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Olivia Hughart Quintet at SOUTH!
February 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$10
Olivia Hughart makes her DEBUT performance with her quartet of NYC Musicians! 2 sets at SOUTH Jazz Kitchen, 6:30 and 8:30pm. Tickets are $10 per person. February 6, 2022! BE there!
Olivia Hughart is an NYU Junior majoring in Jazz Studies with a minor in public policy and management. She is a saxophonist and woodwind doubler and is also the founder/artistic director of Key of She Jazz (keyofshejazz.org), which is an organization that supports and encourages girls to be involved in jazz starting in middle school. In 2019, as a high school senior, she organized the first-ever Key of She Jazz conference, which was attended by 200 students, educators, and musicians from the Philadelphia area and beyond. Since then, she has continued to organize virtual events that have allowed Key of She to reach global audiences despite the COVID-19 pandemic and having to cancel and reimagine live events.
Olivia has been studying saxophone for twelve years and started her music studies in Philadelphia at Settlement Music School and in the nationally recognized music programs at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. She has studied with Larry McKenna, Chris Oatts, Andrew Neu, and Tony Miceli in Philadelphia, as well as with Dave Liebman, Billy Drewes, and Alan Ferber in New York City. She currently studies with Dave Pietro, Patricia Brennan, and Brad Shepik.
Olivia is a gigging and recording musician, playing with NYU’s Tisch New Theater Production of “Legally Blonde” in 2019, the WIJO “Alone Together” recording of 2020, Aberdeen the Band, the NYChillHarmonic, as well as other bands in New York City, Philadelphia, and beyond. She also interns with Jazz Philadelphia, a jazz community-based organization for Philadelphia, helping with administrative work. She is busy rehearsing her quartet with her original compositions. She was also a feature on the WRTI/NPR Music Live sessions and winner of the 2021 Bruce Montgomery Foundation Springboard Grant.
Learn more at oliviahughart.com