Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm
Tickets are $15 Advance / $18 Day of Show
$40 Three Show Pass / $50 All Show Pass
This show is a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration! Check out the rest of the series!
Direction and Dramaturgy by Jayne Wenger
Ashkenaz is closing its Woodstock celebration with an exclusive preview of an original one-woman musical theatrical production that showcases the enduring legacy of the Woodstock generation. Through the music of Janis Joplin, Janis Ian, and her own, Kyra brings us on on her extraordinary life journey inspired by the sex, drugs, and rock and roll legacy of Joplin, and the insightful brilliance of Janis Ian. She weaves the music and life stories of all three into an inspiring story that reminds us all that the rock and roll life endures.
Kyra Gordon is a jazz & blues vocalist known for her soulful tone and captivating stage-presence. Originally from Oakland, CA, Gordon's mischievous and searching spirit comes through both in her songwriting and in her witty stage banter. She is a founding member of the Bay Area hip-hop collective “The Freeze,” sings lead and plays keyboards for the original funk project “Captain Input,”, performs monthly solo shows at San Francisco’s Rite Spot, and lends her talents to indie films. Gordon was the first vocalist to graduate from the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Driven by a sense connection to female artists of the 60s and 70s, she is in the midst of creating a new theatrical performance workshopping in 2019 called “Loving Janis: the music of Janis Ian and Janis Joplin”.