Christian Howes Quartet

Sat

11/13/2010

8:00pm

Jazz

Christian Howes Quartet

Kerrytown Club series

  • $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 Student
  • Christian Howes, violin
  • Hamilton Hardin, piano
  • George Delancey, bass
  • Cedric Easton, drums
  • And special guest Gabe Bolkosky, violin

Event Details

“Arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz” – The Minneapolis Tribune

Ranked among the top “Rising Star Jazz Violinists” in Downbeat magazine, Christian Howes celebrates the release of his CD “Out of the Blue.” Ann Arbor star Gabe Bolkosky will make a special guest appearance.

Christian Howes

As an educator, performer and composer, Christian Howes has gained great notoriety and respect from critics and players alike. In recent years, Howes has become an in-demand violinist on the New York scene, performing and recording with a bevy of jazz artists, including alto saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist D.D. Jackson, guitarists Les Paul , Frank Vignola, and Joel Harrison, drummer Dafnis Prieto, vibraphonist Dave Samuels’s Caribbean Jazz Project, crossover pioneers Spyro Gyra, and a 4-year chair in Bill Evans Soulgrass. In August 2009, Christian was ranked (for the third time) as the #2 violinist in the Downbeat Critics Poll “Rising Stars.” According to the Chicago Reader, “Not since Jean Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz-tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority." An Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, he is also the founder of the Creative Strings Workshop and Festival, which convenes every summer at Otterbein College. After spending 8 years in New York City and touring the world constantly, Christian has recently returned to his native Columbus, Ohio to reclaim his roots.

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