John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
featuring Theo Bleckmann & Kate McGarry
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
TICKETS: $32 • $26
DUKE STUDENTS: $10 Duke students*
A drummer and bandleader known for his extravagant talent and chimerical compositions, John Hollenbeck inhabits his own world of “gleaming modernity” (NY Times) between jazz and New Music. With his 20-piece Large Ensemble, which topped DownBeat’s 2011 Critics Poll, Hollenbeck dreams of the jazz big-band as a biosphere seething with vivid tonal and timbral colors. Winds, horns, bass, piano, drums, and vocalists — the “transcendent” Theo Bleckmann (Village Voice) and the “astute and sensitive” Kate McGarry (NY Times) — plunge into the wilds of Hollenbeck’s humid lyricism at Reynolds Theater.
*Price valid for 2 tickets per ID.
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**