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Avant-Garde Jazz Musician Roscoe Mitchell
June 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$25
This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Avant-Garde Jazz Musician Roscoe Mitchell Coming to Madison
Saturday, June 18, 8 pm, Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago Street
Advance tickets on sale at http://roscoemitchell.bpt.me/
Online sales end at noon on June 18
Limited additional tickets $25 at door
Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) invites you to a rare, not to be missed performance by one of the key figures in avant-garde jazz, Roscoe Mitchell, and his trio featuring Junius Paul (bass) and Vincent Davis (drums). Mitchell has long been a leader and influencer of innovations in jazz, resurrecting overlooked woodwind instruments with the mastery of a virtuoso. He spans extreme registers and blends the paradigms of composed and improvisational jazz. The New York Times aptly called him an iconoclast. Mitchell successfully breaks from tradition and disrupts our assumptions of his art form.
Info on Arts + Literature Laboratory
ALL is a collaborative arts space that has partnered with local artist Thomas Ferrella to invite Mitchell from his home in Oakland, California. This is the start of an endeavor to attract more progressive jazz to our city, to give Madisonian’s the chance to experience and deepen their passion for the music and the culture of innovation that surrounds it.
Bio Info on Roscoe Mitchell
Roscoe Mitchell is an avant-garde jazz and contemporary music icon, currently serving as the Darius Milhaud Chair of Composition at Mills College (CA). He is a founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the Trio Space, and founder of the Creative Arts Collective (MI). He also leads several ensembles. His oeuvre boasts hundreds of albums and compositions and the development of the Percussion Cage, consisting of instruments of worldwide origin and found objects. Mitchell’s honors include a John Cage Award (FOC), multiple grants from National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer and Mutable Music. Last year, Roscoe celebrated the AACM’s 50th Anniversary with lectures, exhibitions, concerts and recordings at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, showcasing Mr. Mitchell and his peers. In 2016, Mitchell is redoubling his compositional efforts, beginning with the world premiere of “Conversations for Orchestra”, performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra with Ilan Volkov conducting.