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Women’s History Month: Webber/Morris Big Band

Saturday March 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

Composers Anna Webber and Angela Morris present original works for 18 musicians in celebration of Women’s Heritage Month as part of the BKCM Cultural Concert Series.

Conductor: Angela Morris

Woodwinds: Jay Rattman, Charlotte Greve, Anna Webber, Adam Schneit, Josh Sinton

Trombones: Tim Vaughn, Curtis Hasselbring, Jackson Hardaker, Nick Grinder

Trumpets: John Lake, Kenny Warren, Danny Gouker, Jake Henry

Guitar: Dustin Carlson

Vibraphone: Patricia Franceschy

Piano: Edward Johnson

Bass: Adam Hopkins

Drums: Jeff Davis

Composer, saxophonist, and flutist Anna Webber is an integral part of a new wave of the Brooklyn avant-garde jazz scene. Webber’s most recent album, SIMPLE (Skirl Records, 2014), which features Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck, has garnered much critical acclaim including several Best-of-2014 lists. In addition to the SIMPLE trio, Webber’s other projects include her septet Percussive Mechanics and the collaborative band Jagged Spheres with Devin Gray and Elias Stemeseder. In 2014 she won the BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize as a member of the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop, and she is the winner of the 2010 Prix François-Marcaurelle at the OFF Festival of Jazz in Montreal. Webber is originally from British Columbia.

Angela Morris is saxophonist-composer based in Brooklyn, NY who has performed across the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe. Her band Rallidae will release their first full-length album – turned, and was – in 2016, following on the heels of their EP Paper Birds, which AllAboutJazz called “an exceptional debut by and exciting and innovative new band.”

A multi-instrumentalist, Morris has contributed saxophone, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and vocals to jazz, avant-, rock, and new music performances and recordings. Originally from Toronto, Canada Morris received her Masters degree from the City University of New York where she studied with Darcy James Argue. She is a Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient and member of the BMI Composers’ Workshop.

Tickets are non-refundable.

nyculture_logo_cmyk (7-12-12)This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

Details

Date:
Saturday March 19, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00 - $15.00
Event Category:

Venue

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

Organizer

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music