The Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration. In celebration of the resonant history of Birdland, we will examine the musical and stylistic legacy of Charlie Parker through three completely different lenses and cultural perspectives. This will be achieved through the efforts of three exceptional alto saxophonists.
Artistic Director: Willard Jenkins.
“The Cartographies of Flight” – Friday, May 31
Concert at 8:30PM; $25 / students, seniors $15THE MARTY EHRLICH ENSEMBLE
Marty Ehrlich – (Musical Director) woodwinds
James Zollar – trumpet
Marc Ribot – guitar
Michael Formanek – bass
Nasheet Waits – drums
Erica Hunt – poet and reader
Charles Bernstein – poet and reader
“Charlie Parker Place. That’s my corner, just down from Bird’s house, now a historic landmark in the East Village. At times I imagine hearing him practice as I go by, infusing each rhythmic step and melodic turn with his characteristic sense of exaltation. “Bluing a new cartography of flight” is how poet Arthur Brown put it. The May 31st concert will celebrate that Bird’s music points us forward, combining music with the images and syntax that he and his compatriots inspired in poets, then and now.” – Marty Ehrlich.
The Impact of Charlie Parker – Panel Discussion with TK Blue and Marty Ehrlich. Moderated by Willard Jenkins at 7PM, FREE.
Call (212) 220 – 1460
or visit Ticketing Services (12PM – 6PM, Tue. – Sat.). Order single tickets online at www.tribecapac.org
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
is located on the campus of the Borough of Manhattan Community College. A valid photo ID is required when attending an event.Performers Subject to change.