Winter grey getting you down? Starting next Saturday we've got a good excuse to get out on a winter weekend afternoon and wash some of those dreary feelings away.
SECOND SATURDAYS WITH SONIKORA is a new arts event featuring jazz, improvised music, and special collaborations between artists of different mediums. It's equal parts concert experience and art happening.
Sonikora is our regular feature-- a Rhodes/bass/drums trio that goes on heavy cosmic flights integrating funk, jazz, world music, and ethereal soundscapes. Fans of Alice Coltrane, Medeski Martin & Wood, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock will appreciate the organic quality and rhythmic vitality of their improvisations. Sonikora is: Chris Haas (analog keyboards), Jason Miles (electric bass/percussion) and Robert White (drums). For next Saturday's set they will feature a special guest, saxophonist Hasan Abdur-Razzaq.
Also on this bill is a solo set by Tony Zilincik-- whose work on the tuba is a sublime, bizarre sound world of its own, and Sun Trash--a fabulous improvised music duo with multi-instrumentalists Caleb Miller and Nick Weckman.
Each Second Saturday will conclude with a unique multi-medium experiment, which will double as an incubator for future sets and collaborations. For this one we will have musicians from the previous sets interacting with movement and visual artists. The intent is for a genuine interchange of ideas and energies, not just a live music set with painters and dancers as cool window dressing. There won't be any prior discussion, so there will be a level of mystery and tension about how it will all unfold.
Please join us to help give birth to an authentic Columbus art happening! We are inspired by the examples of historic art collectives like the AACM and B.A.G. to present something fresh, vibrant, and real-
1st Second Saturdays with Sonikora
Saturday Jan. 14th from 3-6 pm.
$5-10 sliding scale admission.
Presented by C.I.C.A.D.A.