Concert: In Memory of Larry Karush: An Intimate Evening with Two Jazz Masters, Myra Melford and Marty Ehrlich
Saturday, February 8, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Music Rehearsal Room PAB
This event is open to the public.
In Memory of Larry Karush: An Intimate Evening with Two Jazz Masters, Myra Melford and Marty Ehrlich
Larry Karush, a member of the Reed class of 1968, was a renowned pianist, composer, and educator.
Marty Ehrlich is critically acclaimed as both composer and player, and equally fluent on clarinet, saxophone, and flutes. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Composition, the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Residency at Harvard University, composition grants from Chamber Music America and NYFA, Clarinetist of the Year from the Jazz Journalist Association, and a Distinguished Alumni award from NEC. Ehrlich is currently associate professor of jazz and contemporary music at Hampshire College.
Pianist and composer Myra Melford has always combined the personal and the poetic. Her wide-ranging palette expands from the piano to the harmonium and electronic keyboards or to amplifying barely audible sounds in the piano’s interior. In 2013, she was named a Guggenheim Fellow and received both the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Performing Artist Award and a Doris Duke Residency to Build Demand for the Arts at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She was also the winner of the 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts for Music and has been honored numerous times in DownBeat’s critics’ poll since 1991.
Together they perform as the Melford/Ehrlich Duo.
For more information, contact Sarah Dodson.
Submitted by David Schiff.
Posted on Jan 27, 2014
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