WELCOME!

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Welcome to the official website of Tillery.  (Banner photo credit Pat Kepic, backstage @ Winter JazzFest 2013).

“Three of the sharpest and most open-minded jazz singers in (or out of) town”
Time Out Magazine (New York)

Tillery in California, 2013

The Tillery Workshop at the JazzSchool in San Francisco, CA.

The Tillery Workshop at the JazzSchool in San Francisco, CA.

 

We had a fantastic and very busy week in California this September, beginning in San Francisco and finishing up in Los Angeles. Here are some highlights.

A very special thanks to the Ostroff’s; The JazzSchool; BetaLevel;  Joon, Alex and everyone at the Blue Whale – and of course, all who participated and came to our performances.

Our next scheduled workshop isn’t until October of 2014 at the Falcon in Marlboro, NY –  but you can still SIGN-UP NOW. It’s going to be a beautiful day filled with songwriting, singing, performing, a special lunch created by the Falcon Arts chef and a Tillery concert – all to take place in the lower Hudson Valley (just 60 miles from NYC). You can even travel by train and be picked up and returned to the station!  It’s a great value.

We look forward to seeing you!

Rebecca, Gretchen and Becca

Working on lyrics using the best lines of each participants  free-form writing.

Working on lyrics using the best lines of each participants free-form writing (San Francisco)

 

Placing the goods in the middle.

Placing the goods in the middle (San Francisco).

Making sense of it all. A great start to a lyric - "And So It Is" (San Francisco).

Making sense of it all. A great start to a lyric – “And So It Is” (San Francisco).

The lovely Heather Parlato, one of the founders of Betalevel in LA, CA.

The lovely Heather Parlato, one of the founders of Betalevel in LA, CA.

A little blurry, but more lyrics and the start of something good! (LA, CA).

A little blurry, but more lyrics and the start of something good! (LA, CA).

Tillery at the Blue Whale in LA, CA.

Tillery at the Blue Whale in LA, CA.

West Coast: Tillery Masterclasses and Workshops in 2013

Gretchen Parlato, Rebecca Martin and Becca Stevens of TILLERY Songwriting Workshop Series

Gretchen Parlato, Rebecca Martin and Becca Stevens of TILLERY Songwriting Workshop Series

Tillery is pleased to announce several study opportunities, a mix of masterclasses and workshops being offered on the West Coast.  They are open to all musicians and creatives no matter your instrument.  Please have a look below and write to Rebecca Martin at rebecca@larreccamusic.com with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA:     Sunday, September 22th, 2013  (Workshop)

TILLERY is pleased to visit the Jazzschool in San Francisco this fall!  The Jazzschool is an innovative nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and performance of jazz — America’s indigenous art form —and related styles of music from around the world. Founded in 1997, the Jazzschool is located in the historic Kress Building at Shattuck and Addison, in the heart of the Downtown Berkeley Arts District. The Jazzschool is part of a vibrant East Bay arts community that includes the Freight & Salvage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre, East Bay Media Center and renowned Cal Performances at the University of California. Hailed as one of the nation’s most comprehensive centers for jazz studies, the Jazzschool offers instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages and skill levels a broad spectrum of performance ensembles, lectures, workshops and private instruction. Courses are designed for the professional musician, the serious student and the jazz aficionado seeking personal enrichment. A multi-faceted institution, the Jazzschool comprises several key components.

WHAT
The Jazzschool hosts a full day Workshop with Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens of TILLERY

WHERE
JAZZSCHOOL
2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA.  94704

WHEN
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
10:00am – 4:30pm

COST
$150 per participant

DETAILS
For more information, contact:
info@jazzschool.org or call 510/845-5373

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LOS ANGELES, CA:     Tuesday, September 24th, 2013  (Masterclass)

We are really excited to partner up with Gretchen’s sister Heather Parlato and the space that she helps to program called ‘Betalevel’.  This hip ‘rough and tumble’ venue is described as ‘part studio, part club, part stage, and part screen;  Betalevel is located in a basement in Chinatown, Los Angeles, and plays host to various media events such as screenings, performances, classes, lectures, debates, dances, readings, and tournaments. Its members are artists, programmers, writers, musicians, designers, agit-propers, filmmakers, and reverse-engineers.’

It’s best to locate the space by clicking on the link to ‘directions’ below – as the door is somewhat hidden behind Hill Street. Don’t worry. We’ll give you a number to call after you register just in case (“Don’t worry, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” I’ve always wanted to use that somewhere) – so join us for an evening masterclass session!

The Methods, Process and Practice in Singing and Songwriting“ A masterclass with Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens of TILLERY  - “The Methods, process and practice in Singing and Songwriting” will take participants on a journey through the musical paths and varied songwriting methods of Tillery’s Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens.  This revealing workshop will enlighten and inspire through a range of topics that include early musical experiences, writers block, breakthroughs, connecting your creative work to your daily life and finding your true voice.  During the session, participants will be led through several unique songwriting processes with hands on writing and composing exercises done individually and in collective groups. Guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing!

