Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:30 – 9 pm
Featuring Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, and Anthony Tidd
The collision between Abstract Expressionism and jazz began in the galleries and clubs of New York in the 1940s, as avant-garde artists from each world learned more about each other. This connection pushed jazz in a more formal, intellectual direction exemplified by a number of thoughtful composer/performers. An heir to this great tradition is the Chicago composer, saxophone player and bandleader Steve Coleman, who has performed with the big bands of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Cecil Taylor, and Sam Rivers, released more than 25 records, and is a 2014 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Coleman is joined by musicians and frequent collaborators Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Anthony Tidd (bass).
$18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members
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