19th Annual EDGEFEST 2015: Wake Up Calls from the Edge

View this year's line up

What is Edgefest?

      Read a review of Edgefest 2012

      Read the Signal to Noise review of Edgefest 2011

      Edgefest featured in Jazz.ru magazine

Edgefest Sponsors

Reserve seats now!

Discover FRINGE at the EDGE

Become an EDGEHEAD

Accommodations


The Lineup

Wed 10/21 5:00pm Reserve your Edgepass here!
Wed 10/21 5:00pm Edgefest 2015
19th Annual Edgefest
Thu 10/22 5:00pm Edgefest 2015
19th Annual Edgefest
Fri 10/23 5:00pm Edgefest 2015
19th Annual Edgefest
Sat 10/24 10:00am Edgefest 2015
19th Annual Edgefest


Taylor Ho Bynum 7-tette - Featuring Taylor Ho Bynum’s composition Navigation commissioned by Chamber Music America.  
        Composer: Taylor Ho Bynum
        Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet
        Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone
        Bill Lowe - bass trombone, tuba
        Mary Halvorson - guitar
        Ken Filiano - bass
        Tomas Fujiwara - drums
        Chad Taylor – drums

The performance of the Taylor Ho Bynum 7-tette, presented in collaboration with MDC Live Arts and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, is supported by "Presenter Consortium for Jazz", a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Tim Berne's Decay
        Tim Berne – composer/saxophones
        Michael Formanek – bass
        Ches Smith – drums
        Ryan Ferreira – guitar

Joe McPhee’s Survival Unit III with guest Peter Evans
        Joe McPhee, composer/saxophones and pocket trumpet
        Peter Evans, trumpet
        Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello
        Michael Zerang, drums

RDM
        Jay Rosen, drums
        Ted Daniel, Trumpet
        Michael Marcus, clarinets

Tomas Fugiwara Trio
        Tomas Fugiwara, composer/drums
        Ralph Alessi, trumpet
        Brendon Seabrook, banjo/guitar

Andrew Drury’s Content Provider
        Andrew Drury, composer/drums
        Briggan Krause, saxophones
        Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones
        Brandon Seabrook, banjo/guitar

Lina Allemano Four
        Lina Allemano – composer/trumpet
        Brodie West - alto saxophone
        Andrew Downing - double bass
        Nick Fraser - drums

Jason Kao Hwang’s Amygdala
        Rami Seo - gayageum 

        Michael Wimberly – djembe/percussion 

        Jason Kao Hwang - composer/violin/viola

Mark Kirschenmann’s E3Q
        Mark Kirschenmann, composer/trumpet
        Katri Ervaama, cello
        Michael Gould, percussion

James Cornish Group
        James Cornish, cornet
        TBA

 


What is Edgefest?

"The annual rite of fall in Michigan music...running off the beaten tracks."
- Downbeat

The 19th annual Edgefest (October 21 - October 24, 2015) will explore new music created by trumpeters, cornetists, and flugelhorn players! As always, it will showcase some of the most celebrated and creative multi-instrumentalists on the scene today. Check back later for a full lineup and schedule!

As in past years, Edgefest reaches out beyond the concert hall with Fringe at the Edge performances, public discussions, workshops and school residencies. The community is invited to attend all educational and Fringe events free of charge.

Read more about previous Edgefests:
 

Review of Edgefest 2012 by Arlene and Larry Dunn

Live review of Edgefest 2011 by Lawrence Cosentino,
from Signal to Noise

Edgefest 2011 Review in Jazz.ru


Edgefest Sponsors

WCBN, the University of Michigan student-run community freeform radio station, has been a strong supporter of past Edgefest

Encore Records at 417 E. Liberty St. has sponsored and hosted the Tuesday evening Fringe events. Check back later for our exact schedule, and check out Encore Records for one of the most interesting music selections in the area!

Bank of Ann Arbor is a continuing sponsor of Edgefest at KCH.   

 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
 

This project is also supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust


Discover FRINGE at the EDGE

As part of the 10th anniversary of Edgefest in 2006, KCH created a series of free public performance events which took place during the days and early evenings in restaurants, cafés and galleries in downtown Ann Arbor, featuring some of the areas most accomplished creative musicians.

The Fringe project, now a festival staple, has been very successful in moving creative and imaginative music making out of the conventional concert hall venue and into public spaces such as bars, restaurants and markets.

 


Reserve your seats now! Call or click:

734-769-2999 

EDGEPASS RESERVATIONS

Edgefest will take place at Kerrytown Concert House as well as other downtown Ann Arbor venues. Tickets for individual events may be purchased by cash or check at the door of each concert site beginning 30 minutes prior to each show. All seating reserved through phone or e-mail is guaranteed only until performances are scheduled to begin. Edgepasses may be reserved directly through the KCH website or by calling 734-769-2999. Individual day passes will be available for purchase after the lineup is announced.

Edgepass

• Entrance to the Edgefest VIP opening dinner party
• General admission to ALL ticketed Edgefest events (over $200 value)

Become an EDGEHEAD
Guests who purchase the special EDGEHEAD Edgepass ($235) receive personalized, reserved seating in the second section (Rows 3-5) at all ticketed Edgefest events, and guests who purchase the EDGEHEAD Edgepass ($285) receive personalized, reserved seating in the first section (Rows 1-2) at all ticketed Edgefest events. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserving early is highly recommended! Edgepass holders, EDGEHEADS and sponsors are invited to the VIP opening dinner party. Edgefest does not accept credit or debit cards. Edgepasses may be purchased by cash or check (made payable to "KCH") and picked up at Kerrytown Concert House at any time during the festival.

EDGEHEAD Edgepass ($100 Tax Deductible)

• Entrance to the Edgefest VIP opening dinner party
• Personalized, reserved seating in the second section (Rows 3 - 5) for ALL ticketed Edgefest events (over $400 value)

EDGEHEAD Edgepass ($150 Tax Deductible) 

• Entrance to the Edgefest VIP opening dinner party
• Personalized, reserved seating in the first section (Rows 1 - 2) for all ticketed Edgefest events (over $400 value)


Accommodations

The Microtel Inn and Suites is a sponsor of Edgefest, offering Kerrytown Concert House Edgefest artists and patrons a special Edgefest rate. An added Microtel benefit is seeing and meeting Edgefest artists as they come and go at the Microtel.

To make a reservation at the Microtel (3610 Plymouth Road-near US 23):

1. Call the Microtel Reservations Desk at 734-997-9100

2. Make a reservation with the front desk and be sure to mention that you are an Edgefest patron.

 

For more information on places to stay in Ann Arbor, go to visitannarbor.org

 

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19th Annual EDGEFEST 2015: Wake Up Calls from the Edge

19th Annual EDGEFEST 2015: Wake Up Calls from the Edge
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