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Jazz at the Spring presents a special Halloween Event.
Dan Bilawsky of AllAboutJazz.com, says of Minasi, "Improvising musicians all pay lip service to the idea of working without a net, but most end up building safety precautions no matter how slight or subtle they may be into their work. Dom Minasi, however, isn't one of those musicians. The indefatigable guitarist has no interest in sonic safeguards or insurance. He's a law unto himself, creating music that speaks to his intelligence, fearlessness, and mischievous nature...."
Cellist-Composer Tomas Ulrich received music degrees from Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music. He cites composers Dmitri Shostakovich and Olivier Messiaen, along with Dolphy and Mingus, among his influences, and has performed and recorded with such artists as Anthony Davis, Joe Lovano, Alice and Ravi Coltrane, Anthony Braxton, McCoy Tyner, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Merchant and many others. Jay Collins from Signal to Noise has written that, "Tomas Ulrich is surely one of the most accomplished and intriguing cellists in improvised music, with a brilliant technical mastery and ability to play prickly improv, jazz, classical, film music or pretty much anything he desires."
Ratzo B. Harris is among the world's premier six-string upright bassists. Harris, a 1995 Thelonious Monk Competition semi-finalist, is a past contributing columnist for Bass Player Magazine, teacher, composer and author. An innovative bassist, he has worked with some of the greatest musicians of our times. His career spans 45 years and includes collaborations with: Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Les Paul, David Friedman, Jon Hendricks, David Samuels, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd, John Handy, Betty Carter, Joe Lovano, Jim Pepper, Betty Buckley, Andrew Hill, Jane Ira Bloom, and Steve Weisberg to name a very few. Lisa Alvarado of BLOGCRITICS.ORG Describes Ratzo Harris’ playing as, “...muscular, a rebar of sonic foundation, yet sinuous and subtle. From the heartbeat of free jazz, to aural filigrees on jazz standards, he's at the top of his game. Ratzo Harris plays bass that's living root and steel girder.”
Jazz at the Spring is held the last Thursday of each month at the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, and is sponsored by Capital District Jazz, Ltd. (CDJ) a 501©3 not-for-profit organization formed by practitioners and fans who love jazz music. American in origin, jazz reaches and draws from millions of performers and listeners around the globe who are inspired by its rich history, excited by its technical complexity, and moved by its emotional depth. The members of CDJ want to share their love of jazz with current and potential performers and enthusiasts throughout the “Capital District”. CDJ’s mission is to build and serve a wider audience for jazz through education; to create performance opportunities for jazz musicians; and to develop venues for these pursuits. CDJ supports All Ears: Jazz and Improvised Music Workshop, which is a fun hands-on way for students of all ages to learn about jazz.
CDJ is offering a number of free tickets for youth age 17 and under. If you are interested in obtaining a free ticket please inquire via email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are available in advance at: brown paper tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4400156
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