WCHOF Music Series: Jody Redhage Ferber and Alan Ferber—From Bach to the Blues

Watch a free, live-streamed performance by the Ferber Duo. Married couple Jody Redhage Ferber (cello/voice) and Alan Ferber (trombone) explore the intersection of classical chamber music and jazz improvisation for their unique instrumentation of cello, trombone, and voice. Enjoy original compositions, their own arrangement of the Bach Cello Suite in C Major, new arrangements of jazz classics by Bill Evans, Kenny Wheeler, and McCoy Tyner, and well-worn standards from the Great American Songbook. The duo will be joined by Mark Ferber on drums.

Ferber Duo members Jody Redhage Ferber (cello/voice) and Alan Ferber (trombone) met in 2004 while playing a chamber music rehearsal at the Musicians’ Union in midtown Manhattan, and have been musical collaborators ever since. Alan, called “one of the jazz world’s premier composers and arrangers for larger groups” (All About Jazz NY), has been nominated for three Grammys for his Big Band and Nonet, and has performed, toured, and recorded for artists across a broad spectrum including Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, the National, Sufjan Stevens, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Dr. Dre. Jody, called “an adventurous cello songstress” (Time Out New York), is a classically trained cellist who has charted a unique path performing jazz, new music, rock and pop with artists as diverse as Esperanza Spalding, Fred Hersch, the Roots, Beyonce, Sara Bareilles, and Neil Diamond, and leads her own chamber jazz ensemble, Rose & the Nightingale. Jody & Alan, married in 2008, now collaborate to raise their two boys Theo (7) and Elliott (2), and officially began performing as the Ferber Duo in 2017, with recent performances at the Jazz in the City Festival in Salzburg, Austria, and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in March of 2020.

This concert will be available for viewing on our YouTube and Facebook Live channels.

Wednesday, Nov 18 - 7:00 pm