Friday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space – 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
Tickets: $30/$25 seniors/$35 day of show
Shunzo Ohno, one of the most versatile and influential trumpeters in modern jazz, presents ReNew, his 16th album as a leader. Joining Ohno is an ensemble of paramount musicians including bassist Mark Egan, drummer Billy Kilson, pianist David Berkman, keyboardist Clifford Carter, and tabla master, Ray Spiegel.
ReNew injects elements of traditional jazz, hip hop, spoken word, and free jazz, creating a tapestry of modern jazz that is distinctly Shunzo Ohno. The release embraces a diverse spectrum of generations, masterful interplay, and interpretations of music. Each of the compositions confronts life’s uncharted circumstances both on global and personal conditions, illuminating vigor, dignity, hope and freedom with a renewed spirit. With “recovery to discovery” in mind, the genre-defying album is a testament to those affected by catastrophic events that have taken place throughout the world including the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Northeastern Japan.
The concert performance will begin with the documentary film, Never Defeated: The Shunzo Ohno Story, which is based on Ohno’s powerful life experiences. The music for the film centers on Ohno’s International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize award-winning song, “Musashi.“
To purchase tickets, please visit Symphony Space’s website.