Jonathan Taylor Quintet: Mover

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor Quintet: Mover

Marcus Elliot

Jonathan Taylor Quintet: Mover

Michael Malis

Jonathan Taylor Quintet: Mover

Jaribu Shahid

Jonathan Taylor Quintet: Mover

Molly Jones

Thu

10/19/2017

6:00pm

Edgefest

Jonathan Taylor Quintet: Mover

Edgefest

  • $45 Thursday Edgepass General Admission
  • $15 - this concert only General Admission
  • $5 - this concert only Student
  • Jonathan Taylor, drums/composer
  • Marcus Elliot, saxophone
  • Michael Malis, piano
  • Jaribu Shahid, bass
  • Molly Jones, violin/saxophone

Event Details

Mover is the latest endeavor from drummer-composer Jon Taylor. The band navigates through a sonic collage of melodic cells, graphic notation, and rhythmic cues, creating a distinct group texture that is both disparate and cohesive: Not unlike the ambient sounds of the natural world, each independent voice helps to define its environment while maintaining its own sense of space and time.

About Edgefest 21 

The 21st annual Edgefest (October 18 - October 21, 2016) new music created by drummers/percussionists. A roster of distinguished, ground breaking drummer/composers with their ensembles will illuminate the innovative role percussion and these artists, both seasoned and emerging, have played in the avant/jazz world! Tickets to Edgefest are $10 - $30 for individual ticketed events, with a limited number of student tickets available for most performances. Please check back for a complete lineup.

This Edgepass ($160) which allows for admission to all events, Wednesday through Saturday, as well as a special dinner Wednesday evening with our Edgefest artists. Individual day passes will be available for purchase after the lineup is announced. 

Contribute to Edgefest - become an Edgehead!

The festival depends on individual contributions, even more this year as cuts in corporate sponsorships affect the festival. As an Edgepass holder who becomes an Edgehead, you will not only be invited to the opening night dinner - always a gourmet feast in an informal, fun atmosphere - but those pass holders contributing $150 or more will have assigned seats in the first and second rows at ticketed events and those contributing at least $100 will have assigned seats beginning in the third row.

Edgepasses may be paid for by cash or check (to KCH) and picked up at Kerrytown Concert House at any time during the festival. Edgepasses can also be paid for via credit card over the phone (with a 3.5% processing fee) or in person at KCH (with a 2.75% processing fee). Payment for individual concert seats may also be made at the door of each concert site beginning one half hour prior to each show. All seating reserved through phone or e-mail is guaranteed only until performances are scheduled to begin.

Please send your checks, made out to KCH and indicate Edgehead on the memo line. Contributions are tax deductible. Send to:

Kerrytown Concert House
415 North Fourth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


   
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!
Additional support for Edgefest is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
Additional support for the festival is also provided by The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Jonathan Taylor

Jon Taylor is a Detroit-based drummer, improviser, composer, and educator. A tireless collaborator, he co-leads a number of original projects, including the avant-rock quartet saajtak, the electro-acoustic duo Says Things, the sound and movement group Legs, and a collaborative trio with pianist Michael Malis and bassist Jaribu Shahid. He has performed alongside such luminaries as Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Liebman, Karl Berger, Jaribu Shahid, Andrew Bishop, and Michael Formanek, and is a founding member of Polyfold Musical Arts Collective. 

Marcus Elliot

Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus began playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene when he was 15 years old. He was awarded a scholarship for his talents as a musician to attend Michigan State University to study with Wes "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Diego Rivera and Rodney Whitaker.

After Graduating from MSU, Marcus has performed across the globe in places like Canada, Cuba, Barbados, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Eygypt, Jordan, Indonesia and many other countries. As a Band Leader, Marcus has led the Marcus Elliot Quartet for the past 8 years. He self-released his first album "Looking Forward", in 2010. His latest project "When The City Meets the Sky" was self-released in May, 2015. The Marcus Elliot Quartet Performs at Cliff Bells every Tuesday. As a Sideman, Marcus has performed with Bob Hurst, Karriem Riggins, James Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Bobby Broom, Marcus Belgrave, Johnny O'neal, Jimmy Heath, Sean Dobbins, Kris Johnson, Thaddeus Dixon, Ettiene Charles, Mulgrew Miller, Rodney Whitaker, Talib Kweli and many others.

