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MARCH 22: A TRIBUTE TO PAUL MOTIAN

March 22, 2013
MARCH-22-A-TRIBUTE-TO-PAUL-MOTIAN

DOZENS OF JAZZ GREATS GATHER TO CELEBRATE A MASTER DRUMMER, COMPOSER + BANDLEADER
CURATED BY BILL FRISELL + JOE LOVANO

With Joey Baron, Tim Berne, Jakob Bro, Steve Cardenas, Chris Cheek, Ravi Coltrane,
Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Billy Drewes, Bill Frisell, Larry Grenadier, Petra Haden,
Jerome Harris; Billy Hart Quartet with Ethan Iverson, Ben Street, Mark Turner;
Masabumi Kikuchi, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Bill McHenry, Ben Monder, Greg Osby,
Gary Peacock, Ed Schuller, Matt Wilson + more tba

"Paul Motian has inspired all of us who have encountered his magic to be as honest and
expressive as possible in our music." – Joe Lovano

Friday, March 22 (7 pm) brings one of the most eagerly awaited events of the jazz season: an all-star
tribute to the iconic drummer, composer, and bandleader Paul Motian (1931 – 2011). The concert is
co-produced by Hans Wendl and Symphony Space, and takes place in Symphony Space's Peter Jay
Sharp Theatre. Curated by his former trio-mates Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, the program features
many of Motian's close collaborators and peers from the past four decades. Motian passed away on
November 22, 2011 in New York City; March 25 would have been his 82nd birthday.

Members of Paul Motian's distinguished ensembles, such as the early 1980's Quintet, his
longstanding trio with Frisell and Lovano, the Electric Bebop Band, Tethered Moon, and Trio 2000, will
reunite to play his music. They will perform in solos, duos, trios, quartets, quintets and larger
ensembles, with repertoire and program order to be announced. Joshua Jackson, host of "The
Checkout" on WBGO, will serve as MC for the evening.

Joe Lovano describes the event as "an evening of celebration for one of the true Jazz Masters of our
times. As an innovative drummer, composer, collaborator, and band leader, Paul Motian has inspired
all of us who have encountered his magic to be as honest and expressive as possible in our
music.

The program will feature various ensembles that Paul put together through the years with
some of the most creative musicians on the scene today. We will explore some of his timeless
compositions as well as other tunes he loved to play. This night is not to be missed, it will live on as
part of his amazing story and legacy."

To buy tickets to the event click here