PNC Arts Alive 2018 Jazz Cultural Voices
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts – TICKETS
Sumi Tonooka (pronounced To-NO-ka) has been called a “fierce and fascinating composer and pianist” (Jazz Times), “provocative and compelling” (New York Times), and “continually inventive, original, surprising, and a total delight,” (Cuadranos de Jazz, Madrid).
Siegel CD Release Tour
Performing Jazz in Kansas City
A Kansas City-based catalyst organization, KC Jazz ALIVE hosts lunches at Grand Street Cafe every other month for the community to come and learn about great things happening in KC jazz.
This month’s lunch will be on Friday, September 14 from 11:30am – 1pm.
“Each lunch we host has a theme, and we are planning on a short panel discussion,” said Macy Lane of KC Jazz ALIVE. “The theme will be “Performing Jazz in Kansas City”. We secure 3-4 talented jazz performers in KC.”
“In reality, the music of Alchemy Sound Project is much better heard than described since a great deal takes place in a subtle, tasteful, and thoughtful manner. The music, which is never obvious, is easy to enjoy and recommended.”
New York, NY (July 31, 2017)—Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble music professionals, today announced the distribution of $951,545 through its four major grant programs: New Jazz Works and Presenter Consortium for Jazz, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Classical Commissioning, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the Residency Partnership Program, funded by Chamber Music America’s Residency Endowment Fund.
This funding will provide key support for the creation, performance, and presentation of small ensemble works, as well as support community engagement and audience-building initiatives. The grantees in each program were selected by independent peer panels. A complete list of the 2017 grantees follows:
NEW JAZZ WORKS
Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable FoundationA total of $447,000 was awarded to fifteen jazz ensembles through the New Jazz Works program, which supports the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and helps assure that these compositions will be heard through live performances and recordings.
Alchemy Sound Project is a collective of composer-performers whose music is a synthesis of jazz and modern chamber music. While the group’s configuration and roots serve as a continuation of the jazz tradition, the members also compose orchestral works, film scores, chamber music and solo pieces for various ensembles and projects across the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Music education, support for the arts and expansion of cultural self-awareness and empowerment are important themes for this group.
Further Explorations / ARC-2666 by Alchemy Sound Project. “Further Explorations is an excellent debut from a talented group of composers and players. The goal of jazz/chamber integration is well balanced, primarily because this group has an evident passion for rendering their individual and collective contributions to that organic endpoint. The invention, tonal shading and occasional raucousness on this album give it a warm glow and a sense of fun.” (Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz) Personnel: Erica Lindsay: saxophone; Sumi Tonooka: piano; Salim Washington: saxophone, oboe, flute, bass clarinet; David Arend: bass; Samantha Boshnack: trumpet; Willem de Koch: trombone; Max Wood: drums. Genre: Jazz: Progressive Jazz. Release Date: 2016