Spontaneous Duos III: A Free 2016 International Jazz Day Celebration

April 30th is International Jazz Day—come join the Rochester celebration!

View the write-up in Rochester City Newspaper

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.


For more information about International Jazz Day, visit www.jazzday.com. For additional information about Spontaneous Duos, call Chris Teal (509) 230-0688 and visit http://www.ifcmusic.org/.

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