Performance | John Lindberg and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith
Part of the Three for a Quarter, One for a Dime, A Series of Modern Jazz Performances
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 8–10 pm
David Kennedy in Conjunction with the Burchfield Penney & Hallwalls Presents
THREE FOR A QUARTER, ONE FOR A DIME
A Series of Modern Jazz Performances
For more than 30 years John Lindberg has traveled the globe performing thousands of featuring his singularly identifiable bass playing. His extended works for chamber ensembles, both large and small, have been widely commissioned, including works for The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, New York Chamber Ensemble, and Neues Kolner Streichquartett. In addition to being an ensemble leader and a co- founder of the String Trio of New York, he has worked with Albert Mangelsdorff, Ed Thigpen, Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra, Karl Berger, John Carter, Kevin Norton and Roswell Rudd. Awards and fellowships in support of his work include those from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts and Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith is a trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser has been active in creative contemporary music for over forty years. His systemic music language Ankhrasmation is significant in his development as an artist and educator.
Born in Leland, Mississippi, Smith's early musical life began in the high school concert and marching bands. At the age of thirteen, he became involved with the Delta Blues and Improvisation music traditions. He received his formal musical education with his stepfather Alex Wallace, the U.S. Military band program (1963), Sherwood School of Music (1967-69), and Wesleyan University (1975-76). Mr. Smith has studied a variety of music cultures: African, Japanese, Indonesian, European and American.
He has taught at the University of New Haven (1975-'76), the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY (1975-'78), and Bard College (1987-'93). He is currently a faculty member at The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts. He is the director of the African-American Improvisational Music program, and is a member of ASCAP, Chamber Music America, and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. From Smith's website.
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