Celia Slattery Voice and Performance Studio presents a regular monthly series at Ryles Jazz Club, featuring members of the studio and special guests performing the best in vocal jazz, pop, blues, originals and more. If you are a current or former student you can apply to take part.

hosted, and with a performance by

Celia Slattery

accompanied by

 Mark Shilansky (piano), Greg Holt (bass), Steve Chaggaris (drums)

Monthly Features:


May: Pyeng Threadgill & Celia Slattery

The daughter of noted Jazz composer and recent Pulitzer prize winner Henry Threadgill and a dancer/choreographer mother, Pyeng Threadgill has been composing music since age 4. By 2004 Threadgill landed her first record deal with the album “Sweet Home: The Music of Robert Johnson” quickly followed by “Of The Air” (Random Chance Records). Both records soon propelled her onto a European tour and by 2008 Pyeng had developed the song cycle for her third release “Portholes To a Love & Other Short Stories,” which earned her a Fellowship in music composition through New York Foundation For The Arts. Her latest project explores the inner and outer contradictions of African American ancestry, adornment and hair.

The concert will be preceded by a workshop on Monday, May 23 for singers: Free Your Body, Free Your Voice.

Where: Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge

When: May 24, 8:30

Tickets: $7 online or at the door

Singers: Bring music in your key if you’d like to sit in after the show!

Celia - resizeCelia Slattery‘s original music weaves elements of jazz, pop and folk/rock with perceptive lyrics inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.  She also covers everyone from Ella to Adele, giving context to the music through humor and stories.  Celia released her third CD last year, Our Life Together, a “wonderfully crafted album that’s highlighted by soul-stirring performances both musically and vocally.” (Metronome Magazine)

mark-shilanskyMark Shilansky is a multi-talented instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer.  Jon Garelick of the Boston Globe called his most recent release, Fugue Mill, “an especially fresh and inventive jazz album.”  Mark is in demand as an accompanist for singers including grammy award-winning Luciana Souza, Rebecca Parris, and Kim Nazarian (New York Voices).  Celia and Mark have been friends and collaborators for almost twenty years, and Mark produced and played on two of Celia’s CDs.