LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An Asian-American improvisational pianist and a Brazilian saxophone quartet will help lend an international flavor to Jazz Week 2001 Feb. 18-24 at the University of Louisville.
The eighth annual Jazz Week celebrates America’s indigenous musical art form through concerts, clinics, lectures, workshops and seminars. Many events are free and open to the public. The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program at the U of L School of Music sponsors the program.
Featured guest artists will include Louisville pianist Harry Pickens, who will perform with the St. Stephen Baptist Church Choir and U of L’s Jazz Ensemble I Sunday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at St. Stephen, 1008 S. 15th St.
All other featured artists will perform at 8 p.m. at the School of Music.
The McCoy Tyner Trio will perform Monday, Feb. 19.
Asian-American pianist Jon Jang, who specializes in improvising on traditional Chinese music, will perform Tuesday, Feb. 20. Wednesday’s concert will feature Brazilian sax quartet Com Dominio do Sax.