BRANFORD MARSALIS “Saxophonist Marsalis leads one of the most c ohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on the scene today.” Associated Press
JAZZ IN THE KEY OF ELLISON A concert production inspired by the musical life of iconic writer Ralph Ellison, presented in music, words, and images. Featuring Will Downing, Nona Hendryx, Quiana Lynell, Nicholas Payton, and the Andy Farber Jazz Orchestra.
AMIR EL SAFFAR’S RIVERS OF SOUND ORCHESTRA “Brings together virtuosos from Middle Eastern, South Asian and Western jazz traditions...its music has a liquid quality…it seems to flow and spill across bounds.” New York Times
AARON DIEHL TRIO Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what the New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” OPUS3ARTISTS.COM
STRINGS FOR PEACE
Sarod master Amjad Ali Khan and guitar virtuoso Sharon Isbin join with Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash to perform “A first of its kind truly spectacular international music experience.” The Asian Age
The Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. “A roving musical laboratory without walls.” Boston Globe
SERGIO & CLARICE ASSAD WITH THIRD COAST PERCUSSION
KAYHAN KALHOR WITH THE REMBRANDT FRERICHS TRIO
Archetypes explores the universal symbols that appear in s tories through new music for guitar, piano, vocals and percussion.
The kamancheh virtuoso meets Dutch jazz musicians to “...delight with a genre and cross-border sound.” Musik an sich
CRISTINA PATO & MAZZ SWIFT
KUNÉ CANADA’S GLOBAL ORCHESTRA
A new project from Gaita master Cristina Pato and violinist/composer Mazz Swift, INVISIBLE(s) is based on the idea of e xploring different perspectives on the topic of invisible communities by collaborating with musicians and scholars.
KUNÉ was developed by The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto to explore and celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity and pluralism, and to find a common language through music.
Photos: Palma Kolansky, John Abbott, Alice Gebura, courtesy of Walker Art Center, Suvo Das, Max Whittaker, Fadi Kheir, SaverioTruglia, Nicola Betts, Xan Padron