KJO Jazz Lunch: Melba! with the Geof Bradfield Septet
Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 12:00 PM EDT
(11:30 AM Doors)
The Square Room, Knoxville, TN
This special Jazz Lunch performance features the world-premier ofMelba! a new work by acclaimed composer and saxophonist Geof Bradfield. The piece was commissioned by Chamber Music America and is based on the life and work of arranger, composer and trombonist Melba Liston. Liston's long and varied career covered an enormous range, both stylistically and geographically, and serves as both inspiration and backdrop for Bradfield's unique composition.
Melba! by Geof Bradfield and Geof Bradfield Septet has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2011 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Geof Bradfield is a Houston, TX native and graduate of the renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He lived and worked in New York, Los Angeles and Washington before settling in Chicago in 2004. His most recent recording, African Flowers, received top ten of 2010 mentions from the LA Times, AllAboutJazz, syndicated radio host and critic Neil Tesser and the Ottawa Citizen.
Bradfield brings with him some of the Midwest's most outstanding musicians. Truly a one of a kind musical experience.
Geof Bradfield, saxophone
Victor Garcia, trumpet
Joel Adams, trombone
Jeff Parker, guitar
Ryan Cohan, piano
Clark Sommers, bass
George Fludas, drums