Jazz: Han Bennink and Mary Oliver @ 2739 Edwin
Han Bennink returns to one of his favorite cities with his partner and Instant Composers Pool collaborator Mary Oliver on violin and viola. Two of the outstanding musicians of our time, Han and Mary can careen from swinging chamber jazz to the furthest reaches of free improv.
Han first came to notice as the young Dutch drummer of choice for Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins and Eric Dolphy. Since the early 60′s, he has been a leading figure of the European avant garde, forming ICP with pianist Misha Mengelberg and performing with Peter Brotzmann, Fred Van Hove and Alexander von Schlippenbach. Over the last several decades, his amazing virtuosity has graced work by Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, Derek Bailey and Eugene Chadbourne.
Mary Oliver is a California native who attend Mills College. In addition to working with ICP and improvising greats like Evan Parker, George Lewis and Phil Minton, Mary has an impressive Classical/New Music career that has seen her debut works by Morton Feldman, John Cage and Iannis Xenakis.
Where: 2739 Edwin, Detroit
When: Friday, January 23, Doors 8:00PM
Tix: $10.00-$12.00 suggested donation