Michael Moore to Play New Orleans


Moore’s distinctive voice on clarinet and alto saxophone has landed him in the front ranks of contemporary improvisers, performing with such artists as Bill Frisell, Dave Douglas, Han Bennink, and Misha Mengleberg’s Instant Composers Pool Orchestra. The 54-year-old California native was voted the world’s No. 1 clarinetist in Downbeat magazine’s annual critics poll in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Although Moore’s work has been documented on more than 80 CDs, Thursday’s performance at the Hi-Ho Lounge will be the first chance to hear him live in New Orleans. He will lead a quintet assembled from some of the city’s most progressive improvisers: cellist Helen Gillet, guitarist Jonathan Freilich, drummer Doug Garrison and bassist Jesse Boyd.

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