AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
Time: March 31, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Street: 40 W. North Ave
Website or Map: http://www.alphabetcity.org/e…
Event Type: free, concert
Organized By: City of Asylum/Pittsburgh
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2017
Join us for an evening of live jazz with the Thoth Trio!
Labelled as “intense acoustic jazz”, Thoth Trio plays largely original works and lesser-played compositions by composers such as Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Billy Strayhorn, and Sam Rivers. The players in Thoth Trio are at the center of a creative music scene in Pittsburgh, PA. All three have additionally participated in OPEK (Sun Ra-inspired big band), Flexure (electric improvisation and modular composition) and David Throckmorton Quartet (groove-based improvisations). Paul and David at one time formed the core rhythm section of the Maynard Ferguson Big Band; Paul later joined the last Stanley Turrentine Quartet. Ben and David cooperatively run Space Exchange, a weekly series featuring local and international creative musicians. Ben has recorded with Anthony Braxton and organized a festival of Braxton’s music. Paul teaches at Pittsburgh’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and is artist in residence this year at Duquesne University. Ben teaches at Carnegie Mellon University.