Our BandSasha Papernik and Justin Poindexter bring their award-winning songwriting and bold interpretations to a rich Americana soundscape. They have performed internationally and their debut album, featuring David Amram, was released to critical acclaim in 2021. Vocalist and pianist/accordionist Sasha, a graduate of Wellesley College and the Manhattan School of Music, is a classically trained pianist and first-generation Russian-American. Drawing on her dual heritage, she presents concerts spanning genres and continents, and her bilingual concert, “I Speak Music,” has toured New York City schools. Guitarist and vocalist Justin, a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, specializes in American Roots music, including folk, blues, country, and traditional jazz. Diner in the Sky (2014) won Americana Album of Year at the Independent Music Awards. Justin co-designed and leads Jazz at Lincoln Center’s global outreach concert initiative, “Let Freedom Swing.”

September 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Chords of Fame: A Salute to Phil Ochs