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Friday, April 20th

“Avant-Jazz – Still Moving” Festival

8:00 pm - Rosi Hertlein with Howard Johnson
(and at 9:30 pm – Monika Heidemann: The Monika H. Band)

Rosi Hertlein with Howard Johnson

Violinist & singer Rosi Hertlein shares her artistic devotions among the worlds of classical music, free improv & jazz. Her work includes collaborations with Joe McPhee, Pauline Oliveros, Reggie Workman, Vincent Chancey and others. Her acclaimed CD, Rosi Hertlein’s Improvising Chamber Ensemble's (ICE) “Two Letters I’ll Keep” was released in November 2001. She also has recorded as special guest on Joe McPhee’s Trio X CD, “Rapture”. In June 2002 she premiered a work of Cecil Taylor’s with the Sound Vision Orchestra and Mr. Taylor on piano. She performs with Reggie Workman’s African-American Legacy Project, the Jump Arts Orchestra (conducted by Butch Morris), sings with the Riverside Opera Company, performs in theatrical productions with DADAnewyork and is a member of the improvisational group, Earth People. She also collaborates and performs frequently with composers and performers in Europe. She presently is involved with the Improvising Chamber Ensemble (ICE), which features her own compositions and concepts.

Tonight Hertlein performs with avant-multi-instrumental-improviser-extraordinare, Howard Johnson. One of the top tuba soloists since the early '60s, Johnson is a versatile player whose instruments include tuba, baritone, other reeds and trumpet. He moved to New York in 1963, where he worked with Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford and Archie Shepp. In 1966, he started a 20-year off-and-on association with Gil Evans. Johnson's four-tuba group, Substructure, performed with Taj Mahal, and, in the late '70s, he formed a different tuba band, Gravity. Johnson has recorded with Crawford, Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, Jimmy Heath, Bob Moses, George Gruntz's Concert Jazz Band and frequently with Evans's orchestra, among others.

Official Website: http://www.roulette.org/events/2007_04.html

Added by roulette on April 17, 2007

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