Thursday, March 9, 2017

USA: Henry Threadgill with Zooid in Austin, TX April 7th: workshop at UT Campus: MRH (Music Recital Hall) April 8th: Concert at The Scottish Rite Hall

About Henry Threadgill
For over forty years, Henry Threadgill has been celebrated as one of the most forward-thinking composers and multi-instrumentalists in American music. The New York Times has called him “perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation.” Born in 1944 in Chicago, Threadgill was an early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM).
The jazz avant-garde has produced dozens of notable improvisers (not surprisingly, since improvisation is arguably the music’s defining element) but relatively few great composers. Henry Threadgill is a member of that exclusive club. With his fellow Chicagoans Anthony Braxton and Muhal Richard Abrams, he’s one of the most original jazz composers of his generation. Threadgill’s art transcends stylistic boundaries. He embraces the world of music in its entirety, from ragtime to circus marches to classical to bop, free jazz, and beyond. Such might sound merely eclectic in the telling, but in truth, Threadgil always sounds like Threadgill.
In for a Penny, In for a Pound by Henry Threadgill was named the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for “distinguished musical composition by an American.” In awarding the prize, the Pulitzer committee call the release “a highly original work in which notated music and improvisation mesh in a sonic tapestry that seems the very expression of modern American life.” We could not be more ecstatic for Henry and are honored to have been able to help document his work these last 15 years.
Zooid members for this special Austin appearance include:

Jose Davila -tuba 

Liberty Ellman-guitar 

Christopher Hoffman-cello

Elliot Humberto Kavee -drums 


Get your tickets here >>
Concert ticket — $50
Discount for musicians and students — $35
Workshop ticket — $50
Discount for musicians and students — $35
Workshop + Concert — $100
– 1 ticket for the concert
– 1 pass for the workshop

Threadgill for 2 — $300
– 2 VIP reserved seating
– 2 Workshop passes
– 4 Epistrophy Arts passes
– 4 Liminal Sound passes
– Any meet and greet events with Henry Threadgill

VIP Package — $500
– 2 VIP reserved seating pre general sales (First row of main floor Or first row of balcony)
– One signed copy of “In For a Penny, In For a Pound” double vinyl lp (there are 10 copies available)
– 2 passes to workshop April 7th
– 8 passes to future Epistrophy Arts and Liminal Sound series concerts
– Any meet and greet events with Henry Threadgill
– Name or logo in program/ event flyers