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Joel Harrison 17: Infinite Possibility—Two New Compositions for Jazz Orchestra
Dec 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $20
Roulette presents the follow up to guitarist and composer Joel Harrison’s first large jazz ensemble recording since 2013. The six pieces of Infinite Possibility explore the intersection of dance grooves with unusual orchestration, improv, and surprising compositional twists and turns, aiming to cajole, inspire, provoke, entertain, and enlighten.
Named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010, Washington, D.C. native Joel Harrison has long been recognized as a highly gifted guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist and songwriter. A survey of Harrison’s body of work would be a bit like spinning a globe and stumbling on regions with names like Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, John McLaughlin, and Charles Ives. Wielding a focused lens and an ever-increasing courage to take risks with his art, Harrison has quickly blossomed from mentorships with Joan Tower, Ali Akbar Khan and Charlie Banacos into one of the most respected artists of his generation.