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Kahil El'Zabar and David Murray: Friends for Life
First Unitarian Church
Pittsburgh, PA
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Jun 10, 2024 7:30 PM

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Kahil El'Zabar and David Murray: Friends for Life
THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED. No ticket sold online. However, if you bought a physical paper ticket at one of several local record store outlets, you can receive your refund by returning to the point of purchase and presenting the tickets you bought. Apologies for the inconvenience!
Mon June 10  7:30 pm  all ages welcome
First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave., Shadyside/Oakland

an evening with the Friends for Life:
KAHIL EL'ZABAR (percussion) and DAVID MURRAY (saxophone)

Please return to your record store point of purchase for a refund. Thank you!

Sir Kahil ElZabar was knighted by the Council General of France for his global contributions to the Arts. He has performed with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Pharoah Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Archie Shepp, Eddie Harris, Donny Hathaway, Paul Simon, Ntozake Shange, Nona Hendryx, Neneh Cherry, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Malachi Favors, Billy Bang, and Gene Ammons. He holds a Ph.D. from Lake Forest in Interdisciplinary Arts. He taught music and interdisciplinary arts at the U. Nebraska/Lincoln and U. IL/Chicago. He was appointed by Pres. Bill Clinton to the National Task Force for Arts Presenting in Education. He won the International Ambassador Award from Pres. Barack Obamas administration. Kahil ElZabar has served on the prestigious boards of the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the National Campaign for the Freedom of Expression. He is also the former chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). ElZabar has recorded over 100 acclaimed projects, founding and leading the legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Ritual Trio.

David Murray is considered to be the most influential tenor saxophonist of his generation. He has recorded more than 300 acclaimed projects. He has worked with many of the giants, such as Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Jack DeJohnette, Chico Hamilton, Elvin Jones, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Randy Weston, and the list goes on. He is co-founder of the World Saxophone Quartet, and leads the famed David Murray Quartet, David Murray Octet, and the David Murray Big Band. Dr. Murray was awarded a Ph.D. in the Arts from Claremont College and is also a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. He has won two Grammys and is the prestigious recipient of the Jazz Par Award from the country of Denmark.

NEW YORK TIMES: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/05/arts/music/kahil-elzabar-ethnic-heritage-ensemble-open-me.html

DOWNBEAT: https://downbeat.com/news/detail/kahil-elzabar-david-murray-friendship

WASHINGTON POST: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/kahil-elzabar-jazz-as-spiritual-experience/2016/02/22/


First Unitarian Church (View)
146 44th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
United States


Music > Experimental
Music > Jazz
Music > World

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Manny Theiner
On BPT Since: Mar 03, 2016


Yes. Handicapped entrance on side. Elevator inside.

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