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Harlem Jazz Series - Peter Apfelbaum

  • Greater Calvary Baptist Church 43-55 West 124th Street New York NY 10027 USA (map)

A product of the Berkeley Schools' pioneering Jazz Project, multi-instrumentalist, Peter Apfelbaum began performing professionally while in his early teens. Apfelbaum aligns himself with the "restructuralists" (Braxton's word), like Braxton himself, Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Karl Berger, Ed Wilkerson, Tim Berne, Doug Wieselman, Carla Bley, Warren Smith, Julius Hemphill, Leo Smith, Arvo Paart, Sam Rivers, Ron Miles, Oliver Lake, Gina Leishman, Pierre Dorge, Bob Moses, John Zorn, Anthony Davis and others who, in the aftermath of the explosion of musical structure in the sixties, are putting the pieces back together in different ways. "My vocabulary reflects the fact that I started life as a drummer and was trained as a sub-teenager in jazz theory, blues, gospel music. As a teenager, I was inundated with jazz, African and Latin music, was involved in group improvisation on a regular basis, listened to a lot of 20th century classical music, worked in R&B, reggae, blues, Latin, African, Jazz, Funk, Middle Eastern and Indian bands, and for as long as I can remember, have been fascinated by how sounds fit together."

Featuring:  Peter Apfelbaum - saxophone

First set: 7pm - 7:45pm; 15 min break; Second set: 8pm - 8:45pm

Cost: $20

Earlier Event: October 16
Harlem Jazz Series - Darrell Green Trio
Later Event: October 23
Harlem Jazz Series - Andrae Murchison