These diverse artists are at the leading side of jazz and also improvisational music worldwide today, cutting-edge performers across generations that are blending structure as well as improvisation in interesting, initial ways.
— Myra Melford Jazz System
— An Evening of Jazz Duos Onstage
— Tim Berne, saxophone
— Matt Mitchell, piano
— Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone
— Kris Davis, piano
Cal Performances has invited pianist and author Myra Melford to co-curate our jazz programs this period, with concerts that will present jazz enthusiasts to artists who are household names in New York and also abroad.
A stalwart of the new-jazz activity, Melford is amongst one of the most recognized artists of her generation. A Guggenheim Other and also recipient of the Alpert Honor for Songs and also the Doris Fight It Out Doing Artist Award, she has actually been a professor of songs at UC Berkeley for the past 14 years, educating improvisation and structure while keeping a vigorous global profession as a touring as well as recording musician.
Here is what Melford needs to say about the singular musicians seeing this period:
” This performance– with the audience right onstage with the players– showcases the large range of expression and also communication possible with the very same instrumentation. In their songs, Kris Davis and Ingrid Laubrock perfectly move from a new-music, chamber method, to a jazz perceptiveness, and also every audio in between. Their music has roughness, passion, power– they operate at a very, extremely high degree.”
” I was extremely moved by Matt Mitchell’s piano playing on his solo recording of Tim Berne’s compositions, and now they have a duo that is a truly interesting mix of techniques. It’s fascinating to hear them obscure the lines between what is notated and also what is improvisated. Tim has been influential in this songs for decades, and currently Matt belongs to a more youthful generation that has eaten everything prior to him as well as still brings his own one-of-a-kind voice to every context he plays in.”
Desire a lot more Myra Melford Jazz Platform? Tickets are $40 p/p.
Approximate run time of this performance is 2 hours, including intermission