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Renowned New York jazz artists to push boundaries at Turner Jazz Center

October 29, 2011
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The Zodiac Trio, the rhythmic core of the New York based jazz/new music group The Zodiac Ensemble, will perform at Turner Jazz Center

On October 29th, the Turner Jazz Center will present a groundbreaking concert in its yearly series. The upcoming performance by The Zodiac Trio, the rhythmic core of the New York based jazz/new music group The Zodiac Ensemble, will push listeners' definitions of jazz as an art form. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.

The Zodiac Trio believes the triangle is the strongest shape for group truth-seeking. The band wishes to create awareness of our interconnected reality through the combination of sound and time. The Trio experiments with classic song forms as well as performing genre-blending new works. Their style is informed by jazz, folk music of India, honesty, and American Top 40.

Band members include:

  • Glenn Zaleski (keyboards), a native of Boylston, Mass., who was recently named a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competion.
  • Colin Stranahan (drumset) has performed throughout the world with Herbie Hancock, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joni Mitchell, and many others.
  • Karl McComas-Reichl (bass), of Iowa City, is a co-founder of Strange Cage, a small poetry press and record label.

Seating will be limited an audience of 100 audience. Tickets may be reserved through the Drake Box Office at 515-271-3841. Tickets reserved and picked prior to the concert date will be only $8; day-of-concert tickets will be $10. Students may purchase remaining seating for $2, beginning fifteen minutes before the concert.

The state-of-the-art Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center was constructed thanks to a $1.5 million dollar gift by Drake alumnus and retired senior chairman of McDonald's Corp. Fred Turner.

For more information, contact the Turner Jazz Center's event coordinator Devin van Holsteijn at turnerjazz@drake.edu, or 515-271-3110.