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Acclaimed jazz vocalist Ashley Daneman's "and the fertile field..." is a personal and poignant response to Isaiah 32:15.

Isaiah 32:15

and the fertile field…


Ashley Daneman


Artist Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Curated by: 

Janna Dyk


4 x 4 feet

Acrylic and vinyl

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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till the Spirit is poured on us from on high,

and the desert becomes a fertile field,

and the fertile field seems like a forest.

-Isaiah 32:15

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

A late career start and plenty of interesting life turns have caused Daneman to go deep with her blend of jazz and modern folk debuting “a publicly intimate recording that is frank and unapologetic. Beauty Indestructible is a collection of nine original "spirit poems" scored and written by Daneman, existing as an intensely personal song cycle. Daneman addresses the fundamental healing power of love” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz).

Drawing comparisons to Becca Stevens, Laura Nyro, and even Stephen Sondheim, Beauty Indestructible is summed up as “beautiful jazz art music from a gorgeous voice with superb accompaniment” (Mark S. Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange) and as “a profound work of art that is so alive, so positive, and so blessedly musical” (Richard Kamins, Step Tempest). “Charming and enchanting with its offbeat/outside the lines sensibilities, [Beauty Indestructible] is killer stuff that’s sure to resonate with the gypsy in your soul” (Chris Spector, Midwest Record).

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