Jerome Kitzke will be giving a pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM – Free with purchase of event ticket.
Jerome Kitzke and The Mad Coyote, with special guests ETHEL, actor Jennifer Kathryn Marshall, pianist Sarah Cahill, percussionist Barbara Merjan and accordionist Guy Klucevsek, will perform five works of Mr. Kitzke, including the world premiere of Winter Count, with Jennifer Kathryn Marshall, ETHEL, and Barbara Merjan. Other pieces include Breath and Bone performed by Mr. Klucevsek and the composer, There Is a Field performed by Ms. Cahill, The Green Automobile performed by the composer, and The Paha Sapa Give-Back performed by The Mad Coyote: Peggy Kampmeier – piano, and the percussionists, Barbara Merjan, Jay Johnson, Jude Traxler and Mike Perdue.
Jerome Kitzke was born in Milwaukee in 1955 and has lived in New York City since 1984. His music arises from the North American landscape and celebrates vitality in its purest forms, thriving on the spirit of driving jazz, Plains Indian song, and Beat Generation poetry, where freedom and ritual converge. It is direct, dramatic, and visceral, always with an ear to the sacred ground. Often political and always topical, his music aims at revealing the heart of what it means to be an American early in the Twenty First Century, especially as it relates to how we live on this land and the way we came to live on it.
This event is generously supported by New Music USA’s MetLife Creative Connections.