Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jade Simmons on Sodi Braide: 'Chicago is lucky to get to hear him 2 times this year alone!'

[L-R: Sodi Braide, Cameron Smith, Jade Simmons and Vanessa Cunha;, December 2008]

On August 15, 2009 AfriClassical posted “Nigerian Pianist Sodi Braide is a 'Rising Star' at Ravinia Festival 8 PM Friday, Oct. 30.” As we have previously reported, Andrew Patner of The Chicago Sun-Times and WFMT Radio commented on the day of the post: “Yes, this is great news, indeed! As you know, he had a great success at the Dame Myra Hess concerts in Chicago earlier this year”.

A second comment which speaks well for the Nigerian pianist was made yesterday by pianist Jade Simmons, founder of The Impulse Artist Series in Houston, whose participants in December 2008 are pictured above: “Sodi was exceptional during his Impulse Artist Series concert here in Houston. It was an honor to present him, Chicago is lucky to get to hear him 2 times this year alone!
Jade Simmons, pianist
Founder, The Impulse Artist Series

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