RANDY WESTON'S AFRICAN RHYTHMS PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
present "Sound Tone Poems"
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
Doors 7pm | Show 7:30pm
The New School - Alvin Johnson/J.M Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Post-performance Q&A with the artists
Presented by World Music Institute in collaboration with the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School.
After contributing seven decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world's foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. Africa is at the core of Weston’s music and spirituality. He has traversed the continent on a continuous quest to learn about its musical traditions, produced its first major jazz festival, and lived for years in Morocco. Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, his global creations musically continue to inform and inspire. Over the years, he has garnered numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations, an NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, and a 2014 Doris Duke Award.
his art …[is] the result of a studious and inspired intelligence...an intelligence that is creating a fresh synthesis of African elements with jazz technique. - Stanley Crouch, Village Voice