CMA New Jazz Works 2013 Commission World Premiere Performance

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ticket Information

sets are 8:30pm and 10:00pm
$10 cover; $10 minimum

Time
9:00 PM
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Jazz
Event Contact
Cornelia Street Cafe
Contact Email
Description

Ben Kono: woodwinds, composition
Pete McCann: guitar
Henry Hey: piano
Kermit Driscoll: bass
Satoshi Takeishi: drums and percussion

The Ben Kono Group returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe and presents a new body of work commissioned by Chamber Music America New Jazz Works/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in a world premiere performance. Project "Don't Blink" is an extended suite written for multiple woodwinds and jazz quintet tracing the composer's personal reflections on humanity's sometimes comical, often destructive, relationship with the environment. The Group's CD "Crossing" garnered some well-earned praise, placing it in the top ten of the Jazz Journalists Association's debut albums of 2011, and the new work capitalizes on the extraordinary breadth of color and imaginative improvising these world class musicians are capable of sharing.

sets are 8:30pm and 10:00pm
$10 cover; $10 minimum


Ensemble Name
Ben Kono Group
Musicians
Ben Kono, Pete McCann, Henry Hey, Kermit Driscoll, Satoshi Takeishi
Composers
Ben Kono

Venue
Cornelia Street Cafe
Location
29 Cornelia St.
New York, NY
Phone
(212)989-9319