Dranoff’s mission is the Art of Two, the 2 piano art form, the music, the pianists dedicated to it. That is what we have focused on for the life of our organization. But over the years, we have also worked with hundreds of local, national and international musicians in ensemble concerts and Piano Slam.
Today, for a change of pace, I am incredible delighted to introduce to you two woman artists with whom we share our magic city, and who share their world with us.
Argentinian Roxana Amed is a virtuosic singer songwriter whose music blends South American folk traditions with rock and post-bop jazz. She has been nominated for 2 Latin Grammys for her latest album, Ontology, on which she collaborated with Dranoff Music Director Martin Bejerano as composer, arranger and pianist
Dranoff has presented her in concert and we look forward to many more joint events.
Brenda Alford, a highly acclaimed singer and song writer, recently joined the Dranoff Board. I wanted to share with you a song from her brand new album, Messages …Songs for the Soul.
We have selected two poems to accompany the vocalists. They are written by award-winning women poets who will be featured at the Miami Book Fair, the literary partner of Piano Slam.
Finally, remember to pencil in November 18 into your calendars. Give Miami Day is the Miami Foundation’s big fundraising effort to make it possible for everyone to become philanthropist. Please help us make it a smashing success. After all, the Dranoff and Piano Slam relies mightily on your support!
Please enjoy these amazing artists!
The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation