When: 06/07/12 - 06/07/12 Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Flynn Center for the Preforming Arts City: Burlington, VT
Description: Active in New York for nearly a decade, guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has earned praise as “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” (Lars Gotrich, NPR.org) and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Francis Davis, Village Voice). In addition to her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith, and her quintet, which adds trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon, Ms. Halvorson also co-leads a chamber-jazz duo with violist Jessica Pavone, the avant-rock band People and the collective ensembles Crackleknob, MAP and The Thirteenth Assembly. She is also an active member of bands led by Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Curtis Hasselbring, Ingrid Laubrock, Myra Melford, Marc Ribot, Tom Rainey and Matthew Welch among others. Her latest CD, second as a leader, Bending Bridges (Firehouse 12) shows her to be a composer of depth, revealing through intense harmonies Halvorson’s luminous and seductively beautiful work.
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