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Big Ears Festival Announces First Round of 2020 Performers

Anthony Braxton, Jason Moran, and Shabaka Hutchings will be among the jazz artists spotlighted at the Tennessee fest in March

Anthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton

The Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, will return for its 11th installment during the four-day weekend of March 26-29, 2020, and based on the first round of performer announcements that were made today (Oct. 8), it will present a typically diverse and unusual range of music. Not all of that music can be even loosely considered jazz, but a good percentage of it can. Among the highlights:

• Braxton75: This celebration of composer/saxophonist Anthony Braxton’s 75th year will feature a rare solo performance, his Diamond Curtain Wall Trio, and the world premiere of the Thunder Music Ensemble.

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