ROBBIN GORDON CARTIER is a music teacher in the East Orange School District where she directs the harp program that she originally created for the Elizabeth School District. She has joined the faculty of Kean University in Union, NJ as Concert Artist/Adjunct Harp Faculty. Robbin continues to be a sought-after presenter of workshops across the country.
Performance credits include appearances at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City; the New Jersey Performing Arts Center; the Pablo Casals Music Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the National Symphony Orchestra of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
She has appeared on several television shows and recordings and at events honoring Lord Guinness, Cicely Tyson and Sir James Galway. She was a member of the orchestra for the Three Irish Tenors concerts and Clay Aikens “Make a Joyful Noise” tour. Robbin is a Salvi Concert Artist and presented master classes and a concert at the French ambassador’s residence in Bogota, Columbia for the Salvi Harp Foundation.
For more information about Robbin, go to http://www.robbingordoncartier.com
Latin jazz harpist, PATRICE FISHER favors the music of Brazil and Cuba, saying that, not only is the harp ‘comfortable’ harmonically with the music, but that she herself is drawn to the complexities and syncopations: “that’s what makes you want to dance.” Patrice is a graduate of Tulane University Creative Music Studio and Wolf Trap and lives in New Orleans, where she has been composing and performing since the 1980’s. She has also appeared at numerous international jazz festivals with her group, “Arpa,” in locations such as Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Guatemala. Patrice has 15 CDs of original music, the latest being "Resilience." She has performed for more than 30 years at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Patrice also performs Celtic music and is director of the New Orleans Celtic Harp Ensemble. Patrice regularly performs a guest artist with many international jazz musicians in Germany, Brazil, Canada & Guatemala. Patrice is a Certified Music Practitioner and uses improvisation to play for patients in hospitals, schools, nursing homes and hospices.
|REBECCA BABIN is a professional harpist living in Baton Rouge. She teaches private music lessons full time and is a multi-instrumentalist who plays harp, piano, guitar, and upright bass, though harp is her specialty. In addition to obtaining a degree in harp, she loves to improvise, play by ear, and as a songwriter accompany her own lyrical songs. Rebecca is busy in the Baton Rouge music scene. She showcases the harp in two original bands. Hurricane Becca and her Outer Band is a rock band with harp, drums, bass, accordion, trombone, and clarinet. The Wilder Janes is a folk and harmony band with harp, banjo, marimba, mandolin, bass, and guitar. Rebecca often makes guest appearances with many other Baton Rouge musicians playing both upright bass and harp. She is known for her quick ear and her fun yet simple grooves.
LUKE BRECHTELSBAUER is a New Orleans eclectic harpist, who performs regularly with Helen Gillet and Wazozo World music group, Luke is a Celtic Harper from Sioux Falls, South Dakota . He studied with Anna Vorhes. He has traveled, the world performing in Glasgow, Scotland, Shanghai, China & Brazil. He is also a professional clown and a bagpiper. Here is a youtube link of Luke playing "Lullaby of the Leaves"... with lots of lever changes:
Read more about Luke at www.harpluke.com
New Orleans harpist CASSIE WATSON takes a vibrant yet soulful approach as she explores a melange of repertoire rooted in Celtic, jazz and classical music. Cassie took an interest in the harp as a young adult and has studied with Gabriella Pinto, Brandee Younger and New Orleans jazz harpist Patrice Fisher.
Cassie composes, teaches, and serves on the board of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society. She also serves as the Assistant Producer of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend and is a producer of the Sirens in the Twilight Music Series for women in music. She performs at a myriad of settings, including the Ace and Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Marigny Opera House. She was featured in the Music Box Village's recent "Alice Lost" production with Tank and the Bangas and Norah Jones. Cassie's debut solo album Naturally is set for release December 2018.