Airs Tuesday, February 14 at 9:00 p.m. As a drummer, John Hollenbeck is astoundingly precise and creative with his beatmaking. As a composer, he's going after something akin to that: The regulated insistence of classical minimalism with the flexible color palette of jazz, plus a healthy dose of demented dry humor. And with vocalists Theo Bleckmann and Kate McGarry both signed on for the gig, as well as guest soloist Uri Caine on piano, he had some special covers up his sleeve for his Large Ensemble's Newport set on the rainy Quad Stage.
Airs Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 p.m. The New York trumpet player performed with his sister, Anat, at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 7. What is it with trumpeter Avishai Cohen and triples lately? He recently recorded a pair of albums with his band Triveni, a free-swinging trio which showcases his fervent imagination. He's also one of three Cohen siblings in jazz's top echelon; Avishai invited his big sister Anat, the celebrated clarinet specialist, to join him here.
Airs Monday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. Program No. 13. Mozart: Light & Shadows Jeannette Sorrell, conducting Guest Artist: John Gibbons, fortepiano Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in d minor Mozart: Requiem in d minor Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A, K. 488