Available Jelly

Photo by Francesca Patella





Available Jelly

  • $25 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $15 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 Student
  • Michael Moore, clarinet/alto saxophone
  • Eric Boeren, cornet
  • Wolter Wierbos, trombone
  • Gregg Moore, tuba
  • Michael Vatcher, drums

Event Details

Available Jelly is a five-piece group featuring some of the Netherlands’ top improvisers on the scene today. It’s a pocket brass band that ingeniously blends written material and free improvisation in a heart-warming and natural way. They play originals, and an eclectic mix of jazz, world music (from Balkans to Madagascar) and popular songs (Kurt Weill, Burt Bacharach), cleverly arranged by Michael Moore and with plenty of room for improvisation and interpretation.

This performance is supported by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore learned to play the clarinet from his father, with whom he played in local clubs. He moved to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory. As a member of the Salt Lake Mime Troupe, he went to Europe in 1977. With his brother Gregg and Michael Vatcher he stayed behind in Amsterdam. He played with Gijs Hendriks, Misha Mengelberg and Guus Janssen and wrote music for drama productions. In 1986 he received the Boy Edgar Prijs, a major Dutch jazz award. He is now a member of the Maarten Altena Ensemble, the Guus Janssen Orchestra and the ICP Orchestra. He also plays with Zut Alors!, Trio Clusone and a trio with Tobias Delius and Wolter Wierbos. He continues to perform in the Dutch/New York ensemble The Persons, as well as his own quartet.