Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus in Baltimore, January 22


Source: Creative Alliance

ENSEMBLE KOLOSSUS:

Loren Stillman, Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed, Brian Settles, Tim Berne – Reeds
Dave Ballou, Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley, Kirk Knuffke – Trumpets
Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein, Jeff Nelson – Trombones
Patricia Brennan – Marimba
Mary Halvorson – Guitar
Kris Davis – Piano
Michael Formanek – Bass
Tomas Fujiwara – Drums
Mark Helias – Conductor

Baltimore bassist extraordinaire convenes a truly massive, powerhouse big band to celebrate his new release on ECM records. Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus will perform 2 exclusive area concerts to mark the release of “The Distance”, the group’s first release on ECM Records. The Kolossus is a vehicle for bassist Formanek’s singular compositions and arrangements and features a stunning lineup of world class jazz artists. This will be one of the highlights of the jazz music calendar and a celebratory victory for the Baltimore jazz scene. Don’t miss out on this!

Two shows! | 7pm & 9:30pm | ADV $20, $17 mbrs. | +$3 at the door