AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: August 2, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Thunderbird Cafe
Street: 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA 15201
Website or Map: http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Manny Theiner
Latest Activity: Aug 2, 2010
One of the life goals of Ernest Dawkins is to represent the African American cultural experience through his music. One of Chicago's premier jazz saxophonists, he has recorded eleven CDs on labels such as Delmark and Silkheart, and is the founder and leader of his own group, New Horizons Ensemble, showcasing their unique combination of jazz, bebop, swing, and avant garde. The Chicago Tribune describes them as " a band with an uncommon versatility that erupts into new music bursts of dissonance and color. This band can enlighten an audience while enthralling it."
Dawkins has worked with music greats including Ramsey Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Lester Bowie, Ed Wilkerson, Henry Threadgill, Amina Claudine Myers, Anthony Braxton, Jack McDuff, Don Moye, Jerry Butler, and The Dells. He has performed in South Africa and Mozambique, and composed music for the documentary film "Malcolm" in 1995 under the direction of Alan Siegal. Dawkins currently serves as chairman of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), the oldest musicians collective of its kind in the United States.
Opening the show will be the local duo of Lee Robinson and Ed Tarzia. This show is part of the Summer Jazz Mondays Series - tickets are $15 from the Thunderbird site and $20 at the door. The upstairs club area will be non-smoking.