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Fwd: EdgeFest 2013 is NEXT WEEK!

From: Dave L.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:55 PM

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Subject: EdgeFest 2013 is NEXT WEEK!

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Edgefest is NEXT WEEK!
Do not miss this exciting annual event!
Tickets to Edgefest are $10 - $30 for individual ticketed events, with a limited number of student tickets available for most performances. An Edgepass ($135) is available, which allows for general admission to all events, as well as a special dinner with our Edgefest artists. Day passes are also available for Thursday ($25), Friday ($35) and Saturday ($50) that allow for general admission to all events on that day.

Guests who donate to Edgefest will become an EDGEHEAD and receive personalized, reserved seating in rows 1&2 or rows 3-5 at all ticketed Edgefest events. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserving early is highly recommended!
See our website for more information.

Edgefest 2013 is supported in part by an award from the 
National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

Tuesday October 22 I 8 PM

Parker and Thomas Duo @ Encore
Fringe Event: sponsored by Encore Records
Reservations are not required for this free event. 
  • William Parker, bass/compositions
  • Ken Thomas, keyboard
Event Details
This performance takes place at Encore Records, 417 East Liberty Street
Can't wait til Wednesday for the fun to begin? Whet your Edgefest appetite with this informal, impovisational Fringe performance by William Parker and Kenn Thomas at one of our favorite places in town, Encore Records!

Wednesday October 23 I 6:30 PM

Ban-Maneri Duo  and  Weed-Filiano Duo
  • Lucian Ban, piano
  • Mat Maneri, viola
  • Tad Weed, piano
  • Ken Filiano, bass
Ban - Maneri Duo
“Transylvanian Concert” marks an ECM debut for Romanian pianist-composer Lucian Ban and a welcome return for US violist Mat Maneri, in his 9th appearance for the label. The album documents a spontaneously organised performance in Targu Mures, in the region where Lucian Ban grew up. A large, highly-attentive audience follows Ban and Maneri through a programme of their self-penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, plus Mat’s chilling solo performance of the spiritual “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen”, the whole informed by the 
twin traditions of jazz and European chamber music. Rain, drumming upon the stained-glass windows of the Culture Palace, offers occasional melancholy commentary. In all, a unique and compelling set.

Weed - Filiano Duo
Pianist Tad Weed, well known to area audiences for his virtuosic  and bassist Ken Filiano join forces to present a powerhouse set of free-improv that will kick off this year's Edgefest in style!

$15 general admission
$5 student

Wednesday October 23 I 9:30 PM
William Parker's "Raining on the Moon" Quintet:
featuring pianist Eri Yamamoto
  • Eri Yamamoto, piano
  • William Parker, bass/compositions
  • Hamid Drake, drums
  • Rob Brown, alto sax
  • Lewis Barnes, trumpet

Eri Yamamoto
Since moving to the United States in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of jazz's most original and compelling pianists and composers. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has said, “My hat’s off to her… already she’s found her own voice."
$15 general admission
$5 student

Thursday October 24 I 7 PM
Mike Malis with Piotr Michalowski & Ken Filiano
  • Mike Malis, piano
  • Piotr Michalowski, reeds
  • Ken Filiano, bass
Event Details
KCH is proud to showcase pianist Mike Malis at Edgefest 2013 Keys to the Edgedom. Much in demand in the Detroit and Ann Arbor area, he is a composer/pianist who displays versatility as he performs in many jazz settings. Still, he maintains and hones his own voice; one of our emerging stars . Tonight he collaborates with guest NYC bassist Filiano (Edge Quartet, Grassi/Lerner/Filiano) and Piotr Michalowski, well known to the improvising community here and beyond Edgefest. 
$15 general admission
$5 student

Thursday October 24 I 8 PM
Lerner - Filiano - Grassi Trio
  • Marilyn Lerner, piano
  • Ken Filiano, bass
  • Lou Grassi, drums
Marilyn Lerner
Exhilarating jazz pianist/improviser Marilyn Lerner performs to acclaim internationally, from her native Montreal to Havana, from Jerusalem to Amsterdam and the Ukraine. Her groundbreaking recordings have garnered recognition, including "Best Western Jazz Recording 2004" for her "Special Angel" duo with legendary guitarist Sonny Greenwich. Lerner's work spans the worlds of jazz, creative improvisation, klezmer and 20th century classical music.
$15 general admission
$5 student

Thursday October 24 I 9 PM
  • Kris Davis, piano
  • Ralph Alessi, trumpet
  • Ingrid Laubrock, tenor  saxophone/clarinet
  • Tom Rainey, drums

Kris Davis
Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers "uncommon creative adventure," according to JazzTimes. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-residing Davis was dubbed one of the music's top up-and-comers in a 2012 New York Times article titled "New Pilots at the Keyboard."  LARK is one of her signature projects.

$15 general admission
$5 student


Friday October 25 I 7 PM
Ursel Schlicht and Robert Dick
  • Ursel Schlicht, piano
  • Robert Dick, flute/composer
Ursel Schlicht
Ursel Schlicht is an internationally active pianist, compoer, improviser, scholar and educator. Schlicht has written for large and small ensembles, dance theater and inprovisational scores for silent film.

Robert Dick
Robert Dick is a composer in the classical world and a world renowned improviser. Dick's multifaceted musical life includes work on redesigning the flute itself - the "Glissando Headjoint" does for the flute what the "whammy bar" does for the electric guitar. This flute has a myriad of new musical possibilities and many of his recent compositions and improvisations embrace these freedoms.

