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Chants & Improvisations with Ruth Cunningham

NEW YORK CITY — Ruth Cunningham, a sound healing practitioner and founding member of Anonymous 4, performs.
Ruth specializes in early music performance as well as improvisational sacred music from varied spiritual traditions in both liturgical and concert settings. She works with individuals and groups on using the voice and music for healing and creating a spiritual practice using sound.
With Anonymous 4, Ruth performed in concerts and festivals throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East and made thirteen recordings. Ruth’s own CD releases are Light and Shadow: Chants, Prayers and Improvisations and Harpmodes: Journey for Voice and Harp. She has released two CDs of multi faith chants with colleague Ana Hernandez: Blessed by Light and HARC: Inside Chants. She is a member of the core faculty for The Chartres Academy Wisdom School that meets in Chartres France each summer.
She has also performed and recorded renaissance music with Pomerium and is a regular member of the professional choir of St James church in New York City. She studied sound healing with Pat Moffitt Cook and vocal improvisation with Rhiannon (a colleague of Bobby McFerrin).

Intergenerational Jazz Power Fall Jams 2022,

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam is produced by Jazz Power Initiative, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 2003, and is made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; the Howard Gilman Foundation; the Hispanic Federation; the Mosaic Network & Fund at the New York Community Trust; the National Jazz Museum in Harlem; Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York and the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development; LaGuardia Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts; and Jazz Power Initiative’s individual donors.