A powerful singer and arranger of traditional/roots music - sea songs and chanteys, gospel, blues, ballads, and worksongs - KEN SCHATZ performs regularly at folk music clubs, festivals, and concert venues.
Ken's singing credits include concert performances and teaching workshops for Mystic Sea Music Festival, Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance, Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, Washington Folk Festival, Workum Chantey Festival (Netherlands), Scarborough Seafest (UK), Folk Music Society of New York, Folklore Society of Greater Washington, South Street Seaport Museum, San Francisco Maritime Museum, Columbia University, Caffè Lena, Minstrel Coffeehouse, East End Ensemble, Parkside Lounge, Fast Folk Café, various folk clubs in the United Kingdom, and Gorilla Repertory Theater's Talking Jazz.
Ken has designed vocal scores for several theater projects, and performed with many world-renowned musicians, including Heather Wood, Tom Paxton and Anne Hills, John Roberts and Tony Barrand, Jeff Warner, Louis Killen, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors, Karan Casey and Solas, Gordon Bok, Sandy and Caroline Paton, The Burns Sisters, Jean Ritchie, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Barry FInn, The Barrouallie Whalers, The Buckingham Bar Lining Gang, Martin Carthy, Utah Phillips, and Liam Clancy. Ken is an actor, director, acting teacher and coach, and the host of Exceedingly Good Song Night in New York City.
Ken is recording his first solo CD.
EVERY MONTH AT JIMMY'S NO. 43, 43 EAST 7th STREET (AT 2nd AVENUE)
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 6:00-11:00pm
Save these upcoming Song Night dates too! - November 2 & December 7, 2014, and January 4, 2015!