Take your sweetheart to hear some live music
Remember to treat your valentine with something special on February 14 - we think that a pair of tickets to a concert is a perfect idea. Claudia Acuña, Joey Calderazzo, Branford Marsalis, and Miguel Zenón all have tour dates coming up, so check out their schedules and see if they will be performing somewhere near your home. Or might we suggest a romantic trip to San Juan, Savannah or New Orleans? Read more »
Doug Wamble To Explore The World Of William Faulkner Thanks To Composition Grant
Publication: Jazz Times
Author: Marsalis Music
Congratulations are in order to Marsalis Music artist Doug Wamble, who recently learned that he had been awarded a New Works grant from Chamber Music America. The grant program, which supports the creation of new music by established ensembles with a history of performing original music featuring jazz improvisation, will allow Wamble to compose an extended piece for his working quartet plus horns that provides a sound portrait of the fictional world of William Faulkner.
In his winning proposal, Wamble explains that he wants to explore “the dichotomy of being an intellectual who is rooted in the down home elements of the South,” a combination that has made Wamble’s previous creations so singular. Wamble’s recent appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in his native Tennessee was only the latest example of how his vocals, guitar, compositions and quartet performances cut across stylistic boundaries and unite listeners with divergent tastes. He will be working on the new piece over the summer, and we will update as plans for public performances, a requirement of the grant, develop. Doug Wamble can currently be heard on his Marsalis Music CDs Country Libations and Bluestate.