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Fall/Winter 2015 - Our 19th Season to date

First Performance of the Season
Tomeka Reid Quartet

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tomeka Reid - Cello
Mary Halvorson - Guitar
Tomas Fujiwara - Drums
Jason Roebke - Bass

Tomeka Reid is a Washington, DC born and raised, Chicago-based cellist, composer and educator. Tomeka Reid has been described as "a remarkably versatile player," equally adept in classical and jazz contexts and is often found in experimental and improvisatory settings, composing for a wide range of instrumentation, from big band to chamber ensemble. Ms. Reid is an integral part of vocalist Dee Alexander's Evolution Ensemble, flautist Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble/Strings, drummer Mike Reed's Loose Assembly, as well as the AACM’s Great Black Music Ensemble, and also co-leads the internationally recognized string trio, Hear in Now.

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio Duo
Sunday, September 6, 2015

Matthew Shipp - Piano
Michael Bisio - Bass
Shipp’s expansive adaptations–dense, emotional, and full of quotes and allusions–successfully walk the fine line of rewarding those familiar with Ellington’s music, while in no way requiring familiarity to appreciate the thought-provoking journeys they create. Much like Ellington, Shipp draws from the world of classical music, leaning towards a modern dissonance that ranges from playful to aggressive. In both cases, the ensuing moments of clarity and familiarity are all the more cathartic thanks to this contrast. Michael Bisio’s almost-telepathic ability to both follow and propel Shipp’s challenging improvisations speaks to their extensive joint experience.

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2001 11th Street, NW Wash DC 20001

$15 advance/$20 at the door/Advance tickets urged
A full night of music!!! – Two Sets at 7PM & 8:30 PM

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