Lisle Atkinson's NEO BASS Ensemble, a unique, multi-bass ensemble, features the bass as lead" instrument, putting the full range of the double bass on display: from lead instrument, harmonic front line, solo and rhythm section. Founded by well- respected leader, Lisle Atkinson
and his wife and fellow bassist, Karen Atkinson
, The NEO BASS Ensemble's annual summer fetes at Symphony Space have featured such stellar Jazz names as Ron Carter
and Richard Davis
. In its' 11th year, NEO BASS Meets ELLINGTON celebrates the legendary pianist/composer/conductor, Duke Ellington. Featured are the contrasting piano stylings of three of New York's finest pianists, Valerie Capers, Danny Mixon and NEO BASS Ensemble master pianist, Richard Wyands. The excitement also features Valerie's regular colleague, bassist John Robinson and NEO BASS Ensemble vocalist, Marsha Starkes.
Don't miss this exciting evening of Ellington favorites and Atkinson's unique NEO BASS Ensemble arrangements!Karlisle 1 presents...
Lisle Atkinson's NEO BASS ENSEMBLE
Meets ELLINGTON Joined by special guests pianists
Valerie Capers & Danny Mixon Also featuring
NEO BASS member & pianist, Richards Wyands
FRI., JUNE 10, 2011
Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater
2537 Broadway @ W.95th St., NYC, 212-864-5400
$25 advance/$35 door; $21 members; Students & Seniors $20
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