Charleston, SC based trio, The In-Between features classical soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis with jazz musicians Robert Lewis (saxophone) and Gerald Gregory (piano). The ensemble performs new compositions and arrangements by members of the ensemble.
In the spirit of recent collaborations between classical singers such as Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter with jazz musician/composers like Fred Hersch, André Previn, and Brad Mehldau, this group explores repertoire that lies both in and in between classical and jazz genres. Through open communication between the two art worlds of classical and jazz music, the program highlights the shared qualities and explores the differences while allowing the listener to enjoy these styles together in the same concert and even within the same piece.
The In-Between ensemble is a regular guest on the SJB Concert Series and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. They perform frequently in the region and have toured in South Carolina, the Pacific Northwest, and last summer in Denmark. They have collaborated with local musicians and recently with Charleston’s Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker on a program of Amaker’s poetry in spoken form as well as original musical settings by Robert Lewis and Gerald Gregory.
Photo: by Reece More: (l-r) Jill Terhaar Lewis, Robert Lewis, and Gerald Gregory