FRIDAY · APRIL 07, 2017 · 7:30PM - 9:30PM
DAVID MURRAY & KAHIL EL’ZABAR
Grammy Award winning saxophonist, David Murray and iconic multi-percussionist, Kahil El'Zabar come together in a very dynamic duo. They are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess ingenious interpretations within the history and future of Great Black Music! You'll be taken on a journey of profound sound that will uplift and transport your spirits away from the mediocre,into the bliss of soulfully inspired creative music! It is a rare treat to experience these two legendary artist together!
David Murray is already a jazz legend for many enthusiasts. Just look at the number of albums he has recorded, of concerts he has performed and at the number of awards with which his career has already been crowned: (Grammy Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Bird Award, Danish JazzPar Prize).
However, just over a quarter of a century into his career, his music still expresses the verve and inspiration of youth, throughout a career which is prolific as much in terms of output as in terms of musical orientation (from the World Saxophone Quartet, of which he is one of the founders, to his octet, not forgetting his big band and the encounter with the Gwo Ka from Guadeloupe, amongst many other groups and creations), all of it with the greatest musicians.
David Murray goes down as a worthy successor for some of the biggest names in jazz. Here he teams up with Kahil El’Zabar for their We Is project.
Sir Kahil El’Zabar is revered globally as a cultural visionary and an innovative music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 acclaimed projects as leader, composer and arranger. El’Zabar, who holds a PHD in Inter/Disciplinary Arts from Lake Forest College, has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie,Pharoah Sanders,Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannon Ball Adderly, Archie Shepp, Paul Simon, Lester Bowie, Nona Hendryx, Kurt Elling, Billy Bang, Eddie Harris, Neneh Cherry, Henry Threadgill, Roy Ayers, and David Murray. In May 2014, Sir Kahil El’Zabar was Knighted by the Council General of France, receiving the Chevalier Medal of Arts and Letters.
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General $20; Early Bird: $15*, Senior $17, Student $12.
*Early Bird pricing ends March 30th at 11pm. Seating is limited, please get your tickets early!
ARTISZEN CULTURAL CENTER
337 Georgia Street | Vallejo, CA
Plenty of free parking on the street or in the lot between Georgia & Virginia Sts.
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