** Carla Bley Trio

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Atlas Performing Arts Center - Sprenger Theater
1333 H St NE
DC 20002

Truly one of the master innovators and progenitors of the radical approaches to jazz in the 1960s, Carla Bley will make her first DC appearance in recent memory. As a pianist, she was involved in performing and organizing with many of the historic names in that period in New York City. However, it is perhaps as a composer where she has received the most recognition. An important activity of hers was in helping to establish the Jazz Composers’ Guild in New York, which boasted a lasting camaraderie and collaboration among the musicians of that era in the city, especially those associated with the burgeoning avant-garde movement. Quite simply, Ms. Bley (she was once married to Paul Bley) is at the top of the pantheon of jazz composition.



Luke Stewart

About Luke Stewart

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Luke Stewart is a DC/NYC-based musician and organizer of important musical presentations. He also has a presence in the national and international professional music community. He was profiled in the Washington Post in early 2017 as “holding down the jazz scene,” selected as “Best Musical Omnivore” in the Washington City Paper’s 2017 “Best of DC,” chosen as “Jazz Artist of the Year” for 2017 in the District Now, and in the 2014 People Issue of the Washington City Paper as a “Jazz Revolutionary,” citing his multi-faceted cultural activities throughout DC. In DC his regular ensembles include experimental jazz trio Heart of the Ghost, Low Ways Quartet featuring guitarist Anthony Pirog, and experimental rock duo Blacks’ Myths.  As a solo artist, he has been compiling a series of improvisational sound structures for Upright Bass and Amplifier. As a scholar/performer, he has performed and lectured at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Medgar Evers College, George Mason University, Wayne State University, University of Montana, New Mexico State University, and the University of South Carolina. He holds a BA in International Studies and a BA in Audio Production from American University, and an MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship from the New School. Reach Luke at luke@capitalbop.com.

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