The Jazz Spectrum series at Symphony Space November 9, 16 and 30 celebrates America’s most distinctive art form, exploring a wide spectrum of this ever evolving music. Conceived in partnership with and headlined by jazz trumpeter, composer and conductor Jon Faddis, director of Jazz Performance at the Purchase College School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music, the concerts explore jazz in all its forms, featuring Faddis and artists he admires. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia theatre.
Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street) in New York City. Tickets for each concert are $25 in advance and $30 day of show. Members pay $20. To order tickets visit www.symphonyspace.org or call 212-865-5400.
Mixed Doubles: Avey/Wilson & Clement/Bloom
Pianist Bobby Avey, a Faddis protégé and a recent graduate of the Jazz Studies program at Purchase College, pairs with saxophonist Steve Wilson from Chick Corea’s band Origins who is also on the Purchase Jazz Studies faculty. Their set will include the original works Time Unfolding, Thinking on Influence, Delusion and Half is Less Than Half. The second part of the concert features musically vivacious pianist-composer Dawn Clement who collaborates with the innovative saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. They will perform an original work by Bloom as well as new songs from Clement’s upcoming CD.
Legacy: Three Generations of Jazz Trumpet
In honor of his 85th birthday, 2008 NEA Jazz Master Joe Wilder headlines this program spanning three generations of trumpet greats, including Jon Faddis, 55, and Max Darché, 25, the first James Moody Scholar at Purchase College. Joining them will be Purchase Jazz Studies Professor David Hazeltine, piano; Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass; and Dion Parson, drums.
New Latin Jazz: From Brazil to the Bronx
Pianist, flutist and composer Jovino Santos Neto, who obliterates the barriers between classical, jazz and Brazilian music, pairs up with South Bronx native Ray Vega, the multi-talented trumpeter, percussionist, composer and arranger, who also leads the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra and is on the Jazz Studies faculty at Purchase College.