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The 5th Season of BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN Continues With DANIEL KELLY'S RAKONTO
(Published: January 20, 2012)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONNECTION WORKS
PRESENTS The 5th SEASON OF
BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN
@ The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is located at 58 Seventh Ave (at Lincoln Place), Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, Tel 718 622 3300, reduced admission! Tkts are now $10

NEXT Concert of the 2011-2012 season

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Daniel Kelly's Rakonto
Yoon Sun Choi - voice
Anders Nilsson - guitar
Daniel Kelly - piano
David Ambrosio - bass
Satoshi Takeishi - percussion
Min Xiao-Fen - pipa

Get a preview of Rakonto by clicking on these links:
Rakonta EPK
Rakonto - "Shared Dynasty" featuring Min Xiao-Fen on pipa


Opening the evening will be Connection Works' resident group: WORKS
featuring Michel Gentile - flute, Daniel Kelly - piano & Rob Garcia - drums

The evening will also include "Musical Dialogues", a conversation with Mr. Kelly

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC) as well as funding from The Cary New Music Performance Fund administered by Meet the Composer.

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Notes on the artists:
February 11th - Daniel Kelly's Rakonto: With his ensemble Rakonto (the word for "story" in Esperanto), award-winning jazz composer/pianist Daniel Kelly imaginatively mixes recorded interviews with community members with his vibrant compositions. Personal histories of daily life, culture, and immigration are seamlessly entwined into the music, creating a compelling new way to hear the thoughts, dreams and reflections of the community.

Rakonto will perform the hour-long suite - "Rakonto: A Sounding of Community Voices" which was commissioned by Flushing Town Hall and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Over the course of several months, Daniel interviewed dozens of people in the tremendously ethnically diverse community of Flushing, Queens, including students, senior citizens, business owners, children in afterschool programs, musicians performing Chinese, Korean and Indian music, people at churches and social service organizations. The recorded voices of these people are interwoven with the musicians in this imaginative musical ode to the community, creating an opportunity for the stories of many different people to be heard in a new way.


February 11th - WORKS - the resident ensemble of Connection Works. The group consists of flutist Michel Gentile, pianist Daniel Kelly and drummer Rob Garcia, all of whom compose for the group. They perform as a trio as well as with special guests.

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UPCOMING BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN CONCERTS:
Sunday, March 11 - Noah Preminger Quartet feat Billy Hart, Frank Kimbrough & Cecil McBee!
Saturday, April 21 - Chamber Orchestra with WORKS
Saturday, May 19 - Dave Liebman and Scott Colley with WORKS





"the downtown scene has established an outpost in Brooklyn . . . where local practitioners are presenting a music so diverse and eclectic it doesn't even fit under the general umbrella of avant-garde." - The Wall Street Journal

"the concerts always feature top-flight artists . . . exciting, community-based stuff"
- Jazziz Magazine

"Celebrate music by being a part of the concert series that 'Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open' provides for the community at large!!! We need each other to carry on... Sounds & Feelings" - jazz legend Joe Lovano

"Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open is not just another concert series. One of the elements that makes it special-for both the audience and the musicians-is that artists are invited to discuss their process and answer questions as they arise. This creates a natural, relaxed atmosphere in which the barriers between audience and performers are removed and true understanding and appreciation can take place."
- Eileen Willis, Metropolitan Museum of Art





PRESS ENQUIRIES:
Please Contact Jason Paul Harman Byrne - Red Cat Publicity
Tel 347 578 7601, Email Redcatjazz@mac.com
Red Cat Publicity on the web


Connection Works Executive Director - Robert Garcia
Tel 718 369 6931, Email robjgarcia@hotmail.com, www.connectionworks.org


Websites for more information:
www.connectionworks.org
www.bqcm.org
www.redcatpublicity.com

More Information: http://www.connectionworks.org

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Red Cat Publicity
redcatjazz@mac.com


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