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Honoring John McNeil
Sep 25, 2016 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree – $200
Entrance free / Donations welcome (donate & reserve a seat, see tickets below)
Presentation of the FONT Music Award of Recognition to John McNeil, recognizing him as one of the most original and creative jazz artists in the world today. McNeil’s restless experimentation and stylistic versatility are an apt fit with FONT Music’s mission.
The evening will include a performance of “Anxiety Option” for trumpet and electronics written and performed by Jeff Beal, an accomplished trumpeter and composer of music for film, television, and the concert hall – and a student of McNeil.
Following Beal’s set, John McNeil will take the stage with his ensemble: Gary Versace, piano; Jerome Harris, bass; and Jay Sawyer, drums. The 2016 Laurie Frink Career Grant award winner, Tony Glausi, will also play, along with FONT co-founder Dave Douglas.