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Winter Fest: Counterpoint with Ukraine

Jazzmeia Horn with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Thu, Feb 16

7:30pm Pacific / Mayer Theater, Santa Clara University

A winner of both the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, Jazzmeia Horn is one of the premiere vocal talents in modern jazz. Jazzmeia will perform arrangements from her most recent album, Dear Love, accompanied by the Marcus Shelby Orchestra and featuring internationally recognized Ukrainian trumpeter Dennis Adu.

Dennis Adu Quintet

Sat, Feb 18

8pm Pacific / SJZ Break Room

Composer, arranger, and educator Dennis Adu is one of Ukraine’s most in-demand trumpet players. Dennis’s Winter Fest set will be his first for an American audience, and include an appearance by saxophonist Borys Mohylevskyi, a prominent voice in Kyiv’s improvised scene. They will be supported by bassist Marcus Shelby, pianist Luis Peralta and drummer Ben Espocito.

Winter Fest: Counterpoint with Ukraine

Vadim Neselovskyi: Odesa

Sun, Feb 19

5:30pm Pacific / SJZ Break Room

Whether as a pianist, composer, improviser, soloist or bandleader, Vadim Neselovskyi creates music that is truly inspired and wholly unique. Hear his musical breadth and deft touch during an intimate solo performance of Odesa, an ode to his hometown that has served as an evocative  reminder of Ukraine's beauty and cultural legacy in the months since the Russian invasion. 

Winter Fest: Counterpoint with Ukraine

Orrin Evans

Wed, Feb 22

7:30pm Pacific / Hammer4

Across 20 albums as bandleader, pianist Orrin Evans has showcased an authoritative mastery of his instrument and deep assimilation of the fundamentals. A deft tune deconstructor, he traverses a broad timeline of the vocabularies of swinging, blues-infused hardcore jazz and spiritual jazz/avant garde jazz traditions as well as the Euro-canon. 

Winter Fest: Counterpoint with Ukraine

Kassa Overall

Wed, Feb 22

9pm Pacific / SJZ Break Room

Kassa Overall is a jazz musician, emcee, singer, producer and drummer, a product of New York City’s jazz scene who melds avant-garde experimentation with hip-hop production techniques to tilt the nexus of jazz and hip-hop in unmapped directions. His output reflects a panoramic musical background, from West Coast G-Funk to the sounds of the New York underground.

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