Sunday, April 7, 2013

Roscoe Mitchell In Performance In Seattle, WA – June 7th/2013

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Luke Bergman of the media relations firm Tables & Chairs “stopped by” recently and laid the following information on us about this upcoming concert by Roscoe Mitchell, whom many of you may know from his long association with the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

The editorial staff at JazzProfiles thought that those of you with ready access to the greater-Seattle area might like to make your plans to attend this concert by one of the legendary players in modern Jazz history.

Here's more about Roscoe and the forthcoming concert.

"Seattle, WA—New Music record label Table & Chairs is proud to present a performance dedicated to Roscoe Mitchell's renowned composition, "Nonaah" [noh-NAY-uh], at Benaroya Hall's Nordstrom Recital Hall on June 7th at 8:00 PM. The performance will feature Mitchell giving a rare, extended solo saxophone performance and the world premier of a new arrangement of "Nonaah" for the Table & Chairs group, Lawson. Bad Luck will also present a contemporary piece rooted in the melodic themes of "Nonaah." The rest of the program will comprise of different arrangements of "Nonaah." The event will also include a pre-concert talk with Mitchell, which will consist of an interview about his career and the evolution of the renowned piece, as well as a question-and- answer session with the audience.

Benaroya's Nordstrom Recital Hall; Friday, June 7th; Pre-concert talk at 7:15; Concert begins at 8:00 pm. $30 general; $20 students.

For Table & Chairs, the opportunity to present Mitchell in the first ever concert dedicated only to "Nonaah" represents a meaningful and direct connection to the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), one of the most successful and widely influential artist collectives of all time."