Jamie Baum Septet
Dec 12, 2011 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Roulette presents the award-winning Jamie Baum Septet featuring Jamie Baum- flutes, Amir Elsaffar , trumpet , Douglas Yates, alto sax/bass clarinet, Brad Shepik, guitar, John Escreet, piano, Zack Lober , bass, Jeff Hirshfield, drums with special guest Samir Chatterjee on tabla who will perform new music from their latest project "While We Are Here". While Ms. Baum has been known for her intriguing, classically-influenced, innovative compositions, her latest project reflects her several trips to South Asia where she had many opportunities to learn and perform with musicians there. Like her earlier projects, her goal isn’t to perform with stylistic authenticity, but to communicate the excitement, spirit and energy felt and heard in those forms. Her recent muse is found in the world-renowned Pakistani musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn who was primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis (a mystical tradition within Islam).
Baum has been a consistent winner in both Down Beat’s Critics’ Polls for “Best Flutists”, and the magazine’s Reader’s Polls. She was awarded the Julius Hemphill International Jazz Composers Alliance Award in 1999 and was nominated as “Flutist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association in their 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 annual jazz awards. Ms. Baum has performed in over 25 countries including tours in South America, Asia, and South Asia in 1999, ’01, 02, ’03, ’05 and ’10 for the US State Department. In addition, she won the prestigious 2003 New Works: Creation and Presentation Award, a component of the Doris Duke/Chamber Music America Jazz Ensembles Project and their 2007 New Works: Encore Program. She also received a CAP Grant from The American Music Center in 2010 to write music for this project.
Roulette – one of New York City’s premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
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