Who else but hosts Wendy Stuart and Tym Moss could “spill the tea” on their weekly show “If These Walls Could Talk” live from Pangea Restaurant on the Lower Eastside of NYC, with their unique style of honest, and emotional interviews, sharing the fascinating backstory of celebrities, entertainers, recording artists, writers and artists and bringing their audience along for a fantastic ride.
Gwen Laster will be a featured guest on “If These Walls Could Talk” with hosts Wendy Stuart and Tym Moss on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 2 PM ET live from the infamous Pangea Restaurant.
Wendy Stuart is an author, celebrity interviewer, model, filmmaker and along with If These Walls Could Talk she hosts TriVersity Talk, a weekly web series with featured guests discussing their lives, activism and pressing issues in the LGBTQ Community.
Tym Moss is a popular NYC singer, actor, and radio/tv host who recently starred in the hit indie film “JUNK” to critical acclaim.
Gwen Laster is an adventurous composer, arranger and orchestrator. A classically-trained artist with a deep appreciation for America’s musical history, and a scholar of African- American musical heritage. A socially conscious activist and educator who understands the power of music to reach and touch everyday people.
She is a nationally acclaimed musician who has been the recipient of awards by the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, MPower Sphinx, Jubilation Foundation, Puffin Foundation, United States Artist and Arts Mid Hudson. She began her love for improvising and composing because of her parents’ love of jazz, blues, soul and classical music played endlessly on the record player and her progressive jazz music educators from Detroit’s public schools.
Her playing is poignant, descriptive and always relevant. Perhaps that’s why she has recorded and performed with the world’s most influential artists. The list reads like a “who’s who” of modern masters: Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Alicia Keys, Rhianna, Shaggy, Aretha Franklin, Solange, Mark Anthony, J Lo, Shakira, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Anthony Braxton, Nona Hendryx, Wadada Leo Smith, William Parker, Danny Elfman, Sun Ra Arkestra, Tyler, the Creator, Jon Baptiste, Emeline Michel and Andrew Baba Lamb. Her talents also extend to Broadway (Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel, Wicked, Porgy and Bess, The King and I, Notre Dame de Paris).
As the founder of the Creative Strings Improvisers Ensemble (CSIE), she has created programs which promote self-expression through improvisation. Her sensitivity to global music informs her workshops and master classes across the U.S. She also teaches violin in Jazz at Bard College.
A native of Detroit, she holds two degrees in music from the University of Michigan School of Music and has lived in New York for many years. Her newest recording “Blue Lotus” is performed by New MUSE4tet, an improvisational string quartet whose original works promote social activism.
Her features in Chamber Music America magazine for her commissioned work Black Lives Matter Suite (composed for New Muse4tet) shares her personal reflection and experiences that motivated the work.
Laster’s music is available at Bandcamp, iTunes and other digital media sources. Her recordings as a leader are Sneak Preview, I Hear You Smiling, Gameboard and Blue Lotus.
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