"Rosewoman's powerful yet creative brand of percussive piano work is fascinating. Whether it's a loose, relaxed blues theme or a wild and fiery avant-garde episode, this piano trio excites.” –Los Angeles Times
Michele Rosewoman's 'Time in Textures' Trio
Michele Rosewoman, piano
Liberty Ellman, guitar
Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Born in Oakland, California, Michele Rosewoman studied jazz with pianist Ed Kelly. Later studies in percussion led her to ancient Caribbean folkloric idioms. Over the span of two decades, Rosewoman stands out in her class as a visionary bandleader, composer and performer. As a vanguard jazz artist and pianist, firmly grounded in tradition, she deftly fuses acoustic modern jazz, funk, electric fusion and Afro Cuban elements, to deliver unforgettable, transcendent musical experiences.
In the Bay Area, she performed with her own ensembles and with fellow jazz innovators: Julian Priester, Julius Hemphill, Baikida Carroll and Oliver Lake. In New York, she formed new ensembles and continued to present her music with collaborators Rufus Reid, Reggie Workman, Freddie Waits, James Spaulding, Billy Hart, Carlos Ward and the inimitable master drummer/vocalist from Cuba, the late Orlando "Puntilla" Rios, and others. Rosewoman's innovative projects garnered critical acclaim and major awards and recognitions. Known for bringing together some of the most inventive voices in jazz, including MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Miguel Zenon, Steve Coleman, Greg Osby, Gary Thomas, Steve Wilson, Mark Shim, Robin Eubanks, Kenny Davis, Terri Lyne Carrington and others, many have cited that working with Rosewoman made an indelible mark on their artistic development as musicians, composers and bandleaders.
Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 day of show