EDGEFEST 2019: “OUT” WEST
October 16 - October 19
Featuring Rova Saxopone Quartet, Bobby Bradford/Vinny Golia Quartet (Ken Filliano/Michael TA Thomas), Myra Melford, Wayne Horvitz with Sara Schoenbeck, Kyle Bruckmann, Lisa Mezzacappa Sextet, Qluyemi Thomas Positive Knowledge and more!
Times of performances TBA
Kerrytown Concert House presents Edgefest, it’s annual 4-day experimental “out” jazz and creative new music festival. Edgefest 2019 : OUT West – explores the rich historical contributions of West Coast artists in the development of avant jazz improvisation and new music. A roster of distinguished ground-breaking composer-performers with their ensembles and collaborators will illuminate their various innovative roles in the avant/jazz world of today. Ann Arbor/Detroit area improvisers will be integrated into the festival, often collaborating with visiting artists. Diverse audiences from the SE Michigan/Northern Ohio/Illinois area and beyond have a rare opportunity to be exposed to this innovative art form in a series of free and ticketed public concerts in downtown Ann Arbor with related educational activities.
Founded in 1997, Edgefest is an award-winning annual avant-garde jazz and creative new music festival with a unifying purpose: to explore new music created by today’s composers and performers from the United States and beyond. Edgefest began as a singleday event and is now a major 4 day festival that includes collaborations and educational outreach. (learn more)