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Stone Soup Fundraiser

Thu, Oct 26 - 6pm

Presented by Hawks & Reed

$15 - $20 - $25 - $30

Hawks & Reed Ballroom

All Ages

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Stone Soup Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Greenfield’s own Stone Soup Cafe. Tickets are sliding scale with a suggested donation of $25.

Jason Robinson: The music of American composer, saxophonist, flutist, and scholar Jason Robinson (“rugged and scintillating,” New York Times) thrives in the fertile overlaps between improvisation and composition, acoustic music and electronics, tradition and experimentalism. Initially a devotee of post-1960s jazz and creative music, Robinson is celebrated for bringing together various historical directions in jazz–bebop, post-bop, the avant-garde–with an improvisatory and compositional sensibility drawn from and extending the languages of John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Lester Young. His musical interests, however, span far and wide. Born in 1975, he is a critically acclaimed distinctive voice in a generation of creative musicians in equal dialogue with jazz, popular music, experimental music, and electronic music.

Matan Rubinstein is a composer, pianist, electronic musician and sound designer, active in a variety of contexts and modalities: from concert works for orchestra and chamber groups, to Jazz and other forms of improvised music, to Acousmatic music from speakers. Many of his works are a result of collaborative efforts, making music for dance, theater, film, television, art installation and interactive media. As a pianist, Matan has shared stages, toured and recorded with people from a wide array of practice and style: from contemporary concert music chamber music to Rhythm And Blues; from improvising with members of Chicago’s AACM to New York’s Downtown scene. Originally from Jerusalem, Israel, Matan has lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY and Madison, WI, where he received a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin in music composition, and now lives in the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, and is Associate Professor of music at Emerson College in Boston.

Gary Fieldman: Percussionist, Composer Gary Fieldman began his musical career playing to Beatles records on his parents chairs. He eventually got a real drum set which led on to a lifelong interest in jazz and the European classical musical traditions. He has performed for many years in the percussion section of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and is a founding member of Know Orchestra, a small chamber ensemble for which he also composes. His recordings in jazz and related forms, are “Field Effect” the Gary Fieldman Quartet, Grasp the Swallow’s Tail, Deleted Scene, and Mom ‘s Clock all recorded at The Rotary Records. Prolific as a sideman, he can be found, among many other recordings, on Joel Yennior’s Big City Circus (2010) which Nat Hentoff described as “Soul music beyond categories.” Gary has organized fundraisers to benefit Darfur, and Haiti with the UUSC and Habitat For Humanity as recipients respectively. His art is now fueled by the knowledge that there are things greater than the art itself.

Wes Brown, has the distinction of having played with artists from three different centuries. Wes toured the world with legendary pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines, and has played with such iconoclasts as Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, and Anthony Davis. His versatile work on bass, keyboard, and African flute is documented on numerous recordings.


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