Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30 – 9 pm
Grammy nominated jazz singer and new music composer Theo Bleckmann takes on the mysterious songbook of British pop icon Kate Bush in a project that goes beyond re-creating her music to further realms of sound and interpretation. Joining him in this venture are long-time collaborator percussionist Ben Wittman, bassist Chris Tarry, and keyboardist Henry Hey, along with special guest, multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans on viola, guitar, and laptop. Watch Theo Bleckmann perform Running Up That Hill and All the Love.
This season's Bang on a Can performances celebrate the power of artists' voices, which resonates with themes in the Museum’s exhibitions Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art and Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone.
About Theo Bleckmann
A jazz singer and new music composer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, Grammy-nominated and Echo-award recipient, Theo Bleckmann, makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful. Bleckmann has collaborated with musicians and composers including Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, John Hollenbeck, Sheila Jordan, Phil Kline, David Lang, Kirk Nurock, Ben Monder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Julia Wolfe, Kenny Wheeler, John Zorn, the Bang on a Can All-stars, and, most prominently, Meredith Monk, with whom Bleckmann worked as a core ensemble member for fifteen years. In 2012, Bleckmann’s Hello Earth! The Songs of Kate Bush was included in Boston Phoenix's "Best Jazz Acts" and NPR's “Top 10 Jazz Albums of the Year.”
Tickets: $20 General; $16 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum Members
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