We are very excited to give the world premiere of a new work by one of the leading composers in jazz today. John Hollenbeck has
We are very excited to give the world premiere of a new work by one of the leading composers in jazz today. John Hollenbeck has released twenty-one albums, and leads several ensembles such as the Claudia Quintet, George, and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble.
Hollenbeck’s awards and honors include six GRAMMY nominations; the 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, the 2010 ASCAP Jazz Vanguard Award and a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship; winning the Jazz Composers Alliance Composition Contest in 1995 and 2002; Meet the Composer’s Grants in 1995 and 2001; and a Rising Star Arranger win in the 2012 and 2013 DownBeat Critics’ Polls as well as in 2011 for the JHLE as Rising Star Big Band. He is a Professor of Jazz Performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where he teaches Improvisation and Composition.
Opening the night will be Raagaverse, a dynamic Indo-Jazz fusion quartet led by vocalist Shruti Ramani, featuring bassist Jodi Proznick, pianist Noah Franche-Nolan, and drummer Nicholas Bracewell. Their sound pays homage to classical Hindustani music and Jazz, resulting in a cohesive and explosive performance that is sure to captivate audiences.
(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm