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AmiciMusic Presents: JAZZICAL on Sun Aug 5th 2018 at 7:30pm

$18 in advance

$20 at the door

Crossover music from the Jazz and Classical worlds


Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion. On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself. 

 For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, 

Claude Bolling. Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s. His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair! You won’t want to miss this show.

 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.