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New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Charles McPherson Quartet

New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Charles McPherson Quartet

July 26, 2018   8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

At Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque

 

Presented in partnership with the Santa Fe Jazz Collective & SITE Santa Fe
Sponsored by Annapurna's World Vegetarian Cafe

For more than 50 years, saxophonist Charles McPherson has been one of the most expressive and highly regarded voices in jazz. His rich musical style, rooted in the blues and bebop, has influenced and inspired generations of musicians and listeners and he has performed and/or recorded with artists ranging from Pepper Adams, Nat Adderley, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Randy Brecker, to the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Pat Martino, Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, and many others. Born in Joplin, Missouri, McPherson grew up in Detroit and moved to New York in 1959 where, within a year, he was performing with Charles Mingus, with whom he played until 1972. McPherson can be heard on over 70 recordings both as a leader and as a sideman, and he released his latest recording, Love Walked In, in February 2016. He remains a strong, viable force on the jazz scene today and is at the height of his powers, his playing “combining passionate feeling with intricate patterns of improvisation.”

The Charles McPherson tour of New Mexico is made possible, in part, by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant from the Western Jazz Presenters Network (WJPN) and celebrates the 25th Anniversary of McPherson's first WJPN-sponsored tour of New Mexico in 1993.

The Charles McPherson Quartet will also perform at the Harwood Museum in Taos ,  Friday July 27 at 8pm in a New Mexico Jazz Festival affiliated event presented by the Taos Jazz Bebop Society. For information: www.taosjazz.org

 

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New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Meet the Jazz Master

New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Meet the Jazz Master

July 27, 2018   2:00 PM

At the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater will join in a FREE Meet the Jazz Master conversation with retired NEA Deputy Chairman, poet, and Jazz historian, A.B Spellman.

Tickets: FREE General Admission

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New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Dee Dee Bridgewater

New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Dee Dee Bridgewater

July 27, 2018   7:30 PM

At the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

2017 NEA Jazz Master, three-time Grammy and Tony award winner and UN Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, Dee Dee Bridgewater is truly a jazz giant who has, over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists. Joining her are Michael King, piano; Tabari Lake, bass; and Kush Abadey, drums

Putting her unique spin on standards, as well as re-envisioning jazz classics, she is “a fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition,” and throughout her career, has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and in the 1970’s performed with Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. She has released a series of critically acclaimed CD's, and all but one, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella - have received Grammy nominations.

Her latest Memphis…Yes I’m Ready (2017) is a return to her roots and offers “ground-breaking” reimagining of American Blues and R&B classics, where she puts her love of vintage soul and blues front and center. Bridgewater's career in musical theater includes a Tony Award for her role as “Glinda” in The Wiz in 1975 and she more recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway production of Lady Day.

A Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), she continues to appeal for international solidarity to finance global grassroots projects in the fight against world hunger.

Tickets: $25 - $60

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Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents Charles McPherson Quartet

Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents Charles McPherson Quartet

July 27, 2018   8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

At Harwood Museum, Taos.

A New Mexico Jazz Festival affiliated event presented in partnership with the Taos Jazz Bebop Society.

For more than 50 years, saxophonist Charles McPherson has been one of the most expressive and highly regarded voices in jazz. His rich musical style, rooted in the blues and bebop, has influenced and inspired generations of musicians and listeners and he has performed and/or recorded with artists ranging from Pepper Adams, Nat Adderley, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Randy Brecker, to the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Pat Martino, Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, and many others. Born in Joplin, Missouri, McPherson grew up in Detroit and moved to New York in 1959 where, within a year, he was performing with Charles Mingus, with whom he played until 1972. McPherson can be heard on over 70 recordings both as a leader and as a sideman, and he released his latest recording, Love Walked In, in February 2016. He remains a strong, viable force on the jazz scene today and is at the height of his powers, his playing “combining passionate feeling with intricate patterns of improvisation.”

The Charles McPherson tour of New Mexico is made possible, in part, by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant from the Western Jazz Presenters Network (WJPN) and celebrates the 25th Anniversary of McPherson's first WJPN-sponsored tour of New Mexico in 1993.

 

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New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba

New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba

July 28, 2018   7:30 PM

At the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Two of the leading living exponents of two generations in the great Cuban piano tradition, Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, whose friendship, mutual admiration and respect goes back decades, come together for a special project entitled Trance in which they perform their original compositions for two pianos “re-imagining music ranging from the popular and classical Cuban repertoire to Monk.”

Valdés is perhaps best known as the founder, leader and main composer and arranger of the ground-breaking Afro-Cuban jazz rock band Irakere, while Rubalcaba grew up listening to Valdés and burst on the world jazz scene in the 1980s with his explosive Afro-Cuban jazz fusion ensemble Grupo Proyecto.

Tickets: $30 - $65

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New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran: Black Wall Street in ABQ

New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran: Black Wall Street in ABQ

July 29, 2018   7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

At African American Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque.

