For the past 20 years, it has been our great honor and pleasure to present many jazz masters, innovators who have had/are having a profound impact on the music. Some of them: Ed Blackwell, Alvin Batiste, Lester Bowie, Andrew Hill and Clifford Jordan, have left the planet. Mostly they (Dave Douglas, Roswell Rudd, Han Bennink, ‘Blood’ Ulmer, Cecil Taylor, Milford Graves….) are still very much with us, criss-crossing the world delivering music with a message.
That message is one of love, hope and beauty, and also one of challenge and surprise. The Solos & Duos Series (fall) and the Magic Triangle Jazz Series (spring semester) presents musicians with something to say: a sound, an approach, a vision, a startling sense of what is possible. Our 21st season continues this tradition, this “changing same”.