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College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) | Music

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May 4, 2018 | 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Category: Concert
Location: Schaver Music Recital Hall | Map
480 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: $30/$15
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Introducing JazzWorks!

JazzWorks explores new musical work by accomplished Detroit jazz artists, presented in an acoustically-excellent recital hall setting.  This inaugural JazzWorks concert features compositions and improvisations by saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis, with special guests.

Michael Malis is a pianist and composer based in Detroit, MI. In July of 2015, he self-released his debut album as a leader, “Lifted from the No of All Nothing”, featuring all original music by Malis. The Detroit Free Press called it “an uncommonly mature and distinctive debut… The music is loose and spontaneous, alert to dynamics and textural variety while balancing formal detail and discipline with freedom.” It was described by Hot House Jazz Guide (NYC) as “cover[ing] a broad range of free expression. [Malis] bridges the gap between original composed, complex material and the spontaneity of improvisation.” His trio has toured in the United States and Canada in support of the album.

Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and  fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus began playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene when he was 15 years old. He was awarded a scholarship for his talents as a musician to attend Michigan State University to study with Wes "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Diego Rivera and Rodney Whitaker.

PROGRAM

Announced from the stage
 

POST-CONCERT

Talk-back and reception to follow
 

PARKING

$5 advance parking available, more information here

 

 

For more information about this event, please contact Leah Celebi at 3135771783 or fz5899@wayne.edu.