Artists Studio: Roscoe Mitchell

“A leader in experimental music for over half a century…still pushing his art to new extremes of slashing intensity and melancholic beauty”
The New York Times

Jazz titan Roscoe Mitchell—composer, saxophonist, and a founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago—was part of the movement, embodied by the Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians, that turned conventional jazz on its head and brought a new, experimental sound to the world. His virtuosic resurrection of overlooked woodwind instruments spanning extreme registers, visionary solo performances, and assertion of a hybrid compositional/improvisational paradigm have placed him at the forefront of contemporary music for over four decades. This major figure in contemporary jazz comes to the Veterans Room to perform two distinct programs that spotlight his wide ranging compositional output from solo performances to larger groupings of musicians.

Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm
Program to include a series of works set to the poems of e.e. cummings, 8/8/88, Sustain and Run, and An Interesting Breakfast Conversation

Wednesday, March 6 at 9:00pm
Program to include His Nonaah, Cutouts for Woodwind Quintet, and Useful News

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The Artists Studio is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

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March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
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