The 5th Season of BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN Continues With DANIEL KELLY'S RAKONTO
(Published: February 08, 2012)
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:
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.
Award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly is an innovative musical voice in the New York City jazz and improvised music scene. He has collaborated in performance and on disc with a wide range of artists, including Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, David Liebman, Don Byron, Lauryn Hill, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Joseph Jarman, Harvie S, Bobby Sanabria, David Binney, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Joel Harrison and many others. In addition to the several recordings he has made as a sideman, he has recorded four highly acclaimed CDs as a leader each showcasing a different project: his groundbreaking Duets with Ghosts which blends pre-recorded voices with electric jazz quartet; his Emerge Trio which infuses the traditional acoustic piano trio with rock energy; a completely improvised solo piano recital, Portal; and his debut CD World which features DJ, RJD2. Daniel has performed several totally improvised solo piano concerts in front of audiences of up to 1000 people. His group received the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award. He is the co-founder and assistant director of Connection Works, an artist-run non-profit organization based in Brooklyn. He performs regularly with his Emerge Trio (with Chris Tarry & Jordan Perlson) and WORKS (with Michel Gentile & Rob Garcia). Daniel was recently awarded a grant by NYSCA to compose a new concert-length work titled Rakonto: A Sounding of Community Voices that incorporates the voices and stories of people living in Flushing, Queens. It was premiered at Flushing Town Hall.
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
More Information: http://www.connectionworks.org
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