$15 general admission
$5 student

Friday October 25 I 8 PM
Gary Versace Trio
  • Gary Versace, piano
  • Ron Miles, trumpet
  • Matt Wilson, drums
Gary Versace
Since basing himself in New York City in June of 2002, jazz organist, pianist, and accordionist Gary Versace has quickly become one of the busiest and most versatile musicians on the scene, often featured in bands led by musicians such as John Scofield, Matt Wilson, Lee Konitz, Eliot Zigmund, John Hollenbeck, Andy LaVerne, Adam Nussbaum, Brad Shepik, Ingrid Jensen, Tim Ries and many others. Versace has performed in a two-piano recital with Marian McPartland, and in April of 1999 appeared on her acclaimed National Public Radio program, "Piano Jazz." McPartland has called him "...endlessly inventive...(Versace) really has an extraordinary talent."

Ron Miles
Trumpeter Ron Miles has created a musical output of astonishing versatility and depth. He has nine releases as a leader and has appeared as a sideman on dozens of other projects. As his frequent collaborator guitarist Bill Frisell says, "Ron Miles is an inspiration to me. Nobody sounds like him."

Matt Wilson
New York based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson is one of todays most celebrated jazz artists. He is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer and teaching artist.  
$15 general admission
$5 student

Friday October 25 I 9 PM
Connie Crothers with Northwood Improvisors
  • Connie Crothers, piano
  • Mike Carey, tenor sax/flute/bass clarinet
  • Skeeter Shelton, sax/oboe/bassoon
  • Mike Gilmore, percussion
  • Mike Johnston, wood flute, bass, percussion
  • Nick Ashton, drums, percussion
Connie Crothers
Pianist Connie Crothers is known for her wide range of expression and her uncompromising spontaneous improvisation. Her four-CD box set "Spontaneous Suites for Two Pianos", a duo with pianist David Arner, was chosen by Ken Weiss for his best of 2012 list.  

$15 general admission
$5 student

Saturday October 26 I 12 PM
Edgefest Parade!
This is a free event.
Reservations are not required for this event.
Event Details
Join us at Noon for this celebration parade! Edgefest 2013 musicians and members of the community at large will participate in the now-traditional Edgefest parade. Instruments of all kinds will create a highly creative, fun and quirky musical presence in the Kerrytown area, surprising the unsuspecting shoppers at the Saturday morning farmers market and surrounding areas. The public is invited to tag along with any kind of instrument they have at hand, including bells and whistles! Meet us at Kerrytown Concert House at 11:30 am.
Reservations are not required for this event.

Saturday October 26 I 2 PM
Thollem McDonas with Boxer Deserter Ensemble & Soar Trio
A concert dedicated to Faruq Z. Bey
  • Thollem McDonas, piano
  • Skeeter Shelton, saxophone
  • Joel Peterson, bass
  • Michael Carey, sax/flute/bass clarinet
  • Kurt Prisbe, drums
  • Abby Alwin, cello
  • James Cornish, trumpet
Event Details
This concert is a commemoration to the late Faruq Z. Bey who was a founding member of Box Deserter Ensemble.
The Soar Trio which consists of Joel Peterson on double bass, Skeeter Skelton on saxophone, and Thollem McDonas on piano - is descended from the BoxDeserter Trio. "We decided to change the name because the BoxDeserter name was originally for a larger ensemble," Peterson said. "We wanted the trio to have its own identity." The trio's sound is free jazz, but Peterson said that they also considered it to be "contemporary chamber music."
$15 general admission
$5 student
Saturday October 26 I 4 PM
Myra Melford
  • Myra Melford, piano
Myra Melford
For pianist, composer and Guggenheim fellow Myra Melford, the perdonal and the poetic have always been intimately and deeply connected. Over the course of a career spanning more than two decades, Melford has crafted a singular sound world that harmonizes the intricate and the expressive, the meditative and the assertive, the cerebral and the playful.

$15 general admission
$5 student

Saturday October 26 I 7 PM
The Michael Formanek Quartet
  • Michael Formanek, bass
  • Jacob Sacks, piano
  • Dan Weiss, drums
  • Ellery Eskelin, sax/composer
Michael Formanek
Michael Formanek's singular approach to the acoustic bass has led to an impressive range of musical associations. During his thirty-plus year career he has played and/or recorded with Elvis Costello, Tim Berne, Uri Caine, Stan Getz, Marty Ehrlich, Peter Erskine, Dave Burrell, and many others.
$15 general admission
$5 student

Saturday October 26 I 8:30 PM
Steve Rush Piano Concerto with the UM Jazz Ensemble
at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
  • Steve Rush, composer/piano
  • University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble
Steve Rush
Stephen Rush is a Professor at the University of Michigan, where he works with students from music, dance, art, and engineering as the director of the Digital Music Ensemble.
Rush has had premieres in five continents, and released over 20 CD’s, as well as a book on Jazz theology called Better Get It In Your Soul.
Rush has premiered and recorded his music with major orchestras and performed with Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Grimes, Steve Swell, Eugene Chadbourne, Pauline Oliveros, his band “Yuganaut“, “Blue” Gene Tyranny, and the late Peter Kowald.
$15 general admission
$5 student

Saturday October 26 I 10 PM
James Ilgenfritz' Mind Games 
  • James Ilgenfritz, bass
  • Denman Maroney, piano
  • Angelika Niescier, alto saxophone
  • Andrew Drury, drums
James Ilgenfritz
Brooklyn composer, bassist, and educator James Ilgenfritz has been active in creative music since the late '90s. His work has been praised in Time Out New York, All About Jazz, and Downbeat Magazine. Recent perfomances include work with Lukas Ligeti, Pauline Oliveros, John Zorn, and Anthony Braxton.

$15 general admission
$5 student


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