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    Open Ground: Miles Okazaki & Matt Mitchell / Anna Webber's Rectangles Mar 17

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    8pm
    Miles Okazaki - guitar
    Matt Mitchell - piano
     
    9pm
    Anna Webber's  Rectangles
    Anna Webber - tenor saxophone
    Marc Hannaford - piano
    Adam Hopkins - bass
    Mark Ferber - drums

    Miles Okazaki is a NYC based guitarist originally from Port Townsend, a small seaside town in Washington State. His approach to the guitar is described by the New York Times as “utterly contemporary, free from the expectations of what it means to play a guitar in a group setting — not just in jazz, but any kind.” His sideman experience over the last two decades covers a broad spectrum of approaches (Kenny Barron, John Zorn, Stanley Turrentine, Dan Weiss, Matt Mitchell, Jonathan Finlayson, Jane Monheit, Amir ElSaffar, Darcy James Argue, and many others). He was seen prominently with Steve Coleman and Five Elements from 2009-2017. As a leader Okazaki has released four albums of original compositions over the last 12 years and is an artist on the Pi Recordings label. He has also released a six album recording of the complete compositions of Thelonious Monk for solo guitar, published a book Fundamentals of Guitar with Mel Bay, has taught guitar and rhythmic theory at the University of Michigan for five years, and holds degrees from Harvard University, Manhattan School of Music, and the Juilliard School.
     
    Anna Webber'sRectangles is a band that exists in order to play Rectangles 3, a set-length modular composition that flits seamlessly between group improvisation and highly-structured written material.
     
    Webber is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. She has additionally been awarded grants from the Shifting Foundation (2015) and residencies from the MacDowell Colony (2017), theMillay Colony for the Arts (2015), and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (2014). In 2014 she won the BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize as a member of the BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop. Webber is originally from British Columbia.


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