Passin’ Thru Music Festival: Josh Evans Quintet // The Oliver Lake Big Band

Sunday, October 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

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Josh Evans Quintet:

Josh Evans – Trumpet
Abraham Burton – Tenor Saxophone
David Bryant – Piano
Rashaan Carter – Bass
Eric McPherson – Drums

Oliver Lake Big Band:

Saxophones:
Oliver Lake
Bruce Williams
James Stewart
Alex Harding
Darius Jones
Mike Lee

Trumpets:
Josh Evans
Freddie Hendrix
Nabate Isles
Greg Glassman

Trombones:
Aaron Johnson
Stafford Hunter
Al Patterson
Terry Greene II

Piano: Yoichi Uzeki
Bass: Robert Sabin
Drums: Chris Beck

Passin’ Thru Records presents the inaugural Passin’ Thru Music Festival, a series of performances curated by saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake, including both composed and improvised music by Oliver Lake’s Big Band and The Josh Evans Quintet on Sunday, October 16 followed by 10^32K and Trio 3 on Monday, October 17.
 
The Josh Evans Quintet is a straight-ahead yet adventurous group including a tight rotating cast of some of the world’s best musicians. For the past decade, Oliver Lake’s Big Band has served as one of his greatest achievements and most sophisticated compositional outlets. The most recent recorded release of his Big Band, entitled Wheels, has been met with widespread critical acclaim.
Saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake‘s artistic vision remains daring, unique and uncompromising, maintaining his place as one of the preeminent saxophonists in the progressive jazz scene. Known for his work with his Organ and Big Band groups, Lake has collaborated with luminaries such as Myra Melford, Roscoe Mitchell, Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen, and others. Lake is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award at the Kennedy Center, and Doris Duke Artist Award, and has received commissions from the Library of Congress.

This program was made possible in part by Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards Program.

Oliver Lake’s Passin’ Thru Festival
is made possible, in part, with funds from GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise supported by Roulette’s generous donors.

GENERATE, instituted in celebration of Roulette’s 35th Anniversary in 2013, aims to present ambitious, complex and often large-scale works of experimental performing art by supporting emerging and established artists with commissions, residencies, and additional production and presentation financial underwriting.