Jean Rohe & Jack Licitra
Series: Hard Luck Cafe
Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Center on the day of the performance. Prices are $8 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre Members / $12 for Non Members. There are no advance tickets for this event.
About the Artists
Jack Licitra and Jean Rohe will be the featured artists during the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s monthly Hard Luck Café series at the Cinema Arts Centre on Thursday, January 17. The 8:30 p.m. concert will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for Cinema Arts Centre and Folk Music Society of Huntington members; $12 for non-members. The Cinema Arts Centre is at 423 Park Avenue in Huntington. For more information, visit www.fmsh.org or call (631) 425-2925.
Jack Licitra is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose musical repertoire spans the genres of pop, blues, jazz, folk, gospel and world music. This eclectic mix all comes together at the Waterfall, a place of healing and learning. Sometimes Jack performs as a one-man band and at other times with his group, but there is always present a unique energy of inclusiveness. He captivates audiences with his heartfelt songs and adventurous musical stylings.
A Long Island native, Jack Licitra founded Jack’s Waterfall in 1998. He has released seven albums and has toured throughout the U.S. He has appeared at The B.B. King Blues Festival, the Great South Bay Music Festival and the New Jersey Folk Festival among others; headlined at the Boulton Center; opened concerts for the Allman Brothers; and has shared stages with a number of musical luminaries over the years. A teacher who believes in the transformational power of music, Jack also has been engaged in a number of humanitarian efforts.
Jean Rohe is a multilingual singer, instrumentalist, and composer. Nate Chinen of The New York Times calls her “a confident young singer whose compositions tend toward a literate and imploring tone.” She has performed with the alt-country group Calexico, has made several live appearances on New York Public Radio, and co-wrote and performed the music for the feature film “Noise” (2004). Jean won the audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 2006 and is the recipient of awards for her writing from the New York Songwriters Circle and the ASCAP Foundation. Alone or together with her eclectic and genre-bending ensemble, Jean brings the full breadth of her stylistic attractions to bear — exploring the intersections of jazz, American folk music, Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian traditions in an engaging participatory manner.
“There are plenty of talented artists out there, but what sets Jean Rohe apart are the suppleness of her voice, the integrity of her vision, and the grace she shows in her wide-ranging journeys across the musical landscape,” says John Platt, host of “Sunday Breakfast” on WFUV.
Established in 1973, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington (www.cinemaartscentre.org) seeks to bring the best of cinematic artistry to Long Island and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community. Long Island’s only not-for-profit, viewer-supported, independent cinema presents a wide array of films that are often accompanied by discussions and guest speakers.
Now in its 44th year, the Folk Music Society of Huntington (www.fmsh.org) presents two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. On Saturday, Feb. 2, FMSH presents Julie Gold, Grammy Award-winning songwriter of “From a Distance,” at the Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive (off 25A) in Centerport.
Location: Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
The Hard Luck Café concerts are held on the third Thursday of the month in the Sky Room at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743. Click here to launch google maps and get directions to the venue.