Dec. 20: Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert at the Napa Valley Opera House



It’s not all hippie-dippie beams of light and cosmic messages, but much of the music Windham Hill Records has produced in its 36 years does lean toward the sensitive side of the universe. This week, three-time Grammy-nominee Barbara Higbie leads a trio of women songwriters with her world-influenced jazz featuring the Celtic harp. Jazz pianist Liz Story found Windham Hill Records after owner Will Ackerman heard a tape of her improvisations from a piano gig at a restaurant; he signed her right away. Finally, multi-instrumentalist Lisa Lynne is mostly known for her recordings on Celtic harp, but also composes original songs using traditional folk instruments. All three women are supported in this show by guitarist Sean Harkness and flutist George Tortorelli. The Windham Hill Winter Solstice concert is on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $15—$20. 707.226.7372.

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