Jazz Composer Henry Threadgill Debuts New Piece at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Fri 1/11 @ 7:30PM

Composer/sax player Henry Threadgill’s music is rooted in jazz, but he’s been known since early in his career for stretching, experimenting and incorporating elements from other genres of music. He was an early member of Chicago’s legendary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), founded in 1965 and continuing to this day.

The list of collaborations and projects he’s been involved in over his nearly six decades in music is lengthy, and his never-flagging creativity earned him the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album In for a Penny, In for a Pound, featuring music he composed, performed by his group Zooid.

When he performs at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Zooid, augmented by the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, will perform the world premiere of a new work composed as part of the Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion program of commissioned works which will be showcased at CMA.

Tickets are $25, $22 for CMA members.


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