Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:30 pm
Northampton Arts Trust
This unique trio brings together three of the most respected musicians performing today. Since his arrival in New York from Santiago, Cuba, pianist David Virelles has garnered Best of Year recognition, Downbeat awards, multiple grants and commissions. William Parker is the “Philosopher-King” bassist of New York’s improvised music scene, a gentle but towering godfather renowned for his work with everyone from Fred Anderson to John Zorn. Detroit native Gerald Cleaver is one of the busiest, most in demand drummers in jazz. His work with Craig Taborn, Darius Jones, Roscoe Mitchell, Nels Cline and scores of others, as well as his work as the leader of Farmers By Nature and Black Host, has solidified his place among today’s elite percussionists.
General Admission $15; Students $7
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Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m., Bowker Auditorium
Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting-edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is one of Chicago’s savviest cultural players and a multi-talented force whose inventive process and intuitive, cinematic style defy categorization. French-born but raised in the Pioneer Valley by expatriate musician parents, McCraven returns to his alma mater for a concert blurring the boundaries of jazz and electronic music.
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