Spontaneous Duos: A 2015 International Jazz Day Celebration!

Spontaneous Duos:

A Free 2015 International Jazz Day Celebration


Thursday, April 30th 7:00-8:30pm

Messinger Hall One, Eastman Community Music School

10 Gibbs Street

Contact: Chris Teal, IfCM co-Director (509) 230-0688

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

For the second year running, fifteen improvising musicians will take part in 90 minutes of overlapping collaborations highlighting diverse instruments and playing styles. The performance will grow 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 will 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:

  • John Nyerges - piano

  • Vince Ercolamento - saxophone

  • Andy Calabrese - piano

  • Matt Bevan-Perkins - drums

  • Sharada Shashidhar - vocals

  • Colin Gordon - saxophone

  • Brandon Choi - trumpet

  • Tim Forster - flute

  • Max Kanowitz - percussion

  • Ben Proctor - banjo

  • Audrey Snyder - cello

  • Lochlan Boebel - bass

  • Danny Ziemann - bass

  • Julian Tanaka - saxophone

  • Sara Rogers - vocals

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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