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An Evening with Art Lande, Boy/Girl Band, and S-Band
April 4, 2019
Grammy-nominated musician Art Lande is an internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz.
Grammy-nominated musician Art Lande is an internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Mark Isham, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek and many others. He will be performing at the Dairy Arts Center with two of his groups, the Boy-Girl Band and S-Band.
A lot of thought went into the Boy-Girl Band, a Boulder-based collective of four noted musicians who play completely improvised music. “The idea of the band was to get two men and two women who play music really well, and who come from really different points of view in music … and just sit in a room two hours a week and see what music we make,” says longtime Boulder musician Art Lande, who plays drums in the Boy-Girl Band. “We try to blend male and female energies … and just play whatever comes in your head. The things we work on are about just the flow of the energy, making sure everybody tells their story in the music.”
S-Band is a group of musicians that have played together in many different contexts for many years. They are improvisers at heart, and in this band they spontaneously compose the music that may sound like jazz, contemporary classical (new music), salsa, Japanese folk music, or Space Funk. Spoken word and stories are often part of the evening as well.