This Sunday, June 10, The Jazz Gallery is proud to host a special day-long event celebrating the music of Anthony Braxton. At 1 P.M., Taylor Ho Bynum—a longtime Braxton collaborator and executive director of Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation—will host a workshop outlining some of Braxton’s conceptual music systems. The workshop is open to musicians of all levels, and all are encouraged to bring their instruments.
Following the workshop at 5 P.M., young musicians from the Kaufmann Center’s Face the Music program will return to our stage alongside Braxton collaborators Kyoko Kitamura, Anne Rhodes, and Carl Testa to perform selections from across Braxton’s oeuvre. In addition, the ensemble will perform a new Braxton-inspired work by Face the Music student Grame Buehrer.
Before coming out to the workshop and performance, read this in-depth feature on project from Seth Colter Walls of the New York Times.
The Tri-Centric Foundation presents a workshop on the musical systems of Anthony Braxton at The Jazz Gallery at 1 P.M. on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The workshop is led by Taylor Ho Bynum and open to musicians of all levels. $15 admission (FREE for members).
The Tri-Centric Foundation and the Kaufman Center’s Face the Music ensemble, under the direction of Aakash Mittal, will play the music of Anthony Braxton at 5 P.M. The ensemble will feature special guests Kyoko Kitamura and Anne Rhodes on vocals, and Carl Testa on bass. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $20 reserved cabaret seating ($10 for members). These events are part of Braxton75, a two-year initiative of the Tri-Centric Foundation leading up to the composer’s 75th birthday in 2020. Purchase tickets here.