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December 14

Jazz Series

Wednesday, December 14, 8–10 p.m.

Co-presented by the SMTD@UMMA and UMMA Jazz Series, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Ellen Rowe premieres her new suite inspired by the Southwest and her experiences as a trail runner there. Joined by Jazz Professor Andrew Bishop on saxophone, Rowe's music will draw on the writings of Georgia O'Keefe, the photography of Ansel Adams, Native American monuments, and pieces in the UMMA permanent collection. The concert will also feature her recent compositions "For That Which Was Living, Lost" and "Denali Pass."

Winner of the Hartford, CT Advocate Readers’ Poll for Best Acoustic Jazz, Ms. Rowe has performed at jazz clubs and on concert series throughout the U.S., as well as touring in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland, and Australia. Her compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by jazz ensembles and orchestras around the world, including the Village Vanguard Orchestra, BBC Jazz Orchestra, U.S. Navy Commodores, Berlin and NDR Radio Jazz Orchestras, London Symphony, DIVA, and the Perth Jazz Orchestra. Her big band compositions are currently published by Sierra Music Publications.

The SMTD@UMMA concert series is made possible in part by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund. The monthly UMMA Jazz Series, curated by UM Associate Professor Adam Unsworth, presents outstanding local jazz artists and is made possible by the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Performing Arts