PONCHO Concert Hall (Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts) Seattle, WA
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***** TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ***** *** Box office opens at 7pm ***
Soprano saxophonist, flautist, and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman presents the lineup of his just-out Samsara longtime collaborator bassist Tony Marino and emerging trailblazers Bobby Avey (piano), reedman Matt Vashlishan, and drummer Alex Ritz.
Liebman helped to define the 1970s Miles Davis period, and is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music, with a career stretching over forty years, performing on over 500 recordings (with nearly 200 as a leader/co-leader) featuring several hundred original compositions. He has recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz, and has played with many of the masters, including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others. DownBeat magazine places Liebman "among the most important saxophonists in contemporary musica leader and artist of integrity and independent direction."
He is an author of books and instructional DVDs, which are acknowledged as classics in the jazz field. Liebman is a DownBeat/Jazz Times Critics Poll winner (soprano sax), and has further earned an NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, multiple Grammy nominations, an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) and title of "Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters" from France. He founded the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in 1989 and currently serves as Artistic Director.
Ben Ratliff of the New York Times said of Liebman, "While others of his 60s generation have fallen off their ambition, Liebman has remained dogged about composition and trying different styles...He's a fighter."
Free Dave Liebman masterclass, noon, PONCHO.
Photo by Sune Andersson.
PONCHO Concert Hall (Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts) (View)
710 E. Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98102