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The Microscopic Septet in Baltimore August 31 at An die Musik Live (Baltimore)

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Microscopic Septet proves yet again that it's more powerful than a hurricane when it performs August 31 at An die Musik Live in Baltimore, MD, bouncing back from a storm that scratched its weekend engagement at the venue.

The concert, which will begin at 7:30 PM, will feature music from the band's critically accaimed CD, “Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk" (Cuneiform Records), inventive arrangements of Thelonious Monk compositions as reimagined by Phillip Johnston and Joel Forrester, the band's principal composer/arrangers. Also featured in the 75-minutes-plus concert will be highlights from The Microscopic Septet's enormous book of innovative and swinging original compositions.

An die Musik Live is at 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD, 410-385-2638. Admission is $15, with a special admission charge of $10 for students.

The Microscopic Septet features Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone), Joel Forrester (piano), Don Davis (alto saxophone), Mike Hashim (tenor saxophone), Dave Sewelson (baritone saxophone), David Hofstra (bass) and Richard Dworkin (drums).

The Microscopic Septet recently hit the #5 position in the Jazz Group category in the 2011 DownBeat Critics Poll.

Other upcoming concerts by the band include September 6 at the Gershwin Hotel in New York City, where the band will perform 3 sets, starting at 7:00 PM. The Gershwin Hotel is at 7 E. 27th St., and an admission charge of $20 allows attendance at any or all of the sets.

The Microscopic Septet's concerts in the United States are organized with the assistance of Cuneiform Records and Scott Foster Management.

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