WDNA Jazz Encounters - 1/17 with the Christian Howes Quartet

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Performing Friday, 1/17 at 8:00 pm 
at the WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way

Christian Howes, violin
Chuck Bergeron, bass
John Yarling, drums
Brian Murphy, piano  

In 2013, Christian Howes was voted among the top three violinists in JazzTimes' "2012 Expanded Critics Poll". In August 2011, Christian was ranked as the #1 "Rising Star" violinist in the Downbeat Critics Poll. He was a nominee for the Jazz Journalists Association's "Violinist Of The Year" in 2011. In 2012, he received the Residency Partnership from Chamber Music America for his work in outreach with orchestral education programs. He regularly tours throughout Asia, Europe, and the U.S. as a leader of his own groups and a soloist with orchestras. Says All About Jazz, "as a jazz violinist he has no peer." The Minneapolis Tribune called Christian "arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz." According to the Chicago Reader, "Not since Jean Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz-tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority."

Young musicians are invited to play in an informal setting with the common purpose of establishing relationships around music.  Nicole Yarling leads the session.  It's a great deal of fun, so bring your instruments and be ready to play.

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