Domino Ensemble - October 3
Jazz and New Music Mix: The Domino Ensemble performs at UTC, Thursday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Imagine a musical trio made up of a jazz bassist, jazz drummer, and a classically-trained musician who plays clarinets, soprano saxophone, laptop computer, and writes music. Add in that this multi-instrumentalist composer is from Argentina, and the bassist and drummer teach in the Jazz Studies program at UT-Knoxville. These musicians make up the Domino Ensemble, based in Knoxville, and they will at UTC in the Cadek Recital Hall on Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is welcomed.
Their music tends toward jazz; the description of their album Purple Ego (CD-Baby) reads: “Out-of-the box sounds that fuse jazz, tango, free improvisation and classical music.” The mission of the Domino Ensemble is the promotion, commission and performance of new music. Through workshops and performances of new and commissioned compositions by young student composers, the Domino Ensemble serves as a unique bridge between young creative artists, their communities and future audiences.
In its trio formation, the performers include Jorge Variego (clarinets, soprano saxophone, electronics and compositions), Rob Linton (double bass) and Hunter Deacon (drum set).
The concert at UTC is sponsored by the Ruth S. Holmberg Professor of American Music, and the Department of Performing Arts. The program will include selections from the Domino Ensemble’s latest album Purple Ego, along with works by student composers and world premieres.
For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan McNair, (423) 425-4679.