Posts Tagged ‘Jason Moran’

Jazz in Troubled Times (A finale)

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Pianist, composer Jason Moran discussed Jazz, Race and Creative Intent with critic Larry Blumenfeld this evening at Hendricks Chapel. The discussion was followed by a brief concert.

Chamber Crusaders

Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Monica Ellis, Jeff Scott, Mariam Adam, George Kilpatrick and David Yin at a post concert reception in Dobson Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles

Monica Ellis, Jeff Scott, Mariam Adam, George Kilpatrick and David Ying at a post concert reception in Dobson Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles.

Imani Winds, the Grammy-nominated chamber music ensemble, held a series of concerts in the area this week, including The Red House in Syracuse on Wednesday, and  last night at the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles.  Their relevant and authentic style was illustrated wonderfully when they made a delightful excursion through  “Cane,” a piece written for the group by Jason Moran.

Imani Winds will make their next stop in Europe.

Tony Cook, baritone, performs "Dixie"

Tony Cook performs “Dixie”

Also performing were George Kilpatrick (readings/speeches),  Tony Cook (the soulful baritone), Elinor Freer (piano) and the Jasper Quartet.

The concerts were part of the Skaneateles Festival. Last night’s production, directed by David Ying, was called Not Your Mother’s Chamber Music Concert.

Photos were taken at the First Presbyterian Church.

Monica Ellis, Imani Winds

Monica Ellis, Imani Winds