Dec15

Ben Kono Group Chamber Music America Commission World Premiere of "Voyages" Suite

Jazz Forum , 1 Dixon Lane , Tarrytown, NY 10591

World premiere of "Voyages" for jazz quintet and string quartet, commissioned by 2018 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant and funded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The narrative of the suite is inspired by the writings of Rev.Juhei Caleb Kono who immigrated to the U.S. from Japan during a very turbulent time for Asian Americans in this country, and who faced unique cultural, political and economic challenges. The ensemble will feature Kono's long-standing quintet augmented with a stellar string quartet:

Ben Kono, woodwinds/composition; Pete McCann, guitar; Mike Holober, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Jared Schonig, drums; Sara Caswell, violin; Meg Okura, violin; Lois Martin, viola; Jody Redhage Ferber, cello

Tickets are $15 students+seniors/$20 adults