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Jazz! Food! Art! ~ A Special Night of Improvised Music

February 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Museum Café is open every Thursday night from 5 to 8 pm with tapas, beer, wine, and specialty cocktail menus. Prices range from $7 to $10, and the portions are meant for sharing.

Join us for a night of instant composition and musical conversation. On February 11, from 5 to 8 pm, trombonist Jeff Albert and drummer Dave Capello, improvising musicians from the New Orleans creative music scene, team up with our Thursday night house band, the jazz trio Cullars Improvisational Rotation.

What is improvised music? Also called creative, adventurous, or free music, improvised music has its American roots in free jazz of the late 50s and 60s. Now much more than a sub-genre of jazz, the movement has grown into an international community of improvisers and audience-members with backgrounds playing and listening to music styles from all over the world.

Jeff and Dave will also perform as a duo at the museum earlier in the day, noon to 1 pm, for the weekly series, A Little Lunch Music. Click here to see the event page for that free concert, to read more about the careers of our visiting improvisers, and to hear audio samples of their work.

Made up of Dan Mackowski (guitars), Patrick McCurry (woodwinds), and Jason DeBlanc (basses), Cullars Improvisational Rotation is a jazz trio with a southern sensibility: thoughtful, ambient, and adventurous. The name comes from Auburn University’s Cullars Rotation experiment, the oldest soil fertility study in the South. The group’s members embrace the roots of jazz, taking risks to make something new through delicately rehearsed arrangements of standards, originals, hymns and improvisations. Hear samples of the band at soundcloud.com/cullarsfield.


February 11, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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