Sat. Nov. 19, 1st set @ 8:00
The Free Sound Ahn-somble is Tenth Intervention’s inventive and improvisational septendectet under the direction of composer Dorian Wallace. Utilizing a roster of illustrious musicians from the New York City jazz community, The Free Sound Ahn-somble combines elements of classical avant-garde, spontaneous improvisation, and big band jazz to offer a new take on creative and improvisational music for the 21st century.
The Free Sound Ahn-somble's Commissioning Project engages composers in the contemporary classical and avant-garde genres to write new works for large jazz ensemble. The artistic goal of this initiative is to expand the repertoire and genre of music written for big band and to foster dialogue across multiple disciplines. As part of the project, jazz musicians teach contemporary classical composers about improvisation, free jazz, and the big band idiom, while composers challenge and test the sonic and soloistic limits of the ensemble and it's musicians.
Sat. Nov. 19, 2nd set @ 9:30
The Liberté Big Band is a 17-piece big band based in NYC, and formed in 2013.
Led by Liberté-Anne Lymberiou, this modern, multi-generational ensemble plays compositions by Lymberiou and her contemporaries.
As it’s name would indicate, the band’s broad mission is to constantly perform new works while maintaining the all-encompassing creativity and communality of the jazz tradition. You’ll hear pieces ranging from afro-latin to free-jazz, bebop to funk, and lots more that even the bandleader has yet to anticipate.
Greatly influenced by Charles Mingus, Lymberiou captures the spontaneity and unpredictability of jazz through extended compositions. The moods of the music swing as much as the rhythms do, and inevitably move her audiences, both inside and out.
Lymberiou is a recent graduate of the Jazz Performance Program at the City College of New York. A native of Montreal, she began her jazz studies there at Vanier College and settled in NYC in 2012.