JWQ Showcase 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

USA: Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom Plays Emily Dickinson Friday, March 31 @ 2:00pm Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall

The School of Jazz, College of Performing Arts
at the New School

presents

Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom
Plays Emily Dickinson


A new work for jazz quartet and spoken word, 21st-century soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson. 

Friday, March 31 @ 2:00pm
Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall
Arnhold Hall, 4th floor
55 West 13th Street, NYC

Jane Ira Bloom   soprano sax
Dawn Clement   piano
Mark Helias   bass
Bobby Previte   drums
w/ actor  Deborah Rush


free admission

Wild Lines was made possible by Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works Program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Foundation.
 

2016 Jazz Journalists Association Winner for Soprano Saxophonist of the Year

“The poet of the soprano saxophone ”
- Brian Priestley, Jazzwise

There’s no one like her. Anywhere.”
- Gene Seymour

 


Award winning soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom presents “Wild Lines,” her new work for jazz quartet and spoken word, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Bloom’s reimagining of Dickinson was ignited when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser, reaffirming Bloom’s intuitive connection to the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s writing. Join us for a collaboration across time between two pioneering women artists - one a 19th century visionary poet, the other a 21st century jazz musician. Poetry recitation from actor Deborah Rush will echo and intermingle with music performed by Bloom’s quartet featuring jazz artists Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass), and Bobby Previte (drums).  “Wild Lines” first premiered in concert at the poet’s home in Amherst, MA then came to the Kennedy Center and premiered in New York City at the NYPL for the Performing Arts @ Lincoln Center in October 2016. It was made possible by Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works Program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Foundation.