 

A staged concert created by noted mezzo soprano Alicia Hall Moran, in collaboration with her husband, jazz pianist Jason Moran, Black Wall Street is a personal-historical take on the Tulsa race riot of 1921 which depicts a history of Black American finance in New York City and beyond. The story unearths tangled roots of family, finance, legacy, violence, destruction, greed, and rebirth in a musical landscape that spans the genres (opera, art, and theater) of Ms. Moran's “transcendent” voice and “reconsiders the tragedy of the Tulsa Race Riot with in-depth history, a new gaze and a new soundtrack.” Known for her passion and flair, Hall Moran has been heralded for both her voice and her bold programmatic choices, “combining an intellectual inquisitiveness with her exquisite music-making.” Black Wall Street premiered in New York City’s historic Federal Hall, after development at the cutting-edge arts center, National Sawdust, and in concert at the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture/New York Public Library. With her collaborator and husband, Jason Moran (MacArthur Fellow and Artistic Director for Jazz at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts who was recently called one of the “most provocative thinkers in current jazz” by Rolling Stone magazine), and historian and collector Gene Alexander Peters (Co-Director, Slave Relic Museum, Waterboro, SC), she has created a performance piece that is a wide-ranging, many-layered exploration of the past, present, and future of money and blackness and which draws on sources like Black Enterprise Magazine from the 1980s, studies of 18th-century New York, and documents from the Tulsa Race Riot in 1921. In addition to Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, featured tonight will be Brandon Ross, guitar; Thomas Flippin, guitar; and Gene Alexander Peters, narrator & archivist.

 

Presented in partnership w. Opera Southwest & the African American Performing Arts Center

 

 

 

 

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New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran: Black Wall Street in Santa Fe

New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran: Black Wall Street in Santa Fe

July 30, 2018   7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

At SITE Santa Fe.

 

A staged concert created by noted mezzo soprano Alicia Hall Moran, in collaboration with her husband, jazz pianist Jason Moran, Black Wall Street is a personal-historical take on the Tulsa race riot of 1921 which depicts a history of Black American finance in New York City and beyond. The story unearths tangled roots of family, finance, legacy, violence, destruction, greed, and rebirth in a musical landscape that spans the genres (opera, art, and theater) of Ms. Moran's “transcendent” voice and “reconsiders the tragedy of the Tulsa Race Riot with in-depth history, a new gaze and a new soundtrack.” Known for her passion and flair, Hall Moran has been heralded for both her voice and her bold programmatic choices, “combining an intellectual inquisitiveness with her exquisite music-making.” Black Wall Street premiered in New York City’s historic Federal Hall, after development at the cutting-edge arts center, National Sawdust, and in concert at the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture/New York Public Library. With her collaborator and husband, Jason Moran (MacArthur Fellow and Artistic Director for Jazz at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts who was recently called one of the “most provocative thinkers in current jazz” by Rolling Stone magazine), and historian and collector Gene Alexander Peters (Co-Director, Slave Relic Museum, Waterboro, SC), she has created a performance piece that is a wide-ranging, many-layered exploration of the past, present, and future of money and blackness and which draws on sources like Black Enterprise Magazine from the 1980s, studies of 18th-century New York, and documents from the Tulsa Race Riot in 1921. In addition to Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, featured tonight will be Brandon Ross, guitar; Thomas Flippin, guitar; and Gene Alexander Peters, narrator & archivist.

Presented in partnership w. Opera Southwest & SITE Santa Fe

 

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents Bach & Vivaldi

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents Bach & Vivaldi

August 11, 2018   5:00 PM

J.S BACH Concerto in C Minor for Violin & Oboe, BWV 1060

 

HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 5

 

VIVALDI Concerto in F Major for Three Violins

 

VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor to Four Violins

A family affair with many strings attached makes this a not-to-be-missed event! Alan Gilbert, Artist-in- Residence/conductor/violin; his wife Kajsa William-Olsson, cello; his sister Jennifer Gilbert, violin; and her husband Harvey de Souza, violin, appear in this concert whose repertoire builds from a concerto with one solo violin--Bach's Concerto in C Minor for Violin & Oboe with Alan Gilbert playing violin and oboist Liang Wang to a two-violin concerto grosso by Handel, and on to concertos for three and four violins by Vivaldi.

Paolo Bordignon, Harvey de Souza, Guillermo Figueroa, Alan Gilbert, Jenniger Gilbert, Margaret Dyer Harris, L.P How, Soovin Kim, Leigh Mesh, Liang Wang, Kajsa William-Olsson

Approximate Length: 1 hour

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents Mozart & Smetana

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents Mozart & Smetana

August 12, 2018   6:00 PM

MOZART Sonata in B-flat Major for Bassoon & Cello, K. 292

 

POPPER Requiem for Three Cellos & Piano, Op. 66

 

MOZART Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452

 

SMETANA Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

Mozart once remarked that his Quintet for Piano and Winds was "the best thing I have written in my life," & Smetana's elegiac yet life-affirming Piano Trio was written in one of the most profound moments of the composer's life

 

Gloria Chien, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Robert Ingliss, Joseph Johnson, Eric Kim, Soovin Kim, Anthony Mcgill, Christopher Millard, Leelanee Sterrett, Kajsa William-Olsson

 

Approximate Length: 1 hour 40 Minutes

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents Mahler-Cooke-Gilbert

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents Mahler-Cooke-Gilbert

August 13, 2018   6:00 PM

MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde(arr: Schoenberg/Riehn)

Artist-in-Residence Alan Gilbert leads a stellar cast of instrumentalists in Schoenberg's intimate chamber version of Mahler's exotic and haunting song-symphony Das Lied von de Erde (The Song of the Earth), featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (a "luminous standout"~ The New York Times; "equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness"~Opera News) and tenor Paul Groves ("proved a lusty and evocative force...[and] managed to convey that elusive and most critizal of Mahlerian moods: joy tinged with melancholy."~ Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Gloria Chien, Sasha Cooke, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Richard Deane, Harvey de Souza, Daniel Druckman, Alan Gilbert, Jennifer Gilbert, Paul Groves, Eric Kim, Anthony McGill, Leigh Mesh, Christopher Millard, Tara Helen O'Connor, Manabu Suzuki, Liang Wang, Amy Zoloto, Gregory Zuber

Approximate Length: 1 hour 15 Minutes

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