Reggie Workman, Redi Fernandez and Ikue Mori Trio
Reggie Workman: Bass; Ikue Mori: Live electronics; Flute: Redi Fernandez
Reggie Workman is a legendary bassist and has been playing since the 1950s. He was a member of the John Coltrane Quartet in 1961, and after this, Reggie became a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He also played with Yusef Late and Thelonious Monk. He is currently a part of a group called Trio 3 with Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille. Workman is also an educator who has taught at institutions like the New School, University of Michigan, International academies with dance in Slovenia, workshops in Italy and Canada. He educates young pupils at MADLOM in Montclair, NJ. Reggie's former students are world renowned.
Ikue Mori is a percussionist, electronic musician and composer, and moved to New York in 1977. Mori formed the band DNA, and as a part of the early ‘80s New York scene, she worked with a number of artists and musicians. Presently, Mori uses her computer as her instrument of choice. Other current projects for Mori include MEPHISTA with Sylvie Courvoisier and Susie Ibarra, PHANTOM ORCHARD with Zeena Parkins, and more.
Redi Fernández Acosta is a Cuban jazz flautist and composer currently living in Stockholm, Sweden. He has shared the stage with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, Jane Bunnett and Yasek Manzano. Since age 10, Fernández has been playing the flute, and in 2001 he developed an interest in jazz. He has since played with pianist Ramon Valle, the Obbdara jazz group, and Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis at Mella Theater in Havana.