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Amalia Umeda + Lesley Mok + Michael Bates + Marta Sanchez at Jazztopad Festival New York at Barbes

Courtesy of Matt Merewitz | Posted on June 5, 2024

Where

Barbes
Jazztopad Festival New York

376 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Map
718-965-9177

When

Fri, June 14, 2024
8:00 pm

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8th Jazztopad Festival NYC presents:
Amalia Umeda – violin; Marta Sanchez- piano; Michael Bates- bass; Lesley Mok - drums
8pm; $20; Tickets do not guarantee a seat. Half of capacity is standing.

The paradigm-shifting Polish festival Jazztopad makes its annual return to New York City this summer, with a series of genre-blurring events in venues around the city between June 13-16. Since signing on as artistic director of the annual gathering in Wroclaw, Poland in 2008, Piotr Turkiewicz has steadily reshaped the event, transforming it from a landing spot for touring artists and reimagining it as a creative hothouse built on long-term relationships, style-crossing collaborations, and community involvement. The New York program includes the world premiere of a new Kris Davis work featuring her own piano playing and the acclaimed Polish string ensemble Lutosławski Quartet (this event will be live-streamed from Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center), as well as intimate improv sessions built around the young Polish violinist Amalia Umeda (including with Spanish-American pianist Marta Sánchez, and American bassists Michael Bates and Stephan Crump as well as drummer Lesley Mok, recent winner of the Deutscher Jazzpreis for Best International Debut Album), all reflecting a holistic embrace of creative music unencumbered by arbitrary genre boundaries. The program will also feature the North American premiere of “The Crow” by the Australian ensemble Hand to Earth along with performances by bassist Michael Bates, working with his group Acrobat and Lutosławski Quartet, complementing his incisive arrangements of music by the composer Witold Lutosławski with brand new adaptations of music by Karol Szymanowski. As usual, the US edition of Jazztopad has been organized by the National Forum of Music in Wrocław in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York....

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