Next: Wednesday, December 11| 7 PM
Welcome to poetry reading and open mic night Edgings & Inchings! This gathering takes place on the second Wednesday, and features new guest readers and audience participants each month. The name comes from the Wallace Stevens poem "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven."
December's featured readers are Charles Patterson, Selia Linowes, Lindsay Carey, Nikolaus Kwas, Evan Chin, Teri Hale, and Nikole Jewell - all student poets from the University of Hartford.
Thursday, December 12 | 7 PM
Joe morris & Stephen Haynes, Featuring:
Ingrid Laubrock | Tenor Saxophone
$15/$12 for Members
About Improvisations: Improvisations is curated by musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes, who welcome a different guest each month for a collective improvised performance. With its impressive lineup of world-class musicians, the Improvisations series features the best that the international culture of "Free Music" has to offer, right here in Hartford. The listening environment encourages intimate and deep contact with the music, the musicians, and other audience members.
INGRID LAUBROCK: Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock moved to the United Kingdom in 1989 and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. Laubrock has been acclaimed on both tenor and soprano saxophone, winning the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation as part of the F-ire Collective in 2004, a Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation in 2005 and the SWR German Radio Jazz Price in 2009. Laubrock was commissioned to compose and record for the prestigious New-Jazz Meeting, an annual production by the SWR and an institution since its inception in 1966. Her chosen octet featured Drew Gress, Mary Halvorson, Tom Rainey, Ted Reichman, Liam Noble, Tom Arthurs, Ben David and herself with plans to release their music on Intakt Records in 2013.
Laubrock’s current groups include Anti-House, Sleeptheif, and the Ingrid Laubrock Orchestra. Her latest composition, “Vogelfrei,” was commissioned by the Tricentric Foundation.