SONGS FOR PETRA presents the music of renown composer John Zorn and the lyrics of Grammy Award Winner Jesse Harris, performed by Petra Haden (vocals, violin), Jesse Harris (guitar, vocals) and The Julian Lage Trio: Julian Lage (guitar), Jorge Roeder (upright bass), and Eric Doob (drums).
Guggenheim Fellow and flutist Jamie Baum performs with her Septet + featuring trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, saxophonist Sam Sadigursky, French hornist Chris Komer, guitarist Brad Shepik, pianist John Escreet, bassist Zack Lober, and drummer Jeff Hirshfield.
Legendary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith presents the Second Annual CREATE Festival in New Haven, CT, a two-day celebration and exploration of his inventive and unclassifiable music that will feature world or US premiere performances of four new suites. Taking place Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Firehouse 12, 45 Crown Street, New Haven, CT, the festival will include performances by five separate ensembles over two evenings and include an exhibit of Smith’s Ankhrasmation Symbolic Language Scores. Performances take place at 7 p.m. each evening; exhibition walk-through on Sunday at 3 p.m. A full schedule of events is below. Tickets are $30 for each of the concerts; $55 for both. There is no charge for the exhibit.
Saxophonist and composer Allen Lowe will perform his suite entitled Black, Brown, and Beige, Yellow, Trans, and Queer: My Country 'Tis of This which is a response to the current political situation in the USA and the question of what it means to be American.