Taiji Concert Series
Sunday, December 1st, 5–7pm
Final concert in the series! The Taijii Concert series concludes with music from three artists with distinctive musical backgrounds and varied influences. Each is a part of the rich cultural tapestry that draws musicians to NYC from around the world. They are "jazz" musicians fully steeped in the American artform, yet all have deep experiences with music from around the globe including flamenco, Indian, African, Brazilian, Cuban and middle eastern as well as blues, pop and rock and roll to modern music that tests the boundaries of jazz.
Tim Reis (saxophones) Tim's performing and recording credits include a who's who of jazz, rock, pop and world music icons, including the Rolling Stones (just completing their World Tour with them), Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Norah Jones, Maynard Ferguson and Jack DeJohnette, to name just a few. He released his 10th album this summer.
Brian Shankar Adler (percussion) Brian's wide-ranging talents on various percussion instruments have led him to perform internationally, including at Carnegie, Hall, Lincoln Center, Rubin Museum, Kennedy Center and Smalls Jazz Club. He has been recorded on over 30 albums and won an independent music award. (https://www.brianadler.com)
Freddie Bryant (guitars) A fixture in the New York jazz and Brazilian scenes, he currently plays with the Mingus Orchestra and leads his own groups. Freddie has released 10 CDs and toured in over 50 countries. He has collaborated with musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds including Indian sitarists, Cuban musicians, Kenyan singers and traditional groups in Saudi Arabia. (www.freddiebryant.com)
This event is designed to give members and the general public an opportunity to practice together, learn more about taiji and feel the connection between the practice, meditation, creativity, awareness and appreciation for the arts. Beginners will be introduced to the form and then the featured group performs.
These events are free and open to all. RSVP below--reservations are strongly suggested as space is limited. Donations are welcome.