600 Museum Way Bentonville, Arkansas 72712 479-225-2306 [map]
Fayetteville Jazz Collective
The Nine-Piece “Little Big Band”
The Great Hall at Crystal Bridges hosts this evening of classic standard and original arrangements from N.W. Arkansas’s premiere ensemble. Program will include introductory remarks from NAJS Executive Director regarding the state of jazz in the region and the world.
This event is being jointly presented as part of the Crystal Bridges ArtInfusion Series.
NAJS Summer Jazz Series: Aaron Goldberg/Ali Amr Duo - 3 p.m.
922 E Emma Ave Springdale, Arkansas 72764 479-225-2306 [map]
Aaron Goldberg/Ali Amr Duo
Aaron Goldberg is hailed as one of top jazz pianists in the world. Several years ago Aaron met Ali Amr, a 25 year old qanun player and vocalist from the Palestinian city of Ramallah. Amr combines an eminent background in traditional Arabic music with the jazz education that he received at Berklee College of Music. Aaron and Ali have performed together in recent years constructing musical and cultural bridges, as well as considering the politics of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Both performers are as articulate on their instruments as they are at explaining the power and communicative nature of music. Their unique duet entwines the sound-worlds of their respective instruments and improvisational traditions along with informative and eloquent dialogue.
August 17, 2016
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art ,