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AmiciMusic Presents: JAZZICAL Friday July 10 2015 at 7:30pm

$15 in advance

$20 at the door

In 1973 French jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling released his wildly successful“Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano”, created for virtuoso classical flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and jazz trio. It remained on the Billboard Top 40 for ten years, and still stands as a satisfying high point in the musical rapprochement of jazz and classical elements.

That suite and other classical/jazz crossover works by Bolling will be performed by AmiciMusic in a White Horse Black Mountain show entitled “Jazzical 2” on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. 

The musical ensemble will consist of flutist Lea KIbler, guitarist Steve Newbrough, pianist Daniel Weiser, Will Beasley on bass and Justin Wyatt on percussion. Other Bolling compositions round out the program, including movements from “Picnic Suite for Guitar, Flute and Jazz Piano Trio” and selected solo piano works.

Claude Bolling was born in Cannes in 1930. A child prodigy, he was playing professionally with major jazz artists like Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge and Kenny Clarke by the age of fourteen. The jazz avant-garde beyond bebop held little interest for him, and he was a force, along with Oscar Peterson, in the traditional jazz revival of the late 1960s. Although he’s a prolific film composer, Bolling is best known for his jazz/classical “crossovers”, the best known being the Rampal disc, with a structure inspired by Baroque dance suites but animated by a modern swing sensibility. Following the success of the flute suite he went on to collaborate with with musicians from various genres, including guitarist Alexandre Lagoya, violinist Pinchas Zuckerman, trumpeter Maurice AndrĂ© and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

About AmiciMusic:

AmiciMusic  is a non-profit chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD, founded by pianist and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser. It is dedicated to performing chamber music in intimate venues such as private homes and non-traditional spaces, including bars, libraries, Churches, retirement homes, and more.

AmiciMusic, meaning “music among friends,” seeks to break down barriers between performers and audience through brief discussions of each composer on their programs and by promoting a relaxed and informal atmosphere at concerts in order to encourage new concert-goers to enjoy the energy of the performances and the spirit of community and camaraderie.

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