8pm: Solo Piano
9pm: Mara Rosenbloom's Flyways
w/ Adam Lane - bass & Anais Maviel - voice/drums
**Pianist, composer, & bandleader Mara Rosenbloom has been called “a whole hearted poet of the piano,” – she is a builder & a synthesist; a fiercely lyrical composer & improviser (All About Jazz).
Born in Wisconsin, but currently rooted in Brooklyn, NY, Rosenbloom has spent the past decade creating a distinctive body of work, establishing herself as a vibrant and respected part of New York City’s diverse network of jazz & improvised music communities. Following the release of Prairie Burn (Fresh Sound/New Talent), Rosenbloom’s debut trio release with bassist Sean Conly & drummer Chad Taylor, The New York Times cast a spotlight on Rosenbloom, heralding Prairie Burn as a “…a trio recording of bristling provocation and full-bore group improvising…her strongest statement as a bandleader and her most dauntless effort as a pianist.” The album received a rare 4.5 stars from Downbeat Magazine, earning it a spot on the Magazine’s Best Albums of 2017 list. New York Music Daily praised the album as “"[Rosenbloom's] quantum leap into greatness. An absolutely feral, largely improvisational suite...unbridled ferocity and a remarkable chemistry.” In May, the trio made their Jazz at Lincoln Center debut, performing to a sold out house at Dizzy’s Jazz Club Coca-Cola.
Prior to her work with the trio, Rosenbloom lead her long-running quartet with alto saxophonist Darius Jones, bassist Sean Conly, and drummer Nick Anderson – embarking on two US tours, performing monthly in New York, and releasing two albums to critical acclaim. Rosenbloom has performed with such acclaimed performers as Cooper-Moore, Henry Grimes, Vinny Golia, Ken Filiano, Gerald Cleaver, Ras Moshe, Tomas Fujiwara, Ron McClure, Jeff Davis, Jeremy Udden, Mark Ferber, Guillermo Gregorio, Billy Mintz, Adam Lane, Daniel Carter, Anais Maviel, and Lisle Ellis. Her mentors at the piano include the incomparable Cooper-Moore, and the late great Connie Crothers. **
Flyways are the migratory patterns of birds – navigating them takes a strong connection to one’s own center of gravity, and also an unwavering sensitivity to the movement of the flock. Tonight this ensemble will perform a piece that follows the text of an Adrienne Rich love poem, through a work titled “I know what I dreamed,” in continuance of Rich’s work towards “a society without domination.” LOVE.