WHAT
“The Methods, Process and Practice in Singing and Songwriting” Workshop with Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens of TILLERY

WHERE
Betalevel

 963 N. Hill Street (right behind)
in Chinatown
LA, CA
DIRECTIONS

WHEN
 Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
6:00pm – 9:00pm

COST
$90 per participant

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You must register online to participate! Click on this image to do so.


DETAILS
The workshop is open to all participants 16 or older. All levels welcome.
Be on the look out for an email from us shortly after you register.

Sponsored by Larrecca Music, Inc.

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For more information about TILLERY or for bookings CONTACT

Tillery performs as a part of the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival and North Sea Jazz Club in the Netherlands. Workshop also scheduled.

UnknownTILLERY, a group that features a collaboration between Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, will bring their music overseas performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Club in the Netherlands in July 2014.  A special workshop that will feature Rebecca Martin and Becca Stevens has also been scheduled.

For tickets visit:

Friday, July 12th (9:00pm)
Tillery at the North Sea Jazz Club

Saturday, July 13th  (11:00am)
Rebecca and Becca host Workshop at “We Move Mountains” in Amsterdam

Saturday, July 13th (12:30am)
Tillery at the North Sea Jazz Festival

For more information about TILLERY visit the CONTACT page.

Tillery Performances, Workshops and a Recording in 2013

Tillery is hitting the road together in 2013. Catch them if you can!

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
More shows being added!

Friday, May 17th, 2013
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival
Washington, DC

Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Shapeshifter Lab
Brooklyn, NY

Friday, July 12th, 2013
North Sea Jazz Festival
Amsterdam

Saturday, July 13th, 2013
North Sea Jazz Festival
Amsterdam

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
The Jazz School – Concert
Berkeley, CA

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
The Jazz School – Workshop
10:00am – 3:00pm
Berkley, CA

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Falcon Arts Workshop Series and Performance

10:00am – 5:00pm
Marlboro, NY
TO SIGN UP VISIT www.tillerygals.com
More details shortly!


December 5th and 6th

Tillery Recording

Tillery Masterclass Series in Boston a Great Success

Students of the Tillery Masterclass Series in Boston, MA December 2012.

Students pose with “Tillery” of the Tillery Masterclass Series in Boston, MA December 2012. Photo by Stephanie Hacker.

We had a fantastic weekend in Boston with a crew of talented, enthusiastic students.

A special thank you to all who attended, and to Bob Divoli who hosted our group in his space.

TILLERY is looking into organizing another series in a new city come May, 2013. More details to follow.

Happy Holidays!

Rebecca, Gretchen and Becca

Tillery performs an intimate set (Becca Stevens, Gretchen Parlato and Rebecca Martin)

Tillery performs an intimate set (Becca Stevens, Gretchen Parlato and Rebecca Martin). Photo by Stephanie Hacker.

Tillery to Host Master Class Series in Boston, Massachuetts on December 1st and 2nd 2012.

Gretchen Parlato, Rebecca Martin and Becca Stevens of TILLERY Songwriting Workshop Series

Follow this LINK to sign-up for the Tillery Master Class Series in Boston, MA. 

TILLERY, a group that features a collaboration between Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, has organized an entire weekend of master classes in the financial district of Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd, 2012.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of four master classes that include topics such as songwriting, band leading, performance, and sharing songs or song ideas in an intimate setting with the three renowned and accomplished musicians.

Students will become inspired and meet new friends in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere.  Each master class is three hours in length and start at $150.00.

Sign-up for two or more to enjoy discounted classes. Students who apply for all four will receive a ticket to a private Tillery concert on Sunday, December 2nd at 8:00pm (limit one ticket per student).

For more information contact: tillerymusic1@gmail.com or visit www.tillerygals.com 

WHAT
TILLERY Masterclass Series

WHO
TILLERY is Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens

WHERE
Financial district, Boston, Massachuetts
* The location, hotel accommodations and directions will be sent to each paying student. All accommodations are not included *

WHEN
Saturday, December 1st and Sunday December 2nd, 2012 

FEES

Sign-up for ONE 
$150.00

Sign-up for any TWO
$275.00  (save $25)

Sign-up for any THREE
$375.00  (save $50)

Sign-up for all FOUR
$450.00  (save $75)
** Students who sign-up for all four master classes will also receive one ticket to a private “Tillery” performance on Sunday, December 2nd! **

 

(1)   Saturday, December 1st, 2012: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Methods and process of songwriting.

