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02/11/2018 2 p.m.

Mary Lou Williams Music for Peace

Aquinas Chapel (Cleveland Avenue North at Ashland Avenue), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN.
no cover
The sacred jazz music of legendary composer/pianist Mary Lou Williams will be presented in new arrangements by Laura Caviani and Kari Musil and performed by jazz vocalists accompanied by the Swing Sisterhood Big Band. Commonly known as "Mary Lou's Mass, this work was the composer's testimony to the healing power of music at the close of the Civil Rights Era. This collaborative project, led by Sarah Schmalenberger, is supported by a grant from the LuAnn Dummer Center for Women toward celebrating the ecumenical vision of the Re-Imagining Community to "search for God, justice, and a challenging, empowering and inclusive church." All are welcome, free of charge.

02/12/2018 7 - 8:30 p.m.

guest artist with Spring Lake Park HS

1100 81st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432
under the direction of Brian Lukkason, the jazz ensemble will be featuring works by all women composers. So looking forward to this!

02/18/2018 4 pm

VocalEssence - Witness Concert

Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
$10 - 40
VocalEssence Chorus VocalEssence Youth Choral Arts Initiative This concert will pay tribute to the Harlem Renaissance on the 100th anniversary of its birth through song, poetry, hip-hop, dance, and more. Director George Phillip Shoultz commissioned me to add a work to the program featuring the poetry of Langston Hughes. The resulting composition is entitled "Dream Cycle". It will featuring both the Youth Choral Arts Initiative and VocalEssence. Also premiering is William Banfield’s chamber symphony, "I Trust Harlem Is Still There", also based on the letters of Langston Hughes. Hope to see you there!


03/03/2018 all day

Jazz Festival in Waterloo, Iowa

I'll be working with high school folks all day, sponsored by the North East Iowa Bandmasters Association

03/24/2018 9 p.m.

Jazz for Justice: A Benefit Concert for Legal Aid of Nebraska
The haymarket Theatre
803 Q Street #200 Lincoln, NE

So looking forward to performing with Karrin in her home state of Nebraska! please call the number below for tickets.
with Karrin Allyson (vocals), Rod Fleeman (guitar), and Gerald Spaits (bass)

04/04/2018 7:00 - 10 p.m.

with Claudia Schmitt at Crooners in Fridley

stay tuned for more info!

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