What: The Tomeka Reid Quartet, featuring Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara, and Mary Halvorson, performs compositions composed by artist-in-residence Tomeka Reid.
When: Monday, March 20, 2017, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $25/20 Online $20/15 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: General Admission $20, Members/Students/Seniors $15, $25/20 Tickets at the door
Brooklyn, NY – Roulette is pleased to welcome back cellist Tomeka Reid as a 2017 artist-in-residence. For this performance, The Tomeka Reid Quartet performs compositions composed by Reid and featuring Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara, and Mary Halvorson.
Over the last decade Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community. Her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. She is a key member of ensembles led by legendary reedists such as Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, as well as a younger generation of visionaries including flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander, and drummer Mike Reed. She’s also a founding member of the adventurous string trio called Hear in Now.
Mary Halvorson is one of the most recognizable guitarists of her generation who has a won accolades from both side of the Atlantic, through her own bands and projects with Anthony Braxton, Stephan Crump, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, and Ches Smith. Jason Roebke is a bandleader in his own right, scoring deserved praise with his 2014 debut recording by his octet. He has also served as the harmonic anchor for a host of Chicago bandleaders including Mike Reed, vibist Jason Adasiewicz, clarinetist James Falzone, and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm. Tomas Fujiwara is a Brooklyn-based drummer and composer. Fujiwara is an active player in some of the most exciting music of the current generation, including his collaborative duo with cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum; the collective trio Thumbscrew (with Mary Halvorson and Michael Formanek); and appearances alongside forward thinking peers such as Matana Roberts and Nicole Mitchell.