A World of Jazz Right Here in Boise
The BJS has sold all of its season memberships but we may have a few general admission tickets available due to "turnbacks" by our members. To place your name on a "wait list," please contact Mike Samball
NOVEMBER 17TH WITH THE CHRISTIAN HOWES QUINTET
ESTHER SIMPLOT ACADEMY LOBBY
4 - 5 PM FREE, BOISE COMMUNITY JAZZ SYMPOSIUM
7 - 9 PM CONCERT (DOORS OPEN @ 6:15 PM)
OPEN TABLE AND CONCERT SEATING
NO-HOST BEVERAGE BAR AVAILABLE -- SNACKS PROVIDED -- FREE PARKING
The Christian Howes Quintet also appears in free, Jazz Education Residency Events on Monday afternoon, November 18th @ Boise State University in the Morrison Center Recital Hall from 2:30 - 6:00 pm.
2013-14 SEASON ARTISTS
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:Mike Samball, DirectorBoise Jazz SocietyDepartment of MusicBoise State UniversityBoise, Idaho 83725
Phone: (208) 426-3498
THE CHRISTIAN HOWES QUINTET IN BOISE
http://christianhowes.com/Personnel: Christian Howes, violin, Victor Prieto on accordion, pianist Josh Nelson, bassist George Delancy, and Cedric Easton on drums
"Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz-tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority". Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader
"The whole album [Southern Exposure] swims in a favorable climate of lyricism with flights of accordion crisscrossing those of the violin in rivalry with each other, in perfectly mastered dizzying arabesques, which are evidently the summit of the art." Jacques Aboucaya, January 2013, JazzMan Magazine (translated from French)
Jazz violinist Christian Howes has shared the stage with some of the world's greatest musicians including Christian McBride, Lewis Nash, Dafnis Prieto, Paquito D'Rivera, four years with Bill Evans's "Soulgrass" band and over a decade with Les Paul. Said the legendary guitarist, "It used to be you could hardly find a good jazz violinist. Nowadays there are four or five really good players, but there is nobody better than this guy."
Dubbed a "masterful journey" by Downbeat Magazine, Christian's latest CD, Southern Exposure, embarks upon a new quest into the French Mediterranean/Spanish and Latin American musical worlds; For six nights in April 2013, New Yorkers had first dibs on experiencing the triumph of Southern Exposure during the CD release hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Bluegrass, jazz, classical, latin, rock and fusion describe a few of the genres that Christian offers with his solo, trio, and quartet touring projects. Following his prodigious classical training, a "cultural intervention" occurred when Christian began performing at gospel church services at age 20. Inspired by a new challenge, he set out to make a mark as an improvisor and composer on an instrument generally reserved for interpretation. Since that shift 21 years ago, he has gained notoriety from critics and players alike as one of the world's most respected jazz violinists.
PLEASE NOTE:GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (if available) ARE NOT RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL OUR BOISE JAZZ SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS COMPLETED IN MID-SEPTEMBER 2013
The Amina Figarova Sextet
Composer and pianist Amina Figarova's 12th album, titled Twelve - her debut release on the renowned independent German label In + Out - celebrates jazz as an international music and New York City as a locale where jazz gypsies may feel most at home. Twelve is suffused with the heightened expectations, sense of adventure and fresh perceptions, as well as the confidence, creative energies and nuanced fulfillment that artists gain from being in the right place at the right time.
The Henrik Meurkens Quartet
http://hendrikmeurkens.com/"...over the span of over two decades, Hendrik Meurkens (who also doubles on vibraphone) has become the de facto chromatic harmonica heir to Thielemans..." Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition
"Harmonica maestro Hendrik Meurkens and bassist Gabriel Espinosa share top billing, but the music seems to mark this as a Meurkens date. While each man contributes four songs to the program, Meurkens' harmonica is the guiding voice...Celebrando is worth savoring for the music." All About Jazz
Hendrik's next CD 'Harmonicus Rex' featuring Jimmy Cobb will be released in the fall. After several Brazilian Jazz albums here comes an all straight ahead session featuring Joe Magnarelli - trumpet, Anders Bostrom - alto flute, Dado Moroni - piano, Marco Panascia - bass, and Jimmy Cobb. I did several tours with Jimmy and he never fails to amaze. One has to experience his ride cymbal, there is no equal. Amen!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:Mike SamballBoise Jazz SocietyDepartment of MusicBoise State UniversityBoise, Idaho 83725
Phone: (208) 426-3498
The Boise Jazz Society's logo signifies jazz as an art form. To learn more about the definitive story of Leo's life and his art, please visit:http://www.leomeiersdorff.com/
Mike Samballmsamball@boisestate.eduBoise State BJS web page: boisestate.edu/music/BJS/Phone: 208 426-3498
Mission Statement:The Boise Jazz Society is a Boise, Idaho—Boise State University community-engagement partnership celebrating its sixth season, in support of jazz performance, jazz education, and the promotion of jazz as a living, American art form.
The Boise Jazz Society Goals:• raising awareness of jazz as an American art form• promoting live jazz performance in Boise• presenting a world-class jazz concerts in an authentic, jazz-club environment• enhancing educational opportunities through a series of jazz lectures, workshops, and residencies• disseminating information on activities and developments in the world of jazz today
Tax-Deductible Private and Corporate Contributions to Supportthe Boise Jazz Society's Mission and Goals are greatly appreciated.
The Boise Jazz Society Advisory BoardJohn BarnetKelly CrossSean CrossMark FisherJim GuytonKerry LindorferSandon MayhewAlex NoppeWally SmithChuck SmithLarry TierneyAnni Ferguson-Wall
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