08/06/14

Bassist JB Dyas, Bassoon virtuoso Kim Walker to Play Free NYC Show

Will appear at Washington Square Music Festival Friday

Jazz educator and electric bassist Dr. JB Dyas will perform with bassoon virtuoso Kim Walker at this year’s Washington Square Music Festival in New York City’s Washington Square Park this Friday, Aug. 8. Sponsored in part by the International Double Reed Society and New York University, Dyas and Walker will perform Trilogy, a concerto for bassoon, string orchestra, electric bass and percussion composed by Dyas’s mentor, David Baker. The duo premiered the work 15 years ago at Indiana University where Dyas was a doctoral student under Baker’s tutelage and Walker served as chairperson of the woodwind department. Dyas also has performed and recorded with Baker’s big band and sextet, and was a contributing author to his biography, David Baker—A Legacy in Music (IU Press, 2011).

Trilogy will be among several pieces performed at the Festival, featuring New York’s Village Orchestra conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos, beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Aug. 8 on the Main Stage in the center of Washington Square Park just south of Fifth Avenue. Admission is free. For further information, call 212-252-3621 or visit Washington Square Music Festival.

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