Concert, 7:00 p.m., Lower Rotunda
Taking a personal approach to the jazz tradition, the Mark Dresser Quartet will explore the beauty of melody, harmony, rhythmic invention, and cyclical form. Featuring internationally renowned improviser, performer, and composer, Mark Dresser, a pioneer pianist, improvisational drummer, and Swedish percussionist, this concert aims to blur the boundaries between pitch, noise, and form through improvisation, synergy, and collaboration.
The Museum has selected three nationally recognized musicians: Danny Green, Joshua White, and Mark Dresser for the Jazz Residency Project. During their residencies, each musician will explore a single topic or theme critical to their work over the course of three concerts. Each concert includes a unique repertoire and ensemble. Mark will perform three concerts on August 15, August 22, and August 29.
The Mark Dresser Quartet is:
Mark Dresser – Bass/composer
Denman Maroney – Hyperpiano
Kjell Nordeson – Drums
David Boroff – Violin
On these Thursday evenings, the galleries will be open until 9:00 p.m, and snacks and beverages will be available from a no-host bar.
Free after Museum admission.