The innovative vocalist and composer, Lola Danza celebrates her project Nadu featuring legendary drummer, Bob Moses (drummer of Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Keith Jarrett, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Bill Frisell and many others) and bassist, John Lockwood (bassist of Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, the Fringe and many more) with visual artists: painter Jacqueline Chachitz and installation artist Meaghan Bates perform Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 8pm at the Water Street Lounge (66 Water St. 718.625.9352 in DUMBO Brooklyn, NY 11201-1048).
The project Nadu infuses two mediums: music and visual art. Nadu celebrates the organic, the spiritual and the primal creation of music and art at its most vulnerable state through improvisation. Nadu allows music and visual art to become one, the painter another member of the band, while the installation artist transforms space and time.
Ms. Danza combines Jazz, Avant-garde, World, Classical, Post Modern Pop and Americana music. Danza's created a new idiom in Jazz. Lola's original compositions evoke images of impressionistic and abstract paintings rich in texture and colour. She sings beautiful flowing melodies and creative improvised lines with effortless mastery, Danza's voice is rich, warm and resonant, with a four-octave range and vast array of vocal techniques. Lola's music reveals a special connection to her soul that cultivates mutual inspiration between the musicians and captivates the audience. Lola has worked with Steve Kuhn, Lewis Nash, Leni Stern, Ben Monder, Mat Maneri, and Shelia Jordan to name a few.
Drummer, composer, artist, poet, dancer, visionary, nature mystic: Bob Moses's life has been a continuous quest for vision, spirit, compassion, growth, and mastery in a multiplicity of art forms. A partial list of stellar musicians Bob Moses has worked and/or recorded with both as a leader and a sideman includes: Charles Mingus, Dave Liebman, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Steve Kuhn, Sheila Jordan, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Frisell, Eddie Gomez, John Scofield, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, Danillo Perez, Gregory Hines, John Medeski, DJ Logic, Pharoah Sanders, and many others. His records have received five stars in Downbeat Magazine
Visual artist, Chachitz, provides intense, bold, thought provoking, raw, complex, innocence - the paint speaks for itself, using its own language. The physical reality of Ms. Chachitz's painting is about exploring the fundamental process of creating, returning to the act of creating with no preconceived notions. Manipulating the canvas, creating and destroying figures and forms, spontaneously flowing with and against all direction - color, texture, shape, and the gestural brush strokes of each motion bring context to chaos.
Meaghan Bates' drawing concerns altering the states of time and space. The mark making is done with the intent to displace time and recognizable space in order to allow for looseness of thought in the viewer and the artist as the work is being made. When interrupted, the fragility of time and common space is evident. Materials such as Kozo paper and pastel or Sumi ink relate directly to the artist's interest in investigating fragility as a universal quality.
Ms. Danza is joined by musicians John Lockwood- Acoustic Bass, Christopher Hoffman- Cello, and Bob Moses- Drums
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