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Theo Bleckmann

Mon / Feb 13

 

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Location: The Edye

Run Time: TBD

Mon Feb 13 8:00pm General Admission Buy Tickets

“A composer and vocalist with a remarkable array of extended techniques and sound effects at his disposal” – The New York Times

 

Theo Bleckmann: voice / Julian Shore:piano / Ben Monder:guitar / Jorge Roeder:double-bass / John Hollenbeck:drums

Beyond being a vocalist of rare purity and daring, Theo Bleckmann is a sound painter who creates what JazzTimes has described aptly as “luminous webs” in music. The German-born New Yorker – after appearing on two ECM albums by Meredith Monk and another by Julia Hülsmann – makes his striking label debut as a leader with Elegy. This album showcases Bleckmann as a composer as much as a singer, with several instrumental pieces voiced by what he calls his “ambient” band of kindred-spirit guitarist Ben Monder, keyboardist Shai Maestro and the subtle rhythm team of Chris Tordini and John Hollenbeck. Highlights include Bleckmann’s sublime rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s “Comedy Tonight” (“tragedy tomorrow… comedy tonight”), as well as the mellifluous vocalise of “Elegy” and achingly poetic “To Be Shown to Monks at a Certain Temple.”

 

Jazz at The Broad Stage made possible by a generous gift from Richard and Lisa Kendall.

 

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