As an Educator, Marcus has been giving private saxophone lessons since the age of 14. He is the Artist-in-Residence at Troy High School, and was the Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Jazz Band in 2012-2013. He was the saxophone instructor at The Young Musicians Program in Berkley, CA from 2009-2011. Marcus is a strong supporter of the arts and has created and funded a scholarship at Milford High School that gives monetary awards to young musicians and visual artists that plan to pursue the arts after high school.

He currently lives in the Detroit area where he is studying, practicing, composing, and engulfing himself in the rich history of the Detroit music scene by performing with local Detroit artists and ensembles. 

Michael Malis

Michael Malis is a pianist and composer based in Detroit, MI. In July of 2015, Malis released his debut recording of original music, “Lifted from the No of All Nothing”, and completed a tour of the midwest and East coast with his trio. In August 2017, he’ll be releasing an album of duets with saxophonist Marcus Elliot, entitled “Balance”. As a pianist, he has performed with notables such as Marcus Belgrave, Tyshawn Sorey, Jaribu Shahid, Ken Filiano, Andrew Bishop, Dennis Coffey, and Marion Hayden, and at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Birdland (NYC), the Detroit Jazz Festival, The Stone (NYC), and the Detroit Institute of Arts. As a composer, he has been lauded for his scores for film and theater, which have garnered awards, critical acclaim, and have reached international audiences. He is a founding member of Polyfold Musical Arts Collective.
 

Jaribu Shahid

Jaribu Shahid hails from Detroit, Michigan, and was raised in a diverse musical climate, playing with local luminaries such as Kenn Cox, Wendell Harrison, Jimmy Wilkins, J.C. Heard, Martha and the Vandellas and others. Principally self-taught, Jaribu’s training began in the band of friend Kamau kenyatta and in bass studies with Bob Collins.

Around 1975 he was mentored by Faruq Z. Bey and joined the sci-fi band Griot Galaxy. This explorative music, greatly influenced by Sun Ra and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, featured the original concepts by Faruq Z. Bey. This was further realized in 1976 when Tanni Tabal moved to Detroit, establishing the principal rhythm section of his career. In 1978, he moved to Philadelphia and lived with the core of the Sun Ra Arkestra with whom he played intermittenly untils Sonny’s passing. In 1979 he had his first opportunity to work with Roscoe Mitchell. This led to his career-long involvement with Roscoe in the Roscoe Mitchell Sound Ensemble and, currently, the Roscoe Mitchell Note Factory. In recent years, Jaribu has been a member of various groups led by master saxophonist David Murray and the Freedom Arts Quartet.

Jaribu has recorded with Sun Ra, Roscoe Mitchell, James Carter, David Murray, Geri Allen, Rod Williams, Craig Taborn, Hugh Ragin, Abdoulaye Ndiaye and Blue Dog. He can be heard on the Milt Jackson DVD “Vibes Surprise” recorded live in Munich. After Malachi Favors’ passing, he was invited to perform with the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Molly Jones

Molly Jones improvises on saxophones and flute and composes for improvising ensembles. Originally from Indianapolis, she hails musically from Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, where she had the privilege of playing with talented improvisers including Douglas Ewart, Zim Ngqawana, Vinny Golia, Elliott Carter, and Cheick Hamala Diabate, as well as many amazing local musicians. She has performed with Lisa LaMarre’s sidewalk dance projects, spoken word artist Saul Williams, the Arbor Composers’ Collective, and Rhyta Musik. She also plays for Scottish country dance and Balkan dance parties.

Molly graduated from the University of Michigan, where she studied saxophone with Andrew Bishop, Donald Walden, and Donald Sinta. Here at U.C.I., she aims to incorporate technology meaningfully into her compositions and improvisations.