Hector Martignon at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Julia Reinhart uploaded this event on April 30, 2012


Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 W 67th St.
New York, NY
(212) 501-3330


Wed, May 9, 2012

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Seneca Black
Chelsea Baratz
saxophone, tenor
Alejandro Aviles
saxophone, alto
Andy Hunter


On May 9th, after a year-long monthly residence at NYC's famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Grammy-nominated pianist Hector Martignon emerges with a new exciting project: His Bandagrande Big Band will join Jazz Camerata at Merkin Hall for an evening of musical exploration boasting a repertoire spanning 4 centuries, re-voiced through the sound-canvas of the traditional 18-piece Big Band and a muscular string-ensemble. The program features works by J.S. Bach, Shostakovich, Hermeto Pascoal and Bill Evans alongside several of Martignon’s original pieces. Tickets are $30 / $18 for students.

Through the lens of the symphonic orchestra of the Jazz idiom, Martignon is looking to forge the entire musical canon outside of temporal and geographical constraints into a new standard to create an evening of extraordinary, yet highly accessible, music performed by the best musicians of each genre. In essence, the audience will experience a musical recreation of the Big Bang, a process he calls the Big Band Theory....

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