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Isthmus Jazz Series
Ninety Miles Project

Thursday, November 29, 2012
8 pm
Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall

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General Public: $25
Wisconsin Union Member: $21
UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $21
Non UW-Madison Students: $21
UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10


About the Artists

The Ninety Miles Project, a collaboration album and BBC documentary with Stefon Harris (vibraphone and marimba), David Sánchez (saxophone) and Nicholas Payton (trumpet), uses jazz music and Cuban rhythms to bridge the ninety miles between the Florida Keys and Cuba. These three artists joined forces with two of their Cuban counterparts, pianists Rember Duharte and Harold Lopez Nussam, to record the album The Ninety Miles Project, completed in one week in Havana, Cuba. The record is a vehicle to explore the connections between two countries separated politically but united by the common roots of Latin Jazz music. The American members of the ensemble continue to tour the United States.

Four-time Grammy nominated vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris is heralded as “one of the most important young artists in jazz (the Los Angeles Times).” Puertorican born, Grammy award- winning saxophonist David Sánchez is one of the most progressive players on the contemporary scene. Sanchez’s last Concord release, Cultural Survival, topped the critics’ best jazz albums of the year’s lists and garnered accolades from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and more. New Orleans native Nicholas Payton is the son of bassist and sousaphonist Walter Payton. He took up the trumpet at the age of four and by the time he was nine he was playing in the Young Tuxedo Brass Band alongside his father. He studied with Ellis Marsalis and recorded with Wynton Marsalis,  Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and Doc Cheatham, among others.

Music Links, News, Reviews & More

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SPONSORS: The Theater Season is supported in part by a grant from the
Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Wisconsin Union Theater Endowment Fund.

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