The Red Room proudly welcomes Irish master-composer-performer and decorated High Zero veteran Jennifer Walshe, performing in duo formation with local wiseguy M.C. Schmidt and watching, delighted, Headband (AKA local tape maestro Duncan Moore) journey to the heart of the evening. Want to know more? Stay tuned!
as always, doors at 8:30, show at 9
"...Burton is a lounge queen, animal imitator, lawdy mama--she's terrific!...profound incoherence..."--R.J. Smith, Village Voice
"...one of the great foundation improvisors of America..."--LaDonna Smith, Red Mountain Post
"...a performance artist of singular, non-assaultive, exploratory talent..."--Porter Anderson, Tampa Tribune
Extended vocalist/holistic/sound/movement/energy worker/performance artist JILL BURTON was a professional ballerina, modern dancer, dance teacher and accompanist, and free improvisor in Gainesville FL during the 1970s. In 1978, she traveled to San Francisco where she met for the first time her life-long collaborators Davey Williams and LaDonna Smith, and connected for the first time to a larger, world-wide community of free improvisors. She lived in Manhattan's East Village from 1981-1991 where she was very active as part of the downtown experimental music/dance/performance art scene; including co-founding, w/Rain Worthington, the band HIZOHI (which also included Jane Scarpantoni, Yuval Gabay, and Kumiko Kimoto). She has been privileged to work with and learn from artists from the Peking Opera, the Noh Theater, and Alaska Native Tlingit dancers and storytellers.In other words, she’s badass. See http://www.jillburton.net
She's joined in this great show by two pretanatural talents on their instruments, modern-classical/improvisor Patrick Crossland (trombone) and Jack Wright (reeds), to some the greatest living exponent of that ineffable mercury-like (non)context known as "free playing." Should be an amazing trio of mind-blowing experimental musicials.