Dr. Hafez Modirzadeh SF State Creative Art Ensemble with guest, Jennifer Nori Ahlgrim (story)

Presented by Asian Improv aRts, the Sound and Social Justice Commons, and San Francisco State University Creative Music Studies

 

 Francis Wong (left) and Hafez Modirzadeh (right