Bb - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://jazzreview.com Tue, 23 May 2017 04:06:24 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Alex Coke leads Workshop Performance at Zaal 100 http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/alex-coke-leads-workshop-performance-at-zaal-100.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/alex-coke-leads-workshop-performance-at-zaal-100.html  Wake Up Dead Man at Brokkenmiddag November 27, 2011

 

 

Jazz musician Alex Coke has announced a workshop performance of his composition 
Wake Up Dead Man as part of the Brokkenfabriek series in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Wake Up Dead Man is a piece in six movements composed by Coke for the Texas Sesquicentennial. Inspired by prison work songs and a book of the same title by Bruce Jackson, the performance is part of the monthly Brokkenmiddag at Zaal 100 located at De Wittenstraat 100, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

The Concert On Sunday, Novembre 27. 2011, 3:30 pm will include musicians:

Alex Coke, conductor

Roel Stern, flute

Camille Verhaak, clarinet

Eelco Overman, alto sax

Pim van der Heijden, tenor sax

Eugenie Carolina van der Meulen, piano and voice

Wim de Jong, guitar

Felix Barth, bass guitar

Rob Kloet, drums

The second Set will include a performance by 

The Alex Coke 4Tet

Alex Coke, sax and flutes

Arjen Gorter, bass

Steven Altenberg, drums

Leo Bouwmeester, piano

The performance is part of the monthly Brokkenmiddag at Zaal 100 located at De Wittenstraat 100, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Bb) Press Releases Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:07:16 -0600
Alex Coke at BrokkenFabriek: Wake Up Dead Man Workshop/Concert in November http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/alex-coke-leads-a-workshop-based-on-his-composition-wake-up-dead-man.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/alex-coke-leads-a-workshop-based-on-his-composition-wake-up-dead-man.html 
Jazz musician Alex Coke has announced a workshop of his composition Wake Up Dead Man as part of the Brokkenfabriek series in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Jazz musician Alex Coke has announced a workshop of his composition
Wake Up Dead Man as part of the Brokkenfabriek series in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Wake Up Dead Man is a piece in six movements composed by Coke for the Texas Sesquicentennial.

Originally commissioned by Tina Marsh for The Creative Opportunity Orchestra,
the music was inspired by prison work songs and a book of the same title by Bruce Jackson.


Plans include arranging sections of the piece for the group, discussion of prison and work songs, and creating new material as the month unfolds.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday evening November 1, 2011 and continue through November 22 from 8pm-10:30pm at Zaal 100.


The cost for the workshop is € 40 per month, € 20 for students.


The month ends with a performance as part of the monthly Brokkenmiddag, the last Sunday of the month at Zaal 100 located at De Wittenstraat 100, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

To sign up for the workshop please email:

info@corrievanbinsbergen.com


 
About BrokkenFabriek:


"What are they building in there? "

The Brokkenfabriek was founded by Corrie van Binsbergen in January 2008. Motivated, talented musicians with an interest in the combination of composition/improvisation receive masterclasses for a month, from different musical leaders. Every leader has, of course, a completely different approach and the material that is offered is therefore very varied. The BrokkenFabriek consists of a pool of musicians and changes every month, depending on the workshopleader and his plans. 
Workshop leaders past were: Corrie van Binsbergen, Joost Buis, Hans Hasebos, Albert van Veenendaal, Arend Niks, Ernst Reijseger, Anton Goudsmit, Guus Janssen, Oene van Geel, Felicity Provan, David Kweksilber, Michael Moore, Michael Burr, Alan Purves, Raphael Vanoli, Wilbert de Joode and Sean Bergin.  

                                                                                       More Information: http://www.corrievanbinsbergen.com/bands/38/

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Bb) News Story Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:53:56 -0500
The Return of the 5,000 lb. Man:   http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/the-return-of-the-5000-lb.-man.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/the-return-of-the-5000-lb.-man.html The Return of the 5,000 lb. Man: A 75th Birthday Tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk A friend of mine once asked me, "What's so great about Roland Kirk?" I told him, "If a five-thousand pound man was coming to town, would you go see him?" --Joel Dorn, Rahsaan’s longtime friend and producer Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Aug. 7th, 1935--Dec. 5th, 1977) was a jazz multi-instrumentalist best known for his miraculous ability to play thre
The Return of the 5,000 lb. Man:   A 75th Birthday Tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk

      A friend of mine once asked me, "What's so great about Roland Kirk?"  I told him, "If a five-thousand pound man was coming to town, would you go see him?"     --Joel Dorn, Rahsaan’s longtime friend and producer   

                                                      Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Aug. 7th, 1935--Dec. 5th, 1977) was a jazz multi-instrumentalist best  known for his miraculous ability to play three saxophones simultaneously.  Kirk defied  staggering odds in his all-too-brief life-from blindness to critical prejudice to a paralyzing  stroke-in order to play the music that came to him through dreams.  His music, once ahead of its time, now seems timeless.   Since his death thirty years ago, his legend has only continued to grow.   

In honor of his 75th birthday, Kirk's family, friends, and fans  will celebrate the life of the legendary jazz giant  in Austin, on August 6, 2010, at The Elephant Room. Hosted and presented by May K. Cobb, and sponsored by  KOOP radio 91.7 FM,   this promises to be a memorable evening  honoring one of our greatest jazz musicians & composers.  Cobb, an Austin-based writer who has spent the past several years researching Kirk’s life  for a new biography, said this about the event, 

"I'm honored to have a hand in creating this homage to Rahsaan.  With Dorthaan's blessing and enormous help, it should be a very magical evening.  To me, he is one of the most innovative and important musicians who's ever lived, but one of the most overlooked.  The Austin Jazz Workshop performs his music beautifully, and hopefully this event will help, even in some small way, to keep his name alive." 

