When Miles Met Monteverdi
Let us take you on an exploration into the world of 17th Century Jazz. When one looks at the practice of written out improvisations from composers of the 17th century (often called divisions or variations) and the improvisation practice of jazz artists the similarities between the two disciplines is unquestionable. We’re excited to share our blend of these two musical practices that have a unique way of existing together. This fusion program will include jazz renditions of early music classics such as Greensleeves and John Come Kiss Me, featuring composers such as Pachelbel and Monteverdi and we'll throw in a few jazz standards for kicks.
Curious? Have a listen!
See more photos from the recording session here!
Saturday, June 17 2017 @ 7:30p.m.
Queen Anne Christian Church
1316 3rd Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 6p.m.
825 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075
Join us for this free hour long, family friendly concert after perusing the Sammamish Farmers Market (open from 4pm-8pm)
Friday, June 23, 2017 @6p.m.
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
No cover. By donation.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show. Please visit The Royal Room for more information about reservations.
When Miles Met Monteverdi is made possible by:
Matthews brought an improvisatory flair to long arcs of intricate, virtuosic passagework, all executed with nimbleness.
~ Boston Globe
Peter Maund played various percussion instruments with considerable taste and (as far as scholarly discernible) stylistic authenticity... technically adroit and rhythmically solid.
~ Los Angeles Times
Tsatsanis...is dramatic in her deliveries, bringing the text to life with dynamics, ornaments, artful use of vibrato and a constant connection with her audience. The woman speaks volumes with a single arpeggio.
~ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Whittaker…enriched the music and showed how different ways of musical thinking overlapped.
~ Third Coast Digest (Milwaukee, WI)
Collier...is so well-equipped academically that his sleight-of-hand solos already are a fascinating study.
~ Los Angeles Times
…the nuanced beauty and character of John Lenti’s tone reflects a profound identification with the music and the mood.