A Birthday Tribute to a Legendary Light
Guest curator: J. Michael Harrison
Saturday, February 4 | 8pm
$25 in advance, $30 day of show
20% off for patrons in our Ticket Discount Program.
At the crossroads of new beats, microtonal harmonies, eastern melodic inflections and improv concepts, new musical ideas are on the horizon. David Fuze" Fiuzynski and The Planet MicroJam Institute ensemble, with special guest Freedom Bremmer, celebrate Jimi Hendrix's 70th birthday. Hard grooves with eastern influenced melodies will put audiences into a colorful trance. Newly inspired arrangements will focus on pieces like 3rd Stone from the Sun," House Burnin Down," Steppin Stone," as well as original Fuze" pieces influenced by Hendrix. This tribunal configuration will feature Turkish musician Utar Dundarartun on microtonal keyboard and Planet MicroJam known for colliding sonic esthetics from within an increasingly shrinking global village to create music that sounds like a Gauguin paintinga raw, powerful and extremely colorful mixture of eastern and western elements.
Guitarist-composer and leader of the project, David Fuze" Fiuczynski is a current Guggenheim fellow and has worked with luminaries across the spectrum including Jack DeJohnette, Bernie Worrell, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Stewart Copeland, Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid, John Medeski, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Bill Bruford, Hasidic New Wave, Gongzilla, Steve Coleman, Screaming Headless Torsos, and Meshell NdegéOcello among many others.
SCREAMING HEADLESS HENDRIX is David Fiuczynski (fretted and fretless guitars), Kenwood Dennard (drums), Freedom Bremner (vocals), Utar Dundarartun (microtonal keyboards), and Justin Schornstein (bass).
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106