“Methods and Process of Songwriting” will take participants on a journey through the musical paths and varied songwriting methods of Tillery’s Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens.  This revealing lecture with Q&A will enlighten and inspire through a range of topics that include early musical experiences, writers block, breakthroughs, connecting your creative work to your daily life and finding your true voice. 

(2)   Saturday, December 1st  3:00pm – 6:00pm
Methods in Practice.

 “Methods in Practice” guides participants through several unique songwriting processes with hands on writing and composing exercises done individually and in collective groups. Guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing!

(3)   Sunday, December 2nd  11:00am – 2:00pm
Who are you really? Presenting yourself and connecting to your audience on and off stage.

“Who are you really?  Presenting yourself and connecting to your audience on and off stage” is designed to help participants become more aware of how they are presenting themselves.  The group will discuss a range of topics that include performance, band leading, speaking on stage, social media, public image, healthy living and the impact an artist can make in their local communities.  

(4)   Sunday, December 2nd  3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sharing songs with discussion and feedback

A comfortable and nurturing setting to present finished or unfinished music, songs or poems.   Participants may simply share or request valuable feedback while soaking in the creative energy of others.  Build confidence and be inspired while connecting with new friends or potential musical partnerships.

 

Tillery Master Class POLICY

Your payment in full is refundable in the event of your cancellation from the program up until November 15th, 2012. Cancellation before this date will result in a full refund minus a $10 processing fee and must be made in writing via e-mail sent to tillerymusic1@gmail.com by an adult 18 or over.   Sorry, we cannot issue any refund for cancellation requests received after November 15th.

 Follow this LINK to sign-up for the Tillery Master Class Series in Boston, MA.

TILLERY to perform in Maine on Saturday, September 1st 2012

TILLERY, a collaboration between Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato, and Becca Stevens, to perform in Maine.   The vocal super group will bring their outstanding music and infectious chemistry to Rangeley, Maine on September 1st, 2012.

New York, NY - TILLERY, a collaborative project created by Rebecca MartinGretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, with a special guest will grace the stage of the Lakeside Theater, Main Street in Rangeley for a concert on Saturday,  September 1st 2012.  Doors are at 4:00pm and showtime is 4:30pm.  The ticket price is $15 and can be purchased at the door.  Presented by CAT Productions.

Individually, the woman are three of New York’s most acclaimed and respected vocalists/songwriters. Together as Tillery, they’re a potent collective force that’s more than the sum of its already formidable parts.    The threesome’s seamless creative chemistry and organic personal rapport makes for a powerful collaboration that’s been wowing live audiences since the trio first joined forces in 2010 attracting the attention of the Kennedy Center that has booked the group in May of 2013.  United equally by an abiding friendship and a mutual admiration for one another’s talents, TILLERY finds these three unmistakable individuals converging into a distinctive and deeply compelling whole.
For more information on tickets and concert location, contact 207/357-6934.   Visit www.tillerygals.org to learn about the group and their performances or contact tillerymusic1@gmail.com
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Who:     TILLERY featuring Gretchen Parlato, Rebecca Martin and Becca Stevens
When:    Saturday, September 1st, 2012  - Doors, 4:00pm. Showtime, 4:30pm
Where:   Lakeside Theater, Main Street in Rangeley Maine  04970. For more information, call 207/357-6934
Cost:      $15.00 at the door

Tillery to Make Rare Two Night Concert Appearance in May!

Photo Credit: John Rogers

TILLERY, a collaboration between Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato, and Becca Stevens, will make a rare concert appearance later this month in conjunction with a songwriting workshop they are offering in New York City.

The trio presents “Stories and Songs – a Masterclass Performance” on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th at The Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street. The group will perform two sets, at 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00, and can be purchased at www.jazzgallery.org.

“Stories and Songs – a Masterclass Performance” will showcase the three singers’ original compositions and arrangements of covers while allowing for an intimate discussion on their collaboration and music.

Separately, Tillery is hosting a Songwriting Workshop on Saturday and Sunday during the morning and afternoon hours, also at the Jazz Gallery.

Tickets for both events can be found by visiting the Jazz Gallery’s schedule page at www.jazzgallery.org

Visit www.tillerygals.org for more information on the group and their performances.

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About TILLERY: Tillery is a collaborative project created by Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens. Individually, they are three of New York’s most acclaimed and respected vocalists/songwriters. Together as Tillery, they’re a potent collective force that’s more than the sum of its already formidable parts.    The threesome’s seamless creative chemistry and organic personal rapport makes for a powerful collaboration that’s been wowing live audiences since the trio first joined forces in 2010. United equally by an abiding friendship and a mutual admiration for one another’s talents, Tillery finds these three unmistakable individuals converging into a distinctive and deeply compelling whole.

Media Contact:  Regina Joskow at the Missing Piece Group  regina@missingpiecegroup.com   862/234-0801