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Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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Soprano saxophonist, flautist, and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman performs with the lineup of his new release Samsara: longtime collaborator, bassist Tony Marino and three emerging trailblazers: pianist Bobby Avey, reedman Matt Vashlishan, and drummer Alex Ritz.

While others of his ‘60s generation have fallen off their ambition, Liebman has remained dogged about composition and trying different styles … he’s a fighter.

Ben Ratliff - The New York Times

David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching over forty years, performing on over 500 recordings (with nearly 200 as a leader/co-leader) featuring several hundred original compositions. He has recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz, and has played with many of the masters, including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others. DownBeat Magazine places Liebman “among the most important saxophonists in contemporary music … a leader and artist of integrity and independent direction." He is an author of books and instructional DVDs, which are acknowledged as classics in the jazz field. Liebman is a DownBeat/Jazz Times Critics Poll winner (soprano sax), and has further earned a NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, multiple Grammy nominations, an Honorary Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) and title of “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” from France. He founded the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in 1989 and currently serves as Artistic Director.
www.daveliebman.com

Co-presented by
Earshot Jazz

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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