Music Program

Monday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m.

$18 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 members

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David Murray / Kahil El'Zabar Duo

David Murray - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Kahil El'Zabar - drums, percussion, voice

These two modern music masters have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades. David Murray and Kahil El'Zabar are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess and carry the history and the future of Great Black Music. This magnificent duo performs freedom music in its noblest sense, meant to heal and release one from the propaganda of fear currently poisoning our culture. Join us for an evening of music, community and celebration!

David Murray is one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz, with well over 200 celebrated projects. Murray was one of the founding members of the World Saxophone Quartet and has worked with greats like, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, McCoy Tyner, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, Amiri Baraka, Randy Weston and Fred Hopkins. He is currently working with Macy Gray as part of his David Murray Big Band. In 2012, David Murray received an Honorary Doctorate Of Music Degree from Pomona College, Claremont, California. He has won numerous awards over his vast career garnering a Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance, for his Tribute to John Coltrane and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Kahil El'Zabar is revered globally as a cultural visionary and an innovative music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 acclaimed projects as the leader, composer and arranger. El'Zabar holds a PhD in Inter/Disciplinary Arts from Lake Forest College and has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannonball 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, making him a Chevalier Medal De Lettres.

“Improvisation is taking care of other people’s ears and their feelings. The audience, those in front of us as we perform, want to be satisfied sonically and have a need to be soothed. Our music will do that; it’s a channel into the brain and the heart”. - David Murray

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from May. 10, 2019
through Jun. 28, 2019

Ashley Smith
Three Fold Form

Inspired by Jungian psychology and mythology, Ashley Smith's process is an alchemical cauldron where personal narratives about womanhood, motherhood, research about art, stories, and myths of the wild woman archetype who represents the instinctive nature of woman are boiled together and transmuted to create abstract sculptural forms and installations that sprout from the wall and grow from the ground.

Stephanie Rohlfs
Put One Over

Rohlfs' work springboards from a clean surface appearance and concise formal gestures into a hybridized set of works that make the artist seem part minimalist, part colorist, part humorist. Rohlfs' sculptural gestures are so adroitly specific and contained that each element—a field of color, a drooping form, a slab of shelving—takes on more imminent and emphatic articulation ...