Nicole Mitchell at Timucua Arts- Monday, July 8th
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Nicole Mitchell at Timucua Arts- Monday, July 8th

Nicole Mitchell is both an innovator as composer and instrumentalist. She’s also a creative artist with organizational chops, as former chairwoman of Chicago’s (and now New York’s) esteemed, Jedi-like Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and, as of today- July 1st, the current William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies at University Of Pittsburgh. Continue reading

Nels Cline/Larry Ochs/Gerald Cleaver- Thursday, April 11th at Iron Cow Cafe
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Nels Cline/Larry Ochs/Gerald Cleaver- Thursday, April 11th at Iron Cow Cafe

Nels Cline is best known by his Clark Kent persona as the lead guitarist in Wilco. Cline is listed in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists as there doesn’t seem to be any boundaries in which to explore and innovate. Post-Coltrane lineage reed player Larry Ochs is cofounder of the 41 year-old ROVA Saxophone Quartet – ground floor influencers in the language of that now-accepted ensemble formation. Detroit native and University Of Michigan faculty member Gerald Cleaver moved to the Lion’s Den of NYC’s jazz scene to carve out a reputation as a first call drummer. The improvisational nature of jazz is the basis of this trio, while not necessarily the nature of their protean sonic offerings. Continue reading

*New Date, New Venue: Billy Martin Solo Percussion plus Karl Berger And Friends- Sunday, February 17th at Timucua Arts
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*New Date, New Venue: Billy Martin Solo Percussion plus Karl Berger And Friends- Sunday, February 17th at Timucua Arts

Medeski, Martin And Wood drummer Billy Martin is the new Executive Director of the Woodstock, N.Y.’s Creative Music Studio, the music education non-profit founded by Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman in 1971. Karl, Ingrid and Billy come back to Orlando to teach and play during this February visit, joined by longtime Sam Rivers bassist Doug Mathews. Continue reading