November 3rd, 2017 – InDIGenous Jazz Series presents Nestle and Lovely Socialite

November 3rd, 2017 – InDIGenous Jazz Series presents Nestle and Lovely Socialite

The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, co-sponsoring with the Madison Music Collective and Wisconsin Union Theater, will highlight two local groups presenting original music.

Leading off this double-header concert is the experimental trio Nestle, which includes local bassist Rob Lundberg, in the premiere performance of their new GMJC-commissioned suite, “Bird Song.” This unique new suite uses archived sounds from the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology as the music’s primary generative element. In addition to Mr. Lundberg, Nestle members include Twin Ports-based guitarist Cyrus Pireh and Chicago-based percussionist and electronics artist Ryan Packard. They’ve been together as a band for two years and have developed a flexible free-flowing turn-on-a-dime improvisational rapport. This first set is being presented in association with the Terra Incognita environmental art series,

The second set features the quirky Madison-based sextet Lovely Socialite, whose bold and intricate compositions combine the aesthetics of modern jazz with contemporary classical, driving rock, and hip hop.  Often compared to Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, its members include Corey Murphy (trombone, electronics), Abe Sorber (vibraphone, drums), Pat Reinholz (electric cello, electronics), Brian Grimm (pipa, gaohu, guzheng, cello, electronics), Ben Willis (double bass, electronics), and Mike Koszewski (drums, percussion).  For this concert, they will perform works composed by the band’s members over the past few years.

The Fall 2017 InDIGenous Jazz concert series is made possible by grants from Dane Arts (with additional funds from the Ednres Mfg. Company Foundation, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation), the Madison Arts Commission (with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board), the Evjue Foundation (charitable arm of The Capital Times), and the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, with media support from Isthmus and WORT-FM.

Fredric March Play Circle, 7:30pm, Free admission.

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