters Mambo Kikongo, soulful, harmony-driven Naked and fusionistic Nelson Esposito Quintana, among many, many others, leaving his mark as a sideman and gigging/touring workhorse.
He has recorded in recent years with local luminaries such as Robbie Dupree, Jules Shear and Pal Shazar, alongside greats such as Artie Traum, Richard Thompson, Garth Hudson and Cindy Cashdollar. He’s lent his creative talents to projects with singer-songwriters Mateo/Dougan, Ben Vita and Sarah Kramer-Harrison and countless others. He’s acted as engineer and producer on releases by local artists as well as becoming a sought-after music educator, drawing on a wealth of experience as well as his own education as a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music.
Writing and band leading have been a constant though, most notably in the Hudson Valley with the Meg Johnson Band, whose releases “Between You and the Golden Sun” and “Bits and Pieces” showcased Kyle’s writing and arranging and garnered praise in the northeast as well as attention from publications around the world. Boasting a sophisticated blend of folk-rock and americana flavors, the MJB toured regionally in the 2000’s.
Formed in 2017, the High Resolution Society, with Manuel Quintana on drums and Andrew Shober on bass is the most recent project to feature his original material. The joy of expression through the trio, along with a recent nod to his songwriting talents by local acoustic blues artist Elly Winninger, who recorded his song “Shade” on her most recent release, have combined to fuel the fire to bring his long-awaited solo recordings to completion.
About Jayla Smith
Jayla lives here in the Hudson Valley. Her current musical pursuits include developing her guitar and violin playing, writing new music to record and perform, and connecting and playing with other musicians. She is currently working on an album and preparing to study music, among other creative subjects, this fall at college in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
About Green Kill
Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.
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