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January 2014 Jazz At The Kimmel

Posted by:  Kimmel Center on January 24, 2014

We are thrilled to present a comprehensive, season-long Jazz Residency program that puts the spotlight on three local artists who will bring cutting-edge performances and workshops to SEI Innovation Studio. Selected by an incredible panel of Jazz experts from across the country, the artists will explore the jazz tradition with a fresh new approach that features new music, incorporates elements drawn from other musical genres including Afro-Cuban, Bata rhythms of the Yoruba, and Hip-Hop.

Admission is FREE, tickets required. 

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS: Be a part of the creative process! Join our Jazz Residency artists for an interactive public workshop designed to incorporate YOUR creativity and input as each project, selected by an incredible panel of jazz experts from across the nation, continues to expand and develop from their original concepts to complete new works.

Josh Lawrence
Thu, Feb 27 | 6pm
SEI Innovation Studio

Collaborating Artists: Josh Lawrence and the Fresh Cut Orchestra with Jason Fraticelli (Composer and bass), Anwar Marshall (Composer and drums), and Tim Conley (Composer, Guitar, Laptop) 

About the Project: We are composing an extended work Yin & Yang of Life (working title) for the Fresh Cut Orchestra fusing traditional acoustic and modern electronic music.

Pablo Batista
Tue, Mar 18 | 6pm

SEI Innovation Studio

Collaborating Artists: 
Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate, and Dennis Guevara (Pianist & Music Arranger)

About the Project: In collaboration with Dennis Guevara—pianist and arranger for Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate—our concept is to fuse 3 genres of music: the ancient Bata rhythms of the Yoruba, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and jazz. 

Bobby Zankel
Wed, Apr 9 | 6pm
SEI Innovation Studio

Collaborating Artists: Bobby Zankel (Alto Saxophone), Raphael Xavier (Choreography), and Francois Zayas (Percussion)

About the Project: This residency is a great opportunity for us to explore the constant, fundamental elements of African American culture that transcend discipline, time period, style, and place of origin. We will examine and explore the notion that there are common spiritual and aesthetic principles and artistic devices and techniques that are utilized in parallel ways in music, dance, literature, and visual arts.

Get the whole scoop at kimmelcenter.orgjazz

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