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Mary Halvorson

guitar



Performer's Website

The success of her acclaimed 2008 debut, Dragon’s Head (Firehouse 12 Records), led critics to call Ms. Halvorson “probably the most original jazz guitarist to emerge this decade” (Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader) and “the freshest, busiest, most critically acclaimed guitar-slinger out of downtown Manhattan/Brooklyn right now” (Howard Mandel, Jazz Beyond Jazz). “A singular talent,” adds AllAboutJazz.com’s Troy Collins, “Brooklyn-based guitarist Mary Halvorson has come into her own as a composer and improviser…light years ahead of her peers, she is the most impressive guitarist of her generation. The future of jazz guitar starts here.”

A veteran of the ensembles of esteemed saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, Ms. Halvorson has been active in New York since 2002, following jazz studies at Wesleyan University and the New School. In addition to her trio, which also recently expanded to a quintet, she co-leads a chamber music duo with violist Jessica Pavone and the avant-rock project, People, with drummer Kevin Shea. She has also performed in ensembles led by Tim Berne, Taylor Ho Bynum, Trevor Dunn, Curtis Hasselbring, Tony Malaby, Myra Melford, Nicole Mitchell, Jason Moran, Tom Rainey, Marc Ribot, Matana Roberts, Elliott Sharp, John Tchicai and Matthew Welch among many others.


Firehouse 12 Performances

Firehouse 12 Records All-Stars Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10:00p
8:30p
Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio Friday, December 2, 2016, 10:00p
8:30p
Tomeka Reid Quartet Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:00p
8:30p
Mary Halvorson Solo Guitar Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00p
8:30p
Thumbscrew Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:00p
8:30p
Ches Smith and These Arches Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:00p
8:30p
Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet Friday, December 7, 2012, 10:00p
8:30p
Mary Halvorson Quintet Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:00p
8:30p
Anthony Braxton Septet: Echo Echo Mirror House Friday, May 20, 2011, 10:00p
8:30p
Tom Rainey Trio Friday, May 6, 2011, 10:00p
8:30p
Ches Smith and These Arches Friday, November 19, 2010, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:00p
8:30p
Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up Friday, April 30, 2010, 10:00p
8:30p
Myra Melford’s Happy Whistlings Friday, April 9, 2010, 10:00p
8:30p
Mary Halvorson Quintet Friday, December 4, 2009, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Trio Friday, April 20, 2007, 10:00p
8:30p


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