Upcoming Buffalo Shows: Wadada / Cage / Ballister / Shipp

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From Buffalo, New York’s Hallwalls:

Friday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet & Double Quartet
Asbury Hall, Babeville
$15 general admission, $12 students/seniors, $10 members

Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet, compostion)
Angelica Sanchez (piano)
John Lindberg (contrabass)
Pheeroan Aklaff (drums)
Jonathan Golove (cello)
Steve Baczkowski (saxophone)
Omar Tamez (guitar)
John Bacon (percussion)

Hallwalls is pleased to present a rare and extraordinary artist residency project with internationally-renowned American master of sound and form, trumpet player/composer/improviser Wadada Leo Smith and his Golden Quartet. The Golden Quartet features three master musicians in their own right; bassist John Lindberg, drummer Pheeroan akLaff and pianist Angelica Sanchez. They will be joined by a long-active Buffalo-based ensemble featuring percussionist John Bacon, cellist Jonathan Golove, saxophonist Steve Baczkowski and Mexican guitarist Omar Tamez. The two quartets will collaborate on a performance of music selections from Mr. Smith’s master work Ten Freedom Summers, a tribute to the American Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Smith will also conduct a workshop with students from Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts.

Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.
UB Percussion Ensemble performs John Cage
$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members
Tom Kolor directs the UB Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m.
$12 general, $10 students/seniors, $8 members
Dave Rempis (alto/baritone saxophone)
Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello)
Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)

Ballister is happy to announce the release of their second cd “Mechanisms” on Clean Feed Records, set to coincide with a seven-concert North American Tour in April. Featuring Chicagoans Dave Rempis (saxophones), and Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), alongside famed Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, the tour promises to be one of the highlights of the spring season for fans of jazz and improvised music.

Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Matthew Shipp Trio
$12 general, $10 students/seniors, $8 members
Matthew Shipp (piano)
Michael Bisio (contrabass)
Whit Dickey (drums)

Hallwalls is pleased to announce the Buffalo debut of the Matthew Shipp Trio. Following 2011’s spectacular The Art Of The Improviser LP, Shipp’s Trio celebrates the upcoming release of Elastic Aspects on Thirsty Ear Recordings.