Myra Melford - piano SOLO

Sat

10/20/2018

2:00pm

Edgefest

Myra Melford - piano SOLO

Edgefest
This performance is made possible through the generous support of Frank Rubolino.

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Event Details

Times and dates of performances are subject to change.

This performance is generously sponosored by Frank Rubolino. 

See our Edgefest page for more information about the festival. 


   
   
Additional support for Edgefest is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
   

Myra Melford

Pianist and composer Myra Melford was born and musically trained in Evanston, Ill, living in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. While in college in Washington State, she became interested in jazz and studied with Art Lange and Gary Peacock and encountered progressive players such as Oliver Lake and Anthony Braxton. She moved to New York and eventually began to play with musicians such as Henry Threadgill and Butch Morris. She created a trio with bassist Lindsey Horner and drummer Reggie Nicholson that toured extensively and recorded three important albums. In 2000 she visited India on a Fulbright fellowship to study the harmonium and Hindustani classical music in Delhi and Mumbai and upon returning, she formed a new group, the electro-acoustic Be Bread (with trumpeter Cuong Vu, guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Stomu Takeishi and sometime guests). Using music based on her harmonium studies in India, she released two albums, The Image of Your Body and The Whole Tree Gone. Since 2004 she has served as a Professor of Contemporary Improvisation at the University of California, Berkeley.