Lester Bowie Tribute Concert

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LESTER BOWIE, HAS BEEN CALLED THE MOST SINGULARLY ORIGINAL STYLIST ON THE TRUMPET TO EMERGE SINCE LOUIS ARMSTRONG.

BESIDES HIS WORK WITH THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO AND BRASS FANTASY, LESTER RECORDED WITH JACK DEJOHNETTE, KIP HANRAHAN, ARCHIE SHEPP, ANTHONY BRAXTON, CECIL TAYLOR, ARTHUR BLYTHE, JULIUS HEMPHILL, AND DAVID MURRAY TO NAME A FEW. HE SERVED AS FELLOW AT YALE UNIVERSITY, AND A VISITING PROFESSOR AT HARVARD AND DARTMOUTH UNIVERSITIES, AS WELL AS A CLINICIAN AND LECTURER. HE RECORDED OVER 40 ALBUMS AS A LEADER AND WAS INDUCTED INTO THE DOWN BEAT JAZZ HALL OF FAME IN 2000.

CELEBRATING LESTER'S MUSICAL LEGACY WILL BE SAXOPHONE POWERHOUSE JAMES CARTER, ONE OF THE MOST ADVENTUROUS, VISIONARY REED PLAYERS OF THE PAST TWO DECADES. ROSCOE MITCHELL AND FAMOUDOU DON MOYE OF THE INCOMPARABLE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO. VERSITILE RISING STAR AND AIRE APPARENT TRUMPETER COREY WILKES WILL ALSO BE FEATURED.


Herbst Theatre - San Francisco
Friday, October 9, 2009 at 7:30pm
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