We at The Jazz Gallery are pleased to announce the premiere dates for the 2018 Jazz Gallery Fellowship projects from Jaleel Shaw and Lage Lund. Shaw will present his work at The Jazz Gallery on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, while Lund will present his on Friday, November 30, and Saturday December 1.
Both players have used this opportunity to follow an intuitive compositional path, responding to a variety of inspirations, starting from their residencies at the Marcel Breuer House at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Pocantico Center. Shaw writes of his project: “I wrote about anything that came to mind while being in the house alone… the state of the world… being in an isolated area, not really having much physical contact with anyone… as well as the things I saw outside of the huge window in the living room of the house.”
The extended writing process has allowed Lund to try out new ideas in his compositions. “I have a dozen or so pieces that are ranging from sketches to fully through composed pieces,” says Lund. “I’m finding out how they will fit together structurally and am for the first time considering the idea of adding lyrics. I was reading the letters of Kurt Vonnegut while in Pocantico and his voice became a integral part of the process.”
Tickets for each Fellowship premiere set are $25 general admission ($10 for Jazz Gallery members), $35 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) and can be purchased at this link. We hope to see you at the Gallery in November and December for these exciting concerts of new work.