@2019 by Anna Perkins

About me...

I’m Anna, a generally musical person.

 

I work as a pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I either sing or play or both in a variety of groups, as well as on my own.

 

When people ask me what kind of music/venue/ensemble I like to perform in the most, the truth is that I love all of them for different reasons. I like to switch things up, and I’m fortunate enough to have worked with lots of clever musicians and projects so there’s always something new.

 

Jazz is the music that I most connect with; it always makes me happy. I like to help recreate that happiness for others.

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When I'm not making music, I'm either drinking tea, at the farmer's market, watering my plants, or reading about Paris.

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Stuff I’ve done:

-graduated summa cum laude with a Music Composition degree from Christopher Newport University (real proud of that one)

-sang at CNU’s annual Jazz4Justice concert as part of the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial celebration

-played as part of the Young Artist’s Showcase at the Washington Women in Jazz festival in Washington D.C.

-was a featured vocalist at the 2019 Winter Blues Jazz Fest’s “Dynamic Divas” concert

-mastered the recipe for the perfect ratatouille

-spoke at the 2018 Global Status of Women and Girls conference about my research on the role of female jazz instrumentalists (where my ladies at)

-wrote on research in world jazz that was published in Critical Voices, an online academic journal

People I work with...