The Bath House’s new Lakefront Live! concert series launches on September 14! All shows are free to the public and take place in our indoor-outdoor Lake Level space on the shore of White Rock Lake. Bring your friends and family to enjoy our incredible local performers!
Whether Idania is singing her favorite songs from Celia Cruz, Nina Simone, or Barbara Streisand, composing music, jumping on the drums, timbales, congas, she brings Cuban Soul to everything she plays. We welcome her to the Bath House for the first time, performing Cuban Jazz and popular songs from around the world.
Growing up in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Idania studied at the Universidad de Cienfuegos with her degree and specialization in piano, singing, flute and percussion. Before her move to Dallas in 2016, Idania won several awards in Cuba, including the Gran Prix Voice at the Institute of Music in 2008, the Best Female Award from the music of Cubadisco Recording label in 2005, and in 2015 Idania won a national award for a percussion competition “Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam” in Havana, Cuba, Centro Nacional de Música Popular.
Jess Garland is a Dallas based singer/songwriter, recording and performing artist. She is a multi-instrumentalist, using a combination of harp and guitar loops evoking elements of ambient folk and celestial tones.
To date, Jess has received grants for Aurora’s 2018 Future Worlds theme for her performance “Resurrecting Gaia” in October 2018 at Kettle Art Gallery (and featured nationally in New York Magazine’s Vulture section), from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs for “Take Me Oya” in April 2019 during Dallas Arts Month at South Dallas Cultural Center, and most recently from The Nasher Sculpture Center to record her single “Live Again” and create a music video on Fair Park grounds.
Garland’s work in film includes co-producing and composing the musical score for “Their Lives Mattered: A Dialogue Honoring Stolen Lives” which is billed as a collaborative art project in remembrance of lives lost at the hands of Dallas law enforcement officers. Jess is also the executive producer and composer on the film “Harp & Sol,” which honors the lives and land affected by environmental racism by uplifting the voices of communities and organizations led by Black women.
Jess is an educator and has a non-profit free music education program, Swan Strings that has been featured in Dallas Morning News, Advocate Magazine and D Magazine. She is also the Executive Director of Girls Rock Dallas.
Carolyn’s rich, silky vocals and extensive repertoire have endeared her to fans and critics. She has released four nationally reviewed CD’s on the independent Catn’round Sound label and 4 singles. With The New Collection a cappella jazz group, a separate album was released led by vocal jazz arranger and Professor Emeritus, Paris Rutherford of the University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Department.
In addition to her regular jazz repertoire, Jones has developed, produced, and performed a series of 6 themed Cabaret jazz shows to sell out crowds. She is honored with the prestigious Cabaret Artist Of The Year Award for 2017 by The Sammons Center For The Arts in Dallas, Tx.
The Satin Dolls Band was inspired by Jones’ successful Hooray for the Girls cabaret-jazz show celebrating women composers, lyricists, librettists and singers of the 20th century and beyond. The Satin Dolls Band performs classic jazz favorites, blues, Broadway, R&B, original compositions and retro-pop with a jazz twist. The band’s name is a nod to the 1953 jazz song Satin Doll, composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The band is Carolyn Lee Jones (vocalist), Rebecca Cordes (piano) Peggy Honea (bass) Ann MacMillan (drum set) and Joyce Spencer (sax/flute/vocals).