April 28, 2013
Thanks to all who have come out to support my trio these past few months! I've got a couple other projects coming up this spring, so here's a little update...
I'm thrilled to be speaking and performing at TEDxNYU's annual conference this weekend. I'm a TED Talk junkie and it's been an amazing challenge to make my talk - which is on why creating artistic communities is crucial to creativity. I'll also be debuting a new song with my band! The conference is sold out, but the video should be online soon after and I look forward to sharing it with you.
THERE'S A HOUSE
I've been writing songs for a new musical commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the past year or so, and have been very fortunate to collaborate with an amazing and hilarious playwright, Kim Rosenstock. We're having our first workshop with a director and actors next week! The piece is called There's A House and you can check out some songs from it here.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
I'm so excited to be joining the cast of Dave Malloy's acclaimed electro-pop opera, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, and making my Off-Broadway debut! It's an incredibly unique and gorgeous production based on a slice of War and Peace, playing all summer at the Kazino, a Russian supper club built for the show, near the High Line in Manhattan's meatpacking district.
I begin performances on May 28th. You can get tickets here - use the code COMET79 for $79 tix for performances through June 30th.
As an artist-in-residence at Ars Nova, where this piece was born, I've been so inspired by watching this remarkable show beautifully evolve over the last few years, and am overjoyed to be a part of its newest incarnation!
ST3will be back this summer with new songs, videos and a big show at Rockwood Stage Two on June 24th, so save the date! And stay tuned with my amazing bandmates, Mike Brun and Jacob Colin Cohen - both also working on amazing projects of their own.
Thanks for reading this and for all the support!
April 1, 2013
We had a blast playing in Boston. Thanks to everyone in Cambridge who rallied for the show!
This amazing artist came up to us after the show and handed us a stack of drawings he did during the set! Here's a few of our favorites:
Next up is our Philadelphia concert at World Cafe Live on Wednesday April 10th at 8 PM!
Get your tickets HERE. And this show is all ages, so no need to get a babysitter!
Also, thanks to Groove on Fire for featuring us on their cool music blog.
Check out the write-up here ----> Groove On Fire Features Shaina Taub Trio
Lastly, here's a song I'm way late in discovering but am obsessed with nonetheless.
March 19, 2013
I'm just returning from two blissful weeks writing at the Yaddo Colony! I wrote a handful of songs for a new project, and was hugely inspired by Paul Simon's most recent album, So Beautiful or So What. The track, Love and Hard Times, is the most moving composition I've heard in a long time - experience it here.
Also finished two powerful books: The Sabbath, an essay on the sanctity of time by Abraham Heschel, and The Heart and the Fist, the memoir of Eric Greitens, about his world travels as both a humanitarian and a Navy SEAL. I highly recommend them both.
I also became obsessed with poached eggs and can't believe I've been missing out on that goodness for 24 years.
Now I'm back on the internet and making the set list for ST3's first Boston concert coming up on Monday, the 25th!
If you have friends in the area, won't you help us spread the word?
March 5, 2013
For the next two weeks, I'm gonna be upstate writing songs at the Yaddo Colony!
Yaddo is an artists' retreat center that provides residencies to artists from around the world working in all kinds of disciplines - choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video.
I've become a bit of a retreat junkie in recent years, and I'm especially looking forward to Yaddo's famously beautiful landscaping. It appears to look more or less like The Secret Garden:
With a little bit of Hogwarts splashed in:
And the ghosts of Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Langston Hughes and a century's worth of Yaddo artists hanging around...
I'm extremely excited to head up there tomorrow for two weeks to work on my commission for this awesome place:
I'll be in a little cabin with a piano, which will mostly be peaceful, but also a little terrifying now that I've seen this movie.
SEE YOU IN A FEW, NYC!
February 15, 2013
Me and the boys are hard at work learning all kinds of new harmonies for our next show on February 25th at 8PM at Rockwood Stage Two! Here's a little sneak preview of what to expect...
It'll feature a special guest appearance by these ladies:
And an ST3 arrangement of a song by another trio:
To find out what else we've got in store, come out on the 25TH! Attend the Facebook event for reminders and updates.
And lastly, here's us as little kids:
February 8, 2013
ST3 is so excited to play a hat trick of shows coming up in New York, Boston and Philly!
First up, we're back at our favorite spot, Rockwood's Stage Two at the end of this month!
Can't wait to see you at these shows. Boston and Philly friends - spread the word!
February 1, 2013
I'm excited to be playing a solo show this coming Tuesday night, February 5th at one of Greenwich Village's most renowned jazz haunts, the Cornelia Street Cafe. My set is at 9:30 PM - just me and a piano, featuring some brand new songs. As a part of their new singer/songwriter series, I'll be sharing the evening with an amazing musician, Benjamin Scheuer, who will play at 8:30 PM. You can make a reservation here. Bring a date - it's a cozy, romantic spot.
And if you haven't yet,
GET THE NEW EP just five little bucks for so many harmonies...
Save the date for the trio's next NYC show, Monday February 25th at Rockwood Stage 2 at 8 PM!
And we're excited to announce our upcoming east coast tour in our next newsletter...
Boston and Philly, we're coming for you this spring!
If you haven't seen our session music videos yet, check them out here.
Listen to everything on my SoundCloud page.
January 20, 2013
Thanks to everyone who came out to Littlefield and who has gotten our EP so far. If you like it, share it with friends and help us spread the word. And if you haven't yet --> GET THE EP NOW
We're very excited to play the legendary, newly reopened CUTTING ROOM in Manhattan this Thursday, the 24th!
Our dear friend Clinton Curtis is headed off with his band to be cultural ambassadors on the American Music Abroad world tour. Check it out - it's an incredible program. (We applied ourselves for this coming year - fingers crossed!)
We're extremely proud of Clinton and very excited to open for him at his hometown kickoff concert Thursday night.
It's our last show for a month and it's at the most epic venue we've played thus far. Join us!
January 16, 2013
OUR EP IS NOW AVAILABLE.
You can get it here for only $4.99. Click --> GET THE EP NOW
Your ears can window-shop it here:
ENJOY! AND IF YOU LIKE IT, SHARE IT!
January 13, 2013
Thanks so much to everyone who's watched and shared our videos. Here's our third and final one, a tune with words by the poet ee cummings. Enjoy, and see you at Littlefield on Wednesday to celebrate the official release!
If you like it, share it!
Here's the entire EP. Take a listen and check back in to download it on Wednesday!