The evening will include:   

 Kirk’s music, performed by the AJW Sextet,  featuring Alex Coke (flutes and sax), director Mike Melinger(sax),  and Floyd Domino (piano), with surprise appearances.

 Dorthaan Kirk and special guests

 Live concert footage

 Gift bags to the first 100 people and a midnight birthday countdown

Proceeds from the evening will go to The Austin Jazz Workshop, a nonprofit organization that brings  jazz musicians directly into public school classrooms.  In ’08-’09 AJW performed Kirk’s music in 118 Austin schools  and recorded Mystery Note, a tribute album to Kirk that was released in 2009.  Copies of Mystery Note will be available at the event.     

General admission is $5 at the door with donations welcome throughout the evening. The Elephant Room is at  315 Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas  78701

The first set begins @9:30pm. Please arrive early,  as seating is limited.

Contact Info: NL Cutean
Phone:  512. 440. 0915
Email: bebebobov@sbcglobal.net
Stop Date: August 10, 2010
Photos and CD Review Copies Available on Request

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Bb) Press Releases Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:56:49 -0600
The Alex Coke Rich Harney 4tet In Concert http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/the-alex-coke-rich-harney-4tet-in-concert.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/the-alex-coke-rich-harney-4tet-in-concert.html Austin music fans are looking forward to a concert by The Alex Coke Rich Harney Quintet on June 24, 2010 at The Elephant Room. Featuring Rich Harney on piano, and Alex Coke on sax and flutes, the band's original tunes, impeccable time and taste, and smokin' sound, deliver an unforgettable evening of truly great jazz. As one of the bravest and most diversified talents of the Austin/ Amsterdam music scenes, Alex Coke has explored everything from Be-Bop to Huddie Ledbetter and beyond. Coke's m
Austin music fans are looking forward to a concert by The Alex Coke Rich Harney Quintet on June 24, 2010 at The Elephant Room.  Featuring Rich Harney on piano, and Alex Coke on sax and flutes, the band's original tunes, impeccable time and taste, and smokin' sound, deliver an unforgettable evening of truly great jazz.

As one of the bravest and most diversified talents of the Austin/ Amsterdam music scenes, Alex Coke has explored everything from Be-Bop to Huddie Ledbetter and beyond. Coke's multifarious bands include the legendary post-bop quintet, The Worthy Constituents, a collaboration with Harney, the late Martin Banks and the late AD Mannion which won the Best Unsigned Bands Contest from Musician Magazine in 1990. Amidst many other projects, Coke's latest CD, "Its Possible", was released on VoxLox Records in 2009.

Rich Harney, a prolific pianist and composer, has been illuminating the Austin jazz scene as one of its brightest stars for many years.  His remarkable talents as pianist, composer, and vocalist have gained him acclaim from musicians as one of Austin's best kept secrets and from the Austin American-Statesman as "one of Austin’s most valuable musical resources." 

Harney's 2005 release, Soul Prayers, featured Coke & Harney and brought their formidable talents together yet again on his last release, Where Love Begins (Aardvark Records) in 2008.

As members of a musical partnership that spans many decades, an evening with Harney & Coke is all ways an opportunity to hear jazz at its best. For the upcoming concert at the Elephant Room expect many original compositions as well as a few tried and true classics.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Bb) Press Releases Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:56:45 -0600
Rich Harney Quintet in Concert http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/rich-harney-quintet-in-concert.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/rich-harney-quintet-in-concert.html March 26, 2010 Austin, Texas Austin is looking forward to a rare concert appearance of The Rich Harney Quintet on April 1, 2010 at The Elephant Room. Featuring Rich Harney on piano, and Alex Coke on sax and flutes, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of truly great jazz. Harney, a prolific pianist and composer, has been illuminating the Austin jazz scene as one of its brightest stars for many years. His remarkable talents as pianist, composer, and vocalist have gained
March 26, 2010
Austin, Texas

Austin is looking forward to a rare concert appearance  of The Rich Harney Quintet on April 1, 2010 at The Elephant Room.  Featuring Rich Harney on piano, and Alex Coke on sax and flutes, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of truly great jazz.

Harney, a prolific pianist and composer, has been illuminating the Austin jazz scene as one of its brightest stars for many years.  His remarkable talents as pianist, composer, and vocalist have gained him acclaim from musicians as one of Austin's best kept secrets and from the Austin American-Statesman as "one of Austin’s most valuable musical resources." 

As one of the bravest and most diverse talents of the Austin/ Amsterdam music communities, Alex Coke has explored everything from Be-Bop to Huddie Ledbetter and beyond. Coke's multifarious bands include the post-bop quintet, The Worthy Constituents, a collaboration with Harney, which won the Best Unsigned Bands Contest from Musician Magazine in 1990. Harney & Coke released Soul Prayers in 2005 and brought their formidable talents together yet again on Harney's last release, Where Love Begins on Aardvark records in 2008. As members of a musical partnership that spans many decades, a concert with Harney & Coke is all ways an opportunity to see jazz at its best. For the upcoming concert at the Elephant Room expect many of Harney's original compositions as well as a few tried and true classics. The Rich Harney Quintet features Bruce Saunders on guitar, Masumi Jones on drums & Pat Harris on doublebass.

9:30pm-1:30am
The Elephant Room
315 Congress Avenue
Austin, Tx 

for more information please  call 512.440.0915  

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