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Tone Road Ramblers concert
Friday, August 19, 2016
Community Center for the Arts, 202 West Main St., Urbana, IL
Event: The Tone Road Ramblers, concert of improvised music.
Date: Friday, August 19
Place: Community Center for the Arts, 202 West Main St., Urbana, IL
Contact: Robin Kearton
Phone: (217) 384-5150
Admission: Free-will donations to benefit Community Center for the Arts
Morgan Powell: trombone
Ray Sasaki: trumpet
Eric Mandat: clarinet
Howie Smith: saxophones
Jim Staley: trombone
The Tone Road Ramblers are legendary among improvising musicians. Their point of departure is jazz, but their sound embraces traditions from around the world, Western avant-garde, micro-tonality, and sounds yet uncharted. The ensemble had its debut concert in New York City in 1981. Since then the group has performed concerts in New York, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Tampa, Miami, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Austin, and Urbana. They have presented concerts at Festivals in Bucharest, Romania and Latvia, at Merkin Hall, NYC, and at the International Trombone Festival at
Urbana, Illinois. The Ramblers have recorded two LPs and nine CDs. This concert will include discussion and a Q&A session.
Not to be missed by anyone interested in first-rate improvised music!