Wednesday, April 24, 8 pm
UMass Old Chapel
Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark and New York trumpeter Nate Wooley have released two, highly acclaimed recordings since forming their duo in 2013. A Boston native, Vandermark was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1999 at age 34, and has circled the globe many times performing with Peter Brötzmann, Jason Moran and Fred Anderson, among others. Nate Wooley performs with John Zorn, Evan Parker and Anthony Braxton. His third Quintet release, (Dance To) The Early Music, is a fresh approach to the music of Wynton Marsalis.
General Admission: $15; $7 students
Thursday, September 27, 8pm UMass Old Chapel
Sanchez’s music always offers the sound of surprise, whether she’s playing “free jazz with structure” or performing with her nine-member ensemble (nonet) of inventive instrumentalists.
February, Date TBA, 8 pm UMass Old Chapel
Recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style, Wilson’s la
test project uses the words of fellow Illinoisan, Carl Sandberg, to create a masterful evening of poetry and music.
Thursday, March 28, 8 pm Bowker Auditorium
Having devoted much of her professional life to the rich music of Cuba, Bunnett’s latest project, Maqueque
(“the spirit of a young girl”), pairs the gifted soprano saxophonist and flutist with some of Cuba’s most accomplished young female musicians.