April 30th is International Jazz Day—come join the Rochester celebration!
Saturday, April 30th 4-5pm
Messinger Hall One, Eastman Community Music School
10 Gibbs Street
For the third year running, ten improvising musicians will take part in 60 minutes of overlapping collaborations highlighting diverse instruments and playing styles. The popular yearly performance grows from a five-minute solo improvisation by a single musician to a series of spontaneous duos, as musicians continuously enter and leave until everyone has played 10 minutes of original music. In the spirit of true creative spontaneity, participating musicians will not see their playing order until 30 minutes before the performance.
The Institute for Creative Music and Eastman Community Music School again host the free event in Messinger Hall One at the Eastman Community Music School, in celebration of Rochester improvisors and their place in the international jazz scene.
This event is open to the public, with a free reception to follow.
Featured performers include regionally and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians:
Colleen Bernstein - percussion
Doug Stone - saxophone
Mike Kaupa - trumpet
Alexa Tarantino - saxophone
Chris Teal - drums
Brendan Lanighan - trombone
Alan Murphy - piano
Tyrone Allen - bass
Chris Potter - guitar
Peter Chwazik - bass
Sponsored by the Eastman Community Music School and the Institute for Creative Music.
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