Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers

Steve Swell

Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers

Sat

10/21/2017

4:00pm

Edgefest

Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers

Edgefest

  • $60 Saturday Edgepass General Admission

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  • Steve Swell, trombone
  • Jemeel Moondoc, alto saxophone
  • Dave Burrell, piano
  • William Parker, bass
  • Gerald Cleaver, drums

Event Details

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Mike Resil.

EDGEFEST 21: Drums Along the Edge is the 21st edition of this annual internationally acclaimed creative avant/jazz music festival presented by Kerrytown Concert House (KCH) in October. The four-day festival will have a unifying purpose: to explore 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.

An Edgepass ($160) is available, which allows for admission to all events, Wednesday through Saturday, as well as a special dinner Wednesday evening with our Edgefest artists. This Saturday daypass is $60, which allows for admission to all events on Saturday. For general information about the festival, click here.

Edgepasses may be paid for by cash, check, or credit (to KCH) and picked up at Kerrytown Concert House at any time during the festival. Payment for individual concert seats may also be made by cash, check, or credit 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.

SATURDAY'S LINEUP (Subject to change.)

Edgefest Parade

Oluyemi Thomas Trio

Oluyemi Thomas, bass clarinet
Djallo Djakate, drums
Kurt Prisbe, drums

Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures with Hamid Drake

Adam Rudolph, composer/percussion,vocal/electronics
Hamid Drake, drumset/vocal/frame drum/congas/bata
Graham Haynes, cornet/flugelhorn/percussion/electronics
Ralph M. Jones, flutes/bass clarinet/husli/ney/saxophones
Kenny Wessel, guitar/electronics/banjo
James Hurt, African percussion/bata/keyboards
Alexis Marcelo, fender Rhodes/piano/percussion
Damon Banks, bass

Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers

Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio

+ Andrew Drury leads Edgefest large ensembles at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Edgefest artists
University of Michigan faculty and students

 


Support for Edgefest 21 is provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.
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.

Steve Swell

Born in Newark, NJ, Steve Swell has been an active member of the NYC music community since 1975. He has toured and recorded with many artists from mainstreamers such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to so called outsiders as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker. He has over 50 CDs as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artists on more than 125 other releases. He runs workshops around the world and is a teaching artist in the NYC public school system focusing on special needs children.

Swell has worked on music transcriptions of the Bosavi tribe of New Guinea for MacArthur fellow, Steve Feld in 2000. His CD, "Suite For Players, Listeners and Other Dreamers" (CIMP) ranked number 2 in the 2004 Cadence Readers Poll. He has also received grants from USArtists International in 2006, MCAF (LMCC) awards in 2008 and 2013 and has been commissioned three times for the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall in 2006 and at Roulette in 2012 and 2017.

Steve was nominated for Trombonist of the Year 2008 & 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association, was selected Trombonist of the Year 2008-2010 , 2012 and 2014-2016 by the magazine El Intruso of Argentina and received the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award of the Tides Foundation. Steve has also been selected by the Downbeat Critics Poll in the Trombone category each year from 2010-2017. His recording "Soul Travelers" with Jemeel Moondoc, Dave Burrell, William Parker and Gerald Cleaver was chosen as Album of the Year in 2016 by the New York City Jazz Record. His performance of "Kende Dreams" with Connie Crothers, Rob Brown, Larry Roland and Chad Taylor at the 2016 Vision Festival was cited as one of the best performances of the year by the same journal. This was also one of Connie's last performances. We miss her dearly.

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21st Annual EDGEFEST 2017: Drums Along the Edge

21st Annual EDGEFEST 2017: Drums Along the Edge