Student Recital by Crystal Rose Speros, Voice
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
School of Jazz Performance Space, Room I531, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
Crystal Rose Speros is singer, educator, and songwriter whose music will be explored in her senior recital at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary music this December. Her band of dedicated friends and musicians will explore music from her first EP, “Summer Shoes”, as well as new originals that are rooted in the idea of branching out and expanding in subject and sound. Musicians include Crystal Rose (voice), Guy Paz (drums), Jake Nuffer (guitar), Ian
Kenselaar (bass), Louisa Rosi (voice), Roslyn Catubig (voice), Rachel Caldwell (voice), Itay Goldberg (saxophone), Kody Chambers (trumpet), Yoav Feinberg (Flute). These new originals are being collected into another EP that she plans to release sometime after graduating from The New School. Crystal Rose will also give tribute to freedom in music through exploring her various musical and personal expressions and inspirations. In a world where there is so much you
can be yet cannot really be (due to class, luck, what have you...), Crystal Rose works to give space for musing on these realities and aspirations.
In regards to the people she collaborates with she says, “I just want everyone to have a good time. The more comfortable, the more honest. Truth of feeling is what music and art is about.”
In San Diego, CA where Crystal Rose grew up, she lived with many different families within the music community during high school. One such family was the Nuffers. Crystal Rose has been collaborating with guitarist Jake Nuffer since 7th grade and he will be one of the featured musicians in her recital.
In her role as an educator, she aspires to always provide the tools necessary to help her students grow. She has learned the value of support and guidance through her education with musicians such as Nick Hakim, Jamie Leonhart, LaTanya Hall, Scott Kettner, Kevyn Lettau, Glen Fisher among others. Crystal Rose currently has private students in voice, songwriting, and guitar.
Crystal Rose started singing with her mom in Filipino karaoke restaurants and in the church. When she reached junior high school, she met bassist Glen Fisher. Through a scholarship with Fisher's First Friday Music Club, Crystal Rose was able to take guitar and voice lessons, as well as perform in various venues around San Diego, CA. She grew up learning the ropes of performing in "Revolt-age", a rock and roll/soul cover band which consisted of her friends and FFMC students including Jake Nuffer.
She was able to be a supporting and featured vocalist on Kevyn Lettau's most recent tour in Manila, Philippines during September 2018. Crystal Rose released her EP “Summer Shoes” in February 2019, and plans to release another EP in the new year. “A song is un-sculpted time; it’s your chance to say what you want to say- Crystal Rose,” Her Campus NYU interviewed by, Hannah Song, 2016.
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