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The 5th Season of Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open Continues With Daniel Kelly's Rakonto


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CONNECTION WORKS PRESENTS The 5th SEASON OF BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN @ The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is located at 58 Seventh Ave (at Lincoln Place), Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, Tel 718 622 3300, reduced admission! $10

NEXT Concert of the 2011-2012 season

Saturday, February 11, 2012
8:00 PM

Daniel Kelly's Rakonto
Yoon Sun Choi—voice
Anders Nilsson— guitar
Daniel Kelly—piano
David Ambrosio—bass
Satoshi Takeishi—percussion
Min Xiao-Fen—pipa

Opening the evening will be Connection Works' resident group: WORKS featuring Michel Gentile—flute, Daniel Kelly—piano & Rob Garcia—drums

The evening will also include “Musical Dialogues," a conversation with Mr. Kelly

Notes on the artists

February 11th—Daniel Kelly's Rakonto: With his ensemble Rakonto (the word for “story" in Esperanto), award-winning jazz composer/pianist Daniel Kelly imaginatively mixes recorded interviews with community members with his vibrant compositions. Personal histories of daily life, culture, and immigration are seamlessly entwined into the music, creating a compelling new way to hear the thoughts, dreams and reflections of the community.

Rakonto will perform the hour-long suite—"Rakonto: A Sounding of Community Voices" which was commissioned by Flushing Town Hall and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Over the course of several months, Daniel interviewed dozens of people in the tremendously ethnically diverse community of Flushing, Queens, including students, senior citizens, business owners, children in afterschool programs, musicians performing Chinese, Korean and Indian music, people at churches and social service organizations. The recorded voices of these people are interwoven with the musicians in this imaginative musical ode to the community, creating an opportunity for the stories of many different people to be heard in a new way.

February 11th—WORKS—the resident ensemble of Connection Works. The group consists of flutist Michel Gentile, pianist Daniel Kelly and drummer Rob Garcia, all of whom compose for the group. They perform as a trio as well as with special guests.

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