On Monday October 29 I'll be leading my ensemble Color Theory through two shows at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on Columbus Circle in New York.
We'll be performing our "Lost Works" suite which was commissioned through Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works program. The grant, funded generously by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, supported the work's premiere at this past year's Winter Jazzfest and a second performance in the spring at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, Connecticut.
The suite is composed as a eulogy for the first three paintings in Vasily Kandinsky's "Composition" series which were labeled "Degenerate Art" in 1937 by the German Nazi party, purged from the Bauhaus art school, and destroyed in World War II. This is our second project inspired by Kandinsky's work following the "B(eauty) Side" suite from our album Contrast (Posi-Tone Records) which focused on five of his paintings in the Guggenheim Museum's collection.
Including myself on trumpet, the band will feature saxophonist Caleb Curtis, trombonist Brent White, drummer Anwar Marshall, pianists Zaccai Curtis & Adam Faulk, and bassist Luques Curtis.
The band will also be performing in Philly on Friday November 2 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The concert will include a talk with Cathy Hebert, Ph.D. about Degenerate Art, Provenance Research, and her role as the museum's Coordinator of Collections Research and Documentation.
As always the after party will be held at Paris Wine Bar at 23rd & Fairmount.
But Wait! There's more!
The next day, Saturday November 3, you are invited to join us for a live taping In Germantown at Rittenhouse Soundworks, a beautiful studio housed in a prewar Chrysler factory on Greene & W Rittenhouse streets.
We'll start filming at 1:00 PM. Bring a friend. We'll bring wine :)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend and I'll follow up after Halloween with a reminder.