Sunday, November 13, 2011

Arts Council Performance--Friday, November 18

The Solley Theater on the second floor of the Arts Council of Princeton is one of the best places in town to hear live music. We'll be playing a mix of our sustainable standards and new material--all locally composed. Music starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students/members/seniors.
      Steve Hiltner on tenor sax and clarinet, Ron Connor on the beautiful Arts Council grand piano, and Jerry D'Anna on acoustic bass.
       The Arts Council is at 102 Witherspoon St.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Performances Feature Note Up-cycling Demos

This month, during two Princeton performances of its original jazz and latin compositions, the Sustainable Jazz Ensemble will demonstrate the art of musical note recycling. Tonight, Thursday, Nov. 3, we'll be at the Labyrinth Bookstore, down in the book-lined basement.

Friday, Nov. 18 at 8pm we'll perform a concert at the Arts Council of Princeton, with their beautiful grand piano.

The group specializes in the so-called "upcycling" of notes, which involves utilizing well-worn C's, B flats, G sharps, what have you, to fashion fresh, new melodies. Our sophisticated jazz technology allows us to even utilize an occasional C flat or B sharp--notes that might otherwise sadly end up in a landfill. As is well known, most note recycling these days is done by iPods and other mechanical devices. To see a Sustainable Jazz Ensemble performance is to witness an updated form of ancient note recycling techniques, performed by real people operating real note-regenerating instruments.

In a culture where so much goes to waste, it can be satisfying to hear notes getting recycled in melodious ways at sometimes dizzying speeds, right before your very ears. Audience members are encouraged to bring spare musical notes for recycling. All scale tones, numbers 1-7, are accepted.