World Jazz Premiere

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City Presents

International Jazz Poetry Month 2017

Week 3

Coming to Pittsburgh direct from Poland, the musicians of LAM will perform two nights of solos and one as an ensemble.

Friday, September 22nd: Wacław Zimpel has been praised by the The New York Times as a “musical chameleon” and by All About Jazz as “one of the most promising musicians on the European continent.” He will play a solo concert, improvising to a pre-recorded track. And he will collaborate with COA exiled writer-in-residence Osama Alomar (Syria), Maung Day (Myanmar) and Cave Canem co-founder Toi Derricotte.

Saturday, September 23rd: All 3 musicians play together as a trio. This is inspired music, trancelike in a minimalist mode – dizzyingly polyrythmic and lyrical. We don’t use the word “awesome” often, but this concert is one you shouldn’t miss. In addition to their concert sets, LAM will collaborate with poets Kinga Tóth (Hungary), Maung Day (Myanmar) and Matjaž Pikalo (Slovenia).

Sunday, September 24th: LAM members Hubert Zemler (drums) and Krzysztof Dys (keys) will play extended solos, then collaborate with National Medal of the Arts winner Sandra Cisneros, Matjaž Pikalo (Slovenia), and Pittsburgh writer/activist Leon Ford.

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