The impact of cellist Okkyung Lee’s playing is intensely physical. Through her use of amplification and non-standard techniques—yielding scratches, snarls, and otherworldly hums alike—Lee brings listeners seemingly into the body of her instrument. Lee is equally at home in jazz clubs, concert halls, and art galleries, as well as playing solo or as a member of a large improvising ensemble.
This Friday, October 28th, Lee brings her singular music to The Jazz Gallery for two sets. For this performance, Lee has written new music for a chamber-like group of diverse improvisers—Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist, pianist Jacob Sacks, and bassist Eivind Opsvik. This is a brand new group, so don’t miss the opportunity to see their sound bloom in real time. In the meantime, check out Lee’s breathtaking recent solo album, Ghil, below:
Cellist Okkyung Lee plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, October 28th, 2016. Ms. Lee will be joined by Maeve Gilchrist on Celtic harp, Jacob Sacks on piano, and Eivind Opsvik on bass. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.