Travis Laplante: “The Golden Lock” Album Release and Three World Premieres

Thursday, October 3, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Composer/saxophonist Travis Laplante celebrates the release of his latest album “The Golden Lock” featuring Erika Dohi (piano), Charles Overton (harp), Lizzie Burns (bass), Eduardo Leandro (percussion), and Laplante (tenor saxophone). The evening will begin with three premieres of Laplante’s recent work: “String Quartet No. 1” featuring The JACK Quartet, “No Distance” (for two vibraphones and four percussionists) featuring Sō Percussion, and “A Room With No Walls” featuring Erika Dohi (piano) and Laplante (saxophone). This evening promises to be a joyful and intimate night of music.

Travis Laplante Quintet:
Travis Laplante
composer, tenor saxophone
Erika Dohi piano
Charles Overton harp
Lizzie Burns double bass
Eduardo Leandro percussion
The JACK Quartet:
Christopher Otto violin
Austin Wulliman violin
John Pickford Richards viola
Jay Campbell cello
Sō Percussion:
Eric Cha-Beach
Josh Quillen
Adam Sliwinski
Jason Treuting
Travis Laplante/Erika Dohi duo:
Travis Laplante saxophone
Erika Dohi
piano

Travis Laplante is a composer, improviser, and saxophonist. Laplante leads the acclaimed tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance, as well as Subtle Degrees, his duo with drummer Gerald Cleaver. Recently, Laplante has composed long-form works for new music ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, Yarn/Wire, and the ~Nois Saxophone Quartet. Laplante is also known for his raw solo saxophone concerts and being a member of the avant-garde quartet Little Women.
He has performed and / or recorded with Tyshawn Sorey, Caroline Shaw, Tyondai Braxton, Ches Smith, Peter Evans, Sō Percussion, Ingrid Laubrock, Mary Halvorson, International Contemporary Ensemble, Michael Formanek, Darius Jones, Mat Maneri, Julia Bullock, and Matt Mitchell, among others. Laplante has released 13 critically acclaimed albums as a leader or co-leader on New Amsterdam Records, Aum Fidelity, Skirl, Tripticks Tapes, Out of Your Head Records, New Focus Recordings, and NNA Tapes.
Laplante has toured his music extensively and has appeared at many major international festivals such as The Moers Festival (Germany), Jazz Jantar (Poland), Saalfelden (Austria), Jazz em Agosto (Portugal), Earshot (Seattle), Hopscotch (North Carolina), and the NYC Winter JazzFest.
As a composer, Laplante has been commissioned by the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), the JACK Quartet, Roulette Intermedium, Yarn/Wire, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, the MATA festival, and The Jerome Foundation.

Travis Laplante: “The Golden Lock” Album Release and Three World Premieres

Thursday, October 3, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Composer/saxophonist Travis Laplante celebrates the release of his latest album “The Golden Lock” featuring Erika Dohi (piano), Charles Overton (harp), Lizzie Burns (bass), Eduardo Leandro (percussion), and Laplante (tenor saxophone). The evening will begin with three premieres of Laplante’s recent work: “String Quartet No. 1” featuring The JACK Quartet, “No Distance” (for two vibraphones and four percussionists) featuring Sō Percussion, and “A Room With No Walls” featuring Erika Dohi (piano) and Laplante (saxophone). This evening promises to be a joyful and intimate night of music.

Travis Laplante Quintet:
Travis Laplante
composer, tenor saxophone
Erika Dohi piano
Charles Overton harp
Lizzie Burns double bass
Eduardo Leandro percussion
The JACK Quartet:
Christopher Otto violin
Austin Wulliman violin
John Pickford Richards viola
Jay Campbell cello
Sō Percussion:
Eric Cha-Beach
Josh Quillen
Adam Sliwinski
Jason Treuting
Travis Laplante/Erika Dohi duo:
Travis Laplante saxophone
Erika Dohi
piano

Travis Laplante is a composer, improviser, and saxophonist. Laplante leads the acclaimed tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance, as well as Subtle Degrees, his duo with drummer Gerald Cleaver. Recently, Laplante has composed long-form works for new music ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, Yarn/Wire, and the ~Nois Saxophone Quartet. Laplante is also known for his raw solo saxophone concerts and being a member of the avant-garde quartet Little Women.
He has performed and / or recorded with Tyshawn Sorey, Caroline Shaw, Tyondai Braxton, Ches Smith, Peter Evans, Sō Percussion, Ingrid Laubrock, Mary Halvorson, International Contemporary Ensemble, Michael Formanek, Darius Jones, Mat Maneri, Julia Bullock, and Matt Mitchell, among others. Laplante has released 13 critically acclaimed albums as a leader or co-leader on New Amsterdam Records, Aum Fidelity, Skirl, Tripticks Tapes, Out of Your Head Records, New Focus Recordings, and NNA Tapes.
Laplante has toured his music extensively and has appeared at many major international festivals such as The Moers Festival (Germany), Jazz Jantar (Poland), Saalfelden (Austria), Jazz em Agosto (Portugal), Earshot (Seattle), Hopscotch (North Carolina), and the NYC Winter JazzFest.
As a composer, Laplante has been commissioned by the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), the JACK Quartet, Roulette Intermedium, Yarn/Wire, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, the MATA festival, and The Jerome Foundation.