Pianist Jacqueline Schwab’s musical sensibilities arose from her immersion in the rich classical and folk music scenes of Pittsburgh’s “melting pot” and later in Boston. She spins musical stories, building bridges to connect listeners to the different cultures and strands forming our American music. Her signature playing infuses the sound tracks of Ken Burns’ Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, and others. She has performed at the White House for President Clinton, and, with Scottish singer Jean Redpath, on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion and on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. Jacqueline graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, majoring in piano improvisation. She has long played for dancing with the Bare Necessities English quartet, whose improvisational style have inspired many dancers and musicians. She lives on Cape Cod and has performed in almost every State of the Union.
Jacqueline’s May 17, 2019 program I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America celebrates our immigrants, their vibrant spirit of community music-making, and their multicultural contributions to our heritage. Jacqueline will perform music from Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Eastern Europe, the African-American community, Cuba, and Brazil, along with Tin Pan Alley tunes, Americana favorites and more.
$5 (Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library $4)
This pricing is made possible by the Friends of the Willimsburg Regional Library Foundation.