Events

Classic Jazz

You’re a classical composer living in Norway. That means you must exclusively like Edvard Grieg or something that sonically references a journey at sea. Well, in the case of Ola Gjeilo, that’s not exactly accurate. The Norwegian-born creative type, who now lives in Manhattan, loves him some jazz, especially cats like Keith Jarrett. When Gjeilo isn’t writing gorgeous compositions for world-recognized ensembles such as the Phoenix Chorale, he’s swinging hard and vamping deep on the keys.

Gjeilo will team up with local reed player Ted Belledin for a live performance. Together, the two accomplished musicians will play improvised numbers that may teeter on the territory of all of those classic ECM trio sessions that Jarrett has done over the years.


Mon., April 26, 7:30 p.m., 2010
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Steve Jansen
Contact: Steve Jansen