Saturday June 22
The Music Gallery presents
with the Kyle Brenders Quartet
Part of the Jazz Avant Series
The Cry of Jazz in 2013
Doors 7pm | Concert 8pm
Tickets $20 regular | $10 members | $15 advance at Soundscapes | BUY NOW
“Matana is definitely nondescriptive. She’s not a lady, she’s not a man; she’s just a being” —Jazz Times
Our finale for the year features Chicago-via-NYC saxophonist Matana Roberts in an exciting solo performance.
Roberts is a dynamic saxophonist, composer and improviser and sound artist whose music exposes the mystical roots and spiritual traditions of American creative expression. Roberts developed her art in Chicago surrounded by musicians who valued the importance of listening to one’s personal creative voice. With their mentorship, she has crafted a voice that truly speaks to her own artistic individuality while at the same time using the profound and many layered traditions of jazz and improvised musics as guiding forces. Roberts feels strongly that her music should not only reflect the many colors and moods of universal human emotions, but that it should also testify, critique, document, and respond to the many socio-economic, historical, and cultural inequalities that exist not only in the United States, but all over the world. Roberts has lent her voice to recordings with such noteworthy bands as Godspeed You Black Emperor, TV on the Radio, A Silver Mt. Zion, and Savath and Savalas. Coin Coin 1: Gens de Couleur Libre, her first release for Montreal label Constellation, generated rave reviews for its artful examination and a deeply considered channeling of personal ancestry and the ‘universal’ experience of Africans in America. The next chapter of Coin Coin is due to be released this year.
Kyle Brenders is a young Canadian composer and saxophonist. He is comfortable in all forms of musical experiences ranging from solo improvised works to large ensemble compositions. His current compositional output explores the interaction of intentionality and surprise, the liminality of notation and improvisation, and the experience of duration. He has studied composition and improvisation with Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila, Peter Hatch, David Mott, and Malcolm Goldstein. Brenders’ quartet released the excellent disc Offset last year.
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