$25 general admission. $10 students and military. VIP tables avaiable.
A program of the French American Cultural Exchange, this concert brings together five geniuses of avantjazz. Americans Kidd Jordan (sax), William Parker (bass), and Hamid Drake (drums) will join French musicians François Tusques (piano) and Lous Sclavis (clarinets). This is the first time ever for the five musicians to play together as a band. Each is famous on their own right for their music and improvisation. Although Americans played together numerous times, the two Frenchmen have never played together. They speak little English and the Americans less French, the common language being music. The association that drawn them to form a band comes back from the 60's. Now we come together to perform collective improvisations and newly written compositions, bringing our individual musical aesthetics together to create new living musical works that bind us as musicians and humans. FAPE comes at a time when it is crucial for people of different cultures to come together with their differences intact so that individuality becomes the binding factor in our concept of unity.The musicians will be joined by poet Michael Vander Does of The Jazz Poetry Ensemble™ who will read a poem written for this event.