Tuesday, April 3, 2018

USA: KU Jazz Ensemble-"Palos Nuevos: The Jazz/Flamenco Project" @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, April 29, 2018 3:00 PM

 "Palos Nuevos: The Jazz/Flamenco Project" which the KU Jazz Ensemble I premiered in Spring 2017. Composed by Dan Gailey and choreographed by Michelle Heffner Hayes, "Palos Nuevos" emulates the flamenco tradition of dialogue between dancer and musician, and the practice of trading fours in jazz improvisation. The suite features Hayes, chair of the KU Department of Dance, performing the baile (dance); Steve Leisring, professor of trumpet, playing the cante (voice); flamenco guitarist Beau Bledsoe as the toque (guitar); and Brandon Draper, KU music lecturer, performing on percussion.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

New work extends the jazz-flamenco connection