WKCR Presents: The Sam Rivers Festival & Sam Rivers in Concert


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WKCR 89.9 FM NY presents the

5/18/2007 12:00 PM through 5/25/2007 9:00 PM
with Dave Holland (bass) & Barry Altschul (drums)
5/25/07 8:00 PM, Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway @ 116th St.)

WKCR is proud to announce a week-long festival broadcast honoring the musical genius of Sam Rivers, airing continuously for 175 hours from 12:00 PM Friday May 18th until 9:00 PM Friday May 25th.

The festival will culminate with a live concert by Rivers himself at Columbia University's Miller Theatre, Friday May 25th at 8:00 PM. The concert reunites the historic trio of Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul in a special one-time performance. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the concert. For ticketing information, call 1-800-838-3006.

In a career which spans over 60 years, multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers has been an extraordinary force in the world of jazz and creative music. Whether through intricate composition or stunning free improvisation, his music synthesizes a broad spectrum of styles into a unique and forward-looking sound. Equally important to history was his proprietorship of Studio Rivbea, a vibrant performance space in lower Manhattan which nurtured exciting new expressions of jazz in New York's musician-driven renaissance of the 1970s. As a community- minded mentor and facile performer alike, Sam Rivers represents the highest level of artistic achievement and, remarkably, continues to innovate at the age of 83.

In a unique round-the-clock format, the festival will thoroughly explore Sam Rivers' fascinating musical world. The broadcast will center on a presentation of Rivers' complete recorded discography, supplemented by interviews with his fellow musicians and in-depth features on particular aspects of his music. Additionally, Sam Rivers will join us in studio to reflect on his career and share with listeners his living history.

WKCR-FM is a non-commercial, student-run radio station affiliated with Columbia University. Broadcasting to the New York City region at 89.9 FM and over the internet at wkcr.org , the station provides over 60 hours of weekly jazz programming and offers special programming heard no where else on radio.

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