MAY 12 | 8PM
10640 Serenbe Lane
A Dance of Instrument & Body
Jenn Cornell is a cellist performance artist that plays with a spirit that bursts into an ecstatic dance of instrument and body. The outcome is a sensation of joy that emanates from her performances and her instrument.
Jenn attended the University of Georgia on a 4 year music scholarship and completed advanced studies at the Academia Musicale Chigiana, Sienna, Italy. This led to her touring Europe, Asia and the U.S. performing in halls like the Seoul Arts Center and the Moscow International Auto Show.; as well as to teaching where she held master classes at schools and universities including the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA; Georgia Tech; and most recently at the Community Music Centers of Atlanta where she mentors young musicians.
Jenn’s performance career began with the highly successful guitar/cello duo Montana Skies which toured for a number of years and was praised by presenters and fans for the unique and creative duo it was. Montana Skies hit #1 on the World and Instrumental Music radio charts and was highlighted on national broadcasts, including on NPR and the Travel Channel and on PBS where they composed and scored music for PBS.
Jenn has developed a new sound with percussionist Emrah Kotan and is taking her progressive music around the U.S. as she continues to perform both acoustic and 6-string electric cello to her own compositions with Emrah. Jenn has recently recorded for Michael Malarky (Vampire Diaries) on his new album and his single “Scars”, and has recorded for the rap artist B.O.B.. In addition, she appeared on the TV shows The Vampire Diaries and Dynasty where she performed cello on episodes for both.
Jenn has developed a new and mesmerizing sound with her cello and with the joy that she brings in touching people’s hearts with her music.
Emrah Kotan is a classically trained percussionist who came to the United States from his native Turkey and received a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University.
Emrah is one of the most sought after musicians in the Atlanta music scene, and is the drummer/percussionist for Grammy award winning artist, India.Arie. He has performed in renowned venues such as the Istanbul Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival, Singapore Jazz Festival and The Blue Note in New York.
Emrah is Director of the Jazz and World Percussion Ensembles at Agnes Scott College and he proudly endorses Pearl drums and percussion.