What do jazz and the music of Bach have in common? Quite a lot, it turns out. The Tabard Inn will be hosting a wonderful evening of discussion, illustrated with music, on the relationship between Bach’s fantastical fugues and the journey of jazz. Accompanied by hors d’ oeuvres and reception-style fare, two internationally known musicians, Victor Dvoskin and Fred Hughes, will demonstrate the dynamic relationship between these musical genres.
“Bach regularly improvised melodies when he played his fugues and this is exactly what jazz musicians do,” notes Victor Dvoskin, stand-up bassist and resident Tabard Sunday Jazz Night musician. Dvoskin, a native of Ukraine who has performed around the world asks an intriguing question, “Would Bach be a jazz musician if he were alive today?”
Dvoskin will perform with pianist Fred Hughes, who also has played on the world stage with fellow jazz musicians. The duo will perform some Bach cello suites, solo piano pieces, and ensemble performances demonstrating similarities between baroque Bach and jazz in its many forms.
Tickets for Tabard Tales and Conversation reception, exceptional music, and engaging conversation are available at Eventbrite.com or by calling 202-463-7909, ext. 404. There will be a cash bar.