Saturday, March 17th @ Brecht Forum (451 West St.), 9pm
for advance tickets call 212-242-4201
Mary Halvorson is a guitarist, composer and improviser living in Brooklyn. She grew up in Boston and studied jazz at Wesleyan University and the New School. Since 2000 she has been performing regularly in New York.
Current projects which Mary composes for and performs with include a chamber-music duo with violist Jessica Pavone (Prairies, Lucky Kitchen, 2005) and the avant-rock band People (People, I & Ear Records, 2005). She also performs regularly in ensembles led by Taylor Ho Bynum, Ted Reichman, Peter Evans, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jason Cady, Matthew Welch, Brian Chase and Curtis Hasselbring.
Jessica Pavone tours Europe and the U.S. with The Anthony Braxton Sextet; leads her own ensemble, The Pavones, consisting of a horn and rhythm section that is dedicated to performing her works as well as her arrangements of classic soul songs; improvises with Imaginary Folk and The Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet; and plays bass guitar in bands such as Minnows and Jason Cady and the Artificials. She has performed at many international jazz festivals, has received commissions for chamber works from The Eastern Winds and Till by Turning and her music has been heard in venues such as the Kitchen in New York and Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut. As an instrumentalist, she has interpreted new music by composers such as Anthony Braxton, Glenn Branca, Amnon Wolman, David Grubbs, Butch Morris, Matthew Welch, Matana Roberts, James Fei, Matt Bauder, Aaron Siegel, Evan Hause, Kevin O'Neil, Jason Cady, Andrew Raffo Dewar, and Andrew D'Angelo.
Official Website: http://www.brechtforum.org/events/viewevent.php?recordID=818
Added by Fumio on February 7, 2007