26 February 2011

March 4 Democracy Center

Tom Hall tenor sax, Kit Demos double bass, Ashley Addington flute, Rachel Arnold cello, Pam Marshall French horn, Todd Brunel clarinets.
Completing their three concert cycle, the duo of Rachel Arnold and Ashley Addington will once again grace our stage at the Democracy Center, bringing a program that will include newly commissioned works as well as 'Enchanted Preludes' by Elliot Carter.
The Vortex is also proud to present tenor saxophonist Tom Hall and bassist Kit Demos. Tom Hall has enjoyed a long and varied career as one of the most influential improvisers in the New England area. He has worked with such projects as club d'Elf, the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Bruce Katz and is on the faculty of Brandeis University.
Bassist Kit Demos works frequently with such artists as drummer John McClellan, cellist Junko Simons, guitarist Jeff Platz and alto saxophonist Jim Hobbs. He is the director of the Avant jazz Series in Lewiston, ME and is a New England Foundation for the Arts Grant Recipient.
Joining the artist will be fellow Vortex regulars Pam Marshall on french horn and clarinetist Todd Brunel.

10 February 2011

Our First Zumix show!

Friday February 25 at 8:30
Zumix, 260 sumner St
E. Boston, MA 02128
$10 suggested donation
Wheel Chair Accessible

Glenn Dickson, microtonal clarinet

The bandleader of Naftule's Dream and Shirim Klezmer Orchestra. Glenn has toured and recorded with Hypnotic Clambake, Joe Maneri, Taximi (Greek). Featured on the soundtracks of the feature films "A Stranger Among Us" (Sidney Lumet) and "Deconstructing Harry" (Woody Allen).

John McLellan, percussionist

John has toured and recorded with some of the most influential names in modern improvisation including: Pandelis Karyorgis, Blaise Siwula, Matt Maneri and has an extensive discography. A frequent feature with the Vortex Series, John mixes a blend of groove and poly-rhythm.

Dennis Shafer and the Chagall Performance Arts Collaborative

Hailed by the Boston Globe as “Brilliant,” Dennis has collaborated with the New England String ensemble and is the artistic director of the Chagall Performance Arts Collaborative. He will be performing with his Boston Sound-painting Ensemble that features an extensive line up.

Rachel Arnold Cello and Ashley Addington Flute

A brilliant and highly virtuosic duo that actively commission new works for the flute and cello.
Giving a wide variety of concerts throughout the Us and abroad, the two performers continue to stun audiences with a remarkable command of the repertoire.