Creative Music Is……
(the improvisational and compositional expansion of the world’s musical traditions. it demands the ability to listen, sustain attention, and challenge one’s own conceptions of music. the focus is on improvisation, composition, listening, ensemble playing, history, theory, critique, creative concepts and connections to other genres, fields and disciplines. most importantly, it is best displayed in live musical performance)
Formed by composer / drummer / arranger John Hollenbeck in 1997, the Claudia Quintet explores the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone. Over the past decade, the group has released CDs that are critically acclaimed world wide and whose appeal extends well beyond, as well as including traditional jazz audiences. Over the course of 19 years and 8 albums, the band has forged an astounding chemistry
and become expert at juggling mind-boggling dexterity with inviting emotion and spirit.
John Hollenbeck – Drums, Compositions
Chris Speed – Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Matt Moran – Vibraphone
Drew Gress – Bass
Red Wierenga – Accordion
A special opening set by Janel and Anthony!
Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe
2477 18th Street NE