Carnegie Hall and Boom Collective present: Jakob Bro & Friends with Midori Takada, Joe Lovano, Wadada Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell, and Andrew Cyrille
“Danish guitarist Jakob Bro creates magical music, impossible to categorize or capture.” — DownBeat
Guitarist Jakob Bro is deeply honored to appear in a momentous November 11 concert at Carnegie Hall. The evening will feature Bro in dialogue with an extraordinary cast of legends: drummer Andrew Cyrille, ambient composer Midori Takada, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, pianist Marilyn Crispell and woodwind master Joe Lovano.
“I always dreamt of playing at Carnegie Hall,” remarks Bro. “The concert will be improvised, with solos, duos, trios and larger groupings too. The idea is to capture the intimacy and authenticity of each performer by not giving them any instructions at all, other than when and with whom to play. Creating music like this with no safety net in a place like Carnegie Hall is very scary, but it suits the music, accepting whatever the moment brings in terms of sounds, stories and interplay.”
Jakob Bro & Friends follows on the heels of another milestone for the Copenhagen-based guitarist and composer: an annual stint at the historic Village Vanguard as a leader, beginning in 2020 and happening every year since. (The Vanguard is 40 or so blocks south of Carnegie Hall.) Those memorable engagements have found Bro mixing it up with Andrew Cyrille, Joe Lovano and other cherished collaborators. No doubt the guitarist will endow his Carnegie Hall performance with the intimate spirit and dynamic of the bandstand, bringing his improviser’s art to one of the world’s most magnificent stages.
Single tickets available from Thursday, August 3 via Carnegiehall.org
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