Saturday, Aug.26: Kenneth Green’s Relativity
Afro-futurist jazz from pianist’keyboardist Kenneth Green’s newly revived ensemble, featuring the talents of Tony Holland (saxophones, bass clarinet, f;ute etc.) Ed Colburn (double-bass), Che Rain Green (percussion) and Ras Kente Knight (guitar).
Relativity has all the hallmarks of a Kenny Green project: space funk, spiritual jazz and some electric drive putting fire beneath the soloists. Also the co-leader of The Vizitors, Green has worked with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson, Leroy Jenkins, Faruq Z. Bey, Donald Washington and many others. Tony Holland is best known as a member of the legendary Griot Galaxy, and has worked with Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Kenny Cox and James Brown. Ed Colburn has also had a distinguished career with Ed Wilkson, James Tatum andFred Hammond.
Doors at 8 pm; $10 suggested minimum
9/4: Nakatani Gong Orchestra
9/7: Friends & Neighbors (André Roligheten – reeds, Thomas Johansson – trumpet, Jon Rune Strøm – double bass, Tollef Østvang – drums)
9/9: Keir Nueringer
9/16: Swell, Gjerstadt, Strom, Nilssen-Love
9/19: Hans-Joachim ROEDELIUS! with Hydro Park and Dave Shettler
9/22: New Music Detroit’s Strange and Beautiful Music opening night
with music by Khemia Ensemble, Juxtatonal: Jocelyn Zelasko and Bryan Hayslett, YAK, Joel Peterson (with Lisa Raschiatore clarinet, James Greer viola, Abby Alwin cello), New Music Detroit (featuring cellist Una O’Riordan) and Rebecca Goldberg