Jazz Poetry Month 2022

Uri Gurvich Quartet Kinship

Sunday, May 8
7:00 pm

“Unique and hypnotic” (Stereogum
“Transcends borders” (Los Angeles Times
“Organic, exotic and unpretentiously heartfelt” (Jazz Times)

Released in 2021 Kinship, presents original work influenced by Uri Gurvich’sheritage as the son of Argentinian immigrants in Israel. Featuring a quartet of musicians from Israel, Bulgaria, Argentina, and Cuba—all performing in Pittsburgh for the first time.

Kinship celebrates tribal and familial connections between different cultures and individuals, and shares messages of global unity. The music combines the folkloric traditions while simultaneously feeling out the spaces between various traditions. All with a jazzy and improvised twist. Learn more.

This performance also features poetry collaborations with Vasyl Makhno (Ukraine), Gazmend Kapllani (Albania), and poets from the University of Iowa International Writing Program, Madhu Raghavendra (India), and Pamela Sánchez (Venezuela).

Featured Musicians: Uri Gurvich (saxophone); Leo Genovese (piano); Peter Slavov (bass); and Ronen Itzik (drums)