Jason Robinson Nonet Thursday, February 20, 8:30 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall
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JASON ROBINSON'S JANUS ENSEMBLE

Thursday, February 20, 8:30 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall
$12, Five College/GCC/STCC Students and Youth 17 & under: $7

 

For our 25th season, the Magic Triangle Jazz Series will present three concerts featuring area faculty. We begin with a February 20th performance by saxophonist, composer and Amherst College Assistant Professor of Music Jason Robinson as he reassembles the nine-piece ensemble featured on his celebrated recording, Tiresian Symmetry (Cuneiform, 2012). The concert will feature a series of compositions inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Tiresias, and the 1990s music of Henry Threadgill. The group features Robinson, along with JD Parran, Marty Ehrlich, Bill Lowe, Marcus Rojas, Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress, George Schuller, and Ches Smith. “Expansive arrangements are only one facet of Robinson’s talents,” writes Troy Collins. “A bold and confident interpreter, Robinson repeatedly structures his solo excursions using a variety of approaches, lending each statement its own unique narrative identity. Thrilling in its intensity, Robinson’s climactic performance is a remarkable demonstration of creativity, stamina and virtuosity, confirming Tiresian Symmetry as his most complete statement to date.”

 

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