** 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

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Luke is a multi-instrumentalist, radio producer, concert presenter and writer. In addition to nearly five years of journalism and presenting work at CapitalBop, he now manages the Union Arts collective and organizes frequent concerts under the title of Creative Music in DC. He plays bass in the avant-garde group OOO Trio, and in Laughing Man, and indie rock ensemble whose latest album, Be Black Baby, is out on Bad Friend Records. He hosts “Jam Session: The Vibes Edition” on WPFW-FM every Wednesday at midnight. Reach Luke at luke@capitalbop.com.