Spectacle 2018 at Real Art Ways

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Spectacle 2018


A one-of-a-kind musical experience will materialize as thirteen exceptional musicians gather in groupings from solo to large ensemble, creating fully improvised music on the spot. The musicians range from local to internationally known, young to not-so-young, all sharing a love and mastery of their craft as well as an affinity for collaboration.

Jerome Deupree / drums and percussion – formerly of the alternative rock band Morphine

Joe Morris / guitar “He doesn’t play generic guitar music, having adapted precepts, concepts, and even phrases from musicians who play piano, saxophone, and other instruments.” – Village Voice

Stephen Haynes / cornets and flugelhorn

Agustí Fernández / piano “One of the most important explorers of avant-garde music in Spain” – Village Voice

Nate Wooley / trumpet “In the space of the same song, he can provide memorable lines of melody over a swinging beat, then charge off into innovations that expand your understanding of his instrument.” – Seth Colter Walls, Pitchfork

Ben Hall / percussion “Feverishly inventive and wildly curious” – Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Ben Stapp / tuba “(His) imagination is limitless, his influences truly diffuse, and he realizes his vision due to a type of daring that few artists possess.” – Cisco Bradley, Jazz Right Now

Brad Barrett / bass

Dan O’Brien / saxophone, clarinet

Do Yeon Kim / guyageum (a Korean silk-stringed zither-like instrument)

Eric Stilwell / trombone

Gabriel Garcia / alto and c-melody saxophones

Laila Smith / voice – Recognized in 2012 as one of 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

Curated by Joe Morris