Pianist Myra Melford Launches International Tour

Some dates with new group, Snowy Egret

Myra Melford

Pianist Myra Melford will begin an international tour today, Jan. 23, in Oakland, Calif.

Some of the performances will take place with a new ensemble \ called Snowy Egret, featuring Ron Miles (trumpet), Liberty Ellman (guitar), Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar), Tyshawn Sorey (drums) and dancer Oguri.

Tour Dates

Jan 23 & 24: Oakland, CA – Duende

Dialogue: Myra Melford/Ben Goldberg Duo + Mary Oliver/Han Bennink Duo, followed by a quartet set each night

Jan 25: San Francisco, CA – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Future Dissidents: Myra Melford + Video Artist Ian Winters do a 30 minute piece for prepared piano and live video to celebrate the closing of the Future Dissidents Exhibit

Jan 30: Sacramento, CA – The Crocker Art Museum

Solo CD Release Celebration

Feb 1: San Francisco, CA – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Myra Melford/Miya Masaoka/Zeena Parkins perform a concert of improvised music to follow Young Jean Lee’s play about body politics

Feb 5 & 6: Portland, OR – Jimmy Mak’s

Myra Melford and Marty Ehrlich guests with Third Angle chamber ensemble to perform the music of David Schiff

Feb 8: Portland, OR – Reed College

Myra Melford and Marty Ehrlich Duo perform the music of David Schiff

Feb 16: London, UK – The Vortex

Myra Melford, Chris Batchelor and Mark Saunders

Feb 19: Brighton, UK – Sussex University

Myra Melford (prepared piano), Evelyn Ficarra (electronics), Ian Winters (video)

Feb 21: Wiesbaden, Germany – Just Music Wiesbaden Festival

Myra Melford, solo piano

Feb 28/Mar 1: San Francisco, CA – Other Minds Festival

Myra Melford, solo piano

Mar 2: New York, NY – The Stone

Dialogue:: Myra Melford/Ben Goldberg Duo

Mar 13: Bethesda, MD – The Strathmore

Solo CD Release gig

Mar 14: Cambridge, MA – The Lily Pad

Solo CD Release gig (8pm)

Mar 20: Geneva, Switzerland

Snowy Egret Tour

Mar 21: Bergamo, Italy

Snowy Egret Tour

Mar 22: The Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Snowy Egret Tour

Mar 23: Koln, Germany

Snowy Egret Tour

Mar 26: Antwerp, Belgium

Snowy Egret Tour

Mar 27: Schwaz, Austria (TBC)

Snowy Egret Tour

Mar 28: Singen, Germany

Snowy Egret Tour

Mar 29: Venice, Italy

Snowy Egret Tour

Apr 4/5: Basel, Switzerland

Trio with Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway

Apr 7: Freiburg, Germany

Trio with Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway

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