September 27-29, 2018
Join us in celebrating the opening of the Fine Arts Center’s 18-19 season with a series sampler of jazz events that cross the planet and back again. From Angelica Sanchez’s harmonic acuity to ElSaffar’s Arabic/jazz fusion to Dee Dee Bridgewater’s soul-drenched ode to Memphis, each performance offers a taste of the diverse expressions of jazz.
You can experience one or two events on their own or purchase the flight of all three for $65* (price range A); $20 for Five College Students and youth 17 and under.
On Saturday night at 6:30 p.m., join us for a pre-concert party on the plaza with music, flights of brew and BBQ. Purchase your BBQ buffet and beer flight in advance here .
*With the purchase of the three-performance package, you’ll automatically become a subscriber affording you discounts on future performances and area dining!
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.
By mixing ornaments and microtones from Middle Eastern music with melodies and harmonies from the West, ElSaffar and his ensemble create sinuous rhythms that escalate into a group intensity that is thrilling to hear.
Dee Dee Bridgewater and her 9-piece band’s concert guarantees to recapture the magic and history of Memphis Blues, R&B and Soul classics.