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Label: Enja, Blue Note Records, Evidence Music, Toshiba EMI, Advance Dance Disques, Habana/Harlem®
Bio: Before moving to New York from Oakland Pianist/Composer/Educator Michele Rosewoman performed at major venues in the Bay Area with artists such as Julian Priester, Julius Hemphill and Oliver Lake, as well as with her own ensembles. She studied jazz traditions w... See Full BioMore Info
Part of Winter Jazzfest, you can get a festival pass to 9 venues for marathon music on January 11th.
MICHELE ROSEWOMAN MEETS SONIC LIBERATION FRONT Renowned pianist, composer Michele Rosewoman – founder and leader of the groundbreaking ensembles, New Yor-Uba and Quintessence – appears in a special performance with Sonic Liberation Front, Philly’s Lukumi (Afro-Cuban-Yoruba) + Modern Jazzistas. In this special performance, Michele Rosewoman and Sonic Liberation Front share the stage and their respective repertoires, reveling at the intersection of traditional Lukumi music and modern jazz. "Michele is definitely one of the first in bringing together Cuban Folkloric music with a thoroughly contemporary jazz concept for an uncompromising synthesis of these two profound musical idioms. She is one of the major influences on Sonic Liberation Front. We're honored to have her as a very special guest artist." says Sonic Liberation Front's Kevin Diehl. This show is a benefit for the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz, an institution serving the jazz community, jazz students and concert goers. WRTI's J. Michael Harrison will be the evenings' host. Michele will also be conducting private workshops for students of Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz, prior to the show. "(Rosewoman) welds broken, tumbling, melodic phrases, fiercely chopping full-hand chords, Bud Powell runs and a constant Afro-Cuban undertow into a totally coherent whole- the first purely jazz playing I've ever heard that meshed with Latin Rhythms instead of riding above them". THE VILLAGE VOICE “How dare you give me goosepimples so early in the morning. It looks like a great community of musicians you have there in Philly.” - John Tchicai (Perpignan, France)