Our Lady J in Concert
Our Lady J & Train To Kill Gospel Choir in Concert,
July 11, 2013 @ 8pm
A portion of the proceeds benefits BCC and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. Seating is limited.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience this amazing performer and her choir in an evening of hauntingly beautiful music. And it’s Cantor Porat’s birthday too – we hear that, as part of his involvement in Lady J’s Train To Kill Gospel Choir, he couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift!!
Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged to guarantee a seat. Scroll down for more information on Our Lady J. Get your tickets today. VIP tickets include reserved seating and a free and exclusive download of Our Lady J’s live EP.
Our Lady J is known for her visionary gospel styling, powerhouse pianist skills and unforgettable live shows. Along with the Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir, she has been delivering a new testament of post-religious gospel music to sold-out crowds throughout the world since 2006.
A native Pennsylvanian, Our Lady J moved to New York City after a prodigious upbringing as a classical pianist, where she developed her unique sound of post-religious gospel music by combining her church background with New York’s glitzy rock-n-roll downtown scene. Having worked as a pianist and musical director for Broadway’s top performers, she recruited her friends and colleagues to form the “Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir.” Our Lady J quickly became a New York icon known for her technical prowess and soul shaking live shows, regularly selling out top venues with her choir by her side, including Joe’s Pub, The Zipper Factory, Highline Ballroom & Ars Nova Theatre.
Before embarking on her solo career, Our Lady J (also known as Jonnah Speidel) developed her “stage legs” through accompanying and musical directing artists including Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga, Antony Hegarty (of Antony and The Johnsons), Jake Shears & Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), Taylor Dayne, Dar Williams, Armen Ra, Deborah Voight, and Broadway stars Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Elaine Stritch, Gavin Creel, Christine Ebersole, Linda Eder, Rebecca Luker, Anthony Rapp, Billy Porter, Steven Pasquale and Karen Mason. While collaborating with the aforementioned talents, she performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Alice Tulley Hall at Lincoln Center, CBGB’s, The Box, Birdland, Feinstein’s at the Regency, Highline Ballroom, Joe’s Pub and The Kitchen. She also toured extensively as music director for downtown artist Justin Bond throughout cities including Boston, San Francisco, Portland, Washington DC, Seattle, London, Montreal, Warsaw & Dublin. As a classical pianist, she has worked with The Julliard School, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and the Mark Morris Dance Group, where she was a featured performer in the MMDG Music Ensemble.
Critics’ raves attest to the quality and star power of Our Lady J’s live shows:
“Virtuosic! Our Lady J is a big, brassy blond, with an abiding love of gospel. The critics’ favorite bowls the audience over with her gospel stylings and pianistic skills.” – Time Out New York;
“Powerful! Our Lady J knows how to rock the house. She will have you singing her praises long after the show is over.” – The Village Voice;
“Stunning!” – New York Magazine;
“The sultry vocals of Our Lady J are a regular presence on the New York City and London underground music scenes. From beautifully arranged covers of songs by Dolly Parton, Nine Inch Nails, and Alanis Morissette, to stellar, sometimes haunting, self-composed works, the sensation is truly genre-bending.” – Joseph Hassan, OUT.com