Town Hall Seattle, Cornish College of the Arts, and Earshot Jazz are delighted to present a unique night of jazz as four powerhouses meet onstage and explore each other’s distinct styles in a bespoke collaboration. Vijay Iyer (piano)—the MacArthur Fellow and Grammy nominee known for his clever reworkings of iconic compositions and unexpected meter—is currently one of the leading voices in American art music. Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) is the winner of the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and a recipient of the Dorris Duke Impact Award. Tyshawn Sorey (drums, trombone) is also a Doris Duke Impact Award Winner and a recent recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Howard Wiley (saxophone, drums) is a jazz traditionalist who has recorded and performed with Lauryn Hill.
This is the first time this super-group of master jazz musicians have come together to treat us to a night of spectacular musical risk-taking and improvisation.
Support for piano provided by Steinway & Sons – Seattle