CompCord Jazz Ensemble will perform as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxx Creative Music Series

CompCord Jazz Ensemble, part of the new music organization Concordance of composerswill perform Friday, April 15 as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxx Creative Music Series at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, West 137th and Malcolm X Blvd.

CompCord Jazz Ensemble focuses on performing contemporary jazz compositions written specifically for this star line-up. The group also showcases young talent in their YoungLion program as well as season professionals, creating an atmosphere of experimentation and learning.

YoungLion guests include saxophonists Kurt Krakovsky and David Hovanisyan.

Composers: Steve Carrington, Dan Cooper, Franz Hackl, Laurence Goldman,

Valery Ponomarev, Gene Pritsker, Jay Rodriguez, Melissa Slocum.

CompCord Jazz Ensemble will perform as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxx Creative Music Series

PERFORMANCE DETAILS:

CompCord Jazz Ensemble at Harlem Jazz Boxx

Friday, April 15, 2022

7 p.m. ET

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

59 137th West (Blvd. Malcolm X)

New York, NY 10037

TICKETS

All tickets are $20 per person

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CompCord Jazz Ensemble (CCJE)

Valery Ponomarev – trumpet (Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Max Roach, Benny Golson)

Franz Hackl – trumpet (Ido, Craig Harris, Outreach Orchestra)

Jay Rodriguez – sax (Groove Collective, Celia Cruz, Gil Evans Band)

Steve Carrington – sax (Cyrus Chestnut, Kenny Garrett, Kool & the Gang)

Pritsker Gene – guitar (Sound Liberation, Joe Zawinul, Orchestrator for The Matrix Resurrections)

Melissa Slocum – bass (DIVA, Don Byron, Frank Lacy)

Gerry Brown – drums (Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Diana Ross)

YoungLion:

David Hovanisyan – sax

Kurt Krakovsky – sax

CompCord Jazz Ensemble will perform as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxx Creative Music Series

Staying in rotation for 38 years in New York is a rare feat. In the case of a new music delivery organization, this requires not only diligence and knowledge of past accomplishments, but also an ethic of staying attuned to emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance, founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening, strives to present contemporary music in an innovative way, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Producers Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-host the programs and conduct the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra and Big Band. The associate directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye and Seth Boustead. Composers Concordance has also created a label distributed in Naxos: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Peter Jarvis. The overriding vision of Composers Concordance is to promote contemporary music, composers and new works as a legitimate and respected part of society. Great music performed and well recorded, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.

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