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Kit Downes: Southern Bodies With Bill Frisell and Musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kit Downes, BBC Jazz Award winner and Mercury Music Award nominee, is a master keyboardist whose boundless musical curiosity has led to genre-defying collaborations with performers and composers around the world. Legendary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell joins him for the world premiere of Southern Bodies featuring Northrop’s historic Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. Rounding out the group is a small ensemble of virtuoso string players from The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for a one-night only performance that tests what the organ can and should be.

“One of the UK jazz scene’s foremost talents on multiple keyboard instruments…[Downes] straddles the line between gestural jazz improvisation and the gravitas of a classical orchestration.”–Downbeat

“[Frisell] is one of the most important and pioneering musicians at work today”—Irish Times

Details

Date:
October 4
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
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Website:
https://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/kit-downes-southern-bodies-2024

Organizers

Northrop
Liquid Music

Venue

Northrop Auditorium
University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota 55455 United States
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Details

Date:
October 4
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/kit-downes-southern-bodies-2024

Organizers

Northrop
Liquid Music

Venue

Northrop Auditorium
University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota 55455 United States
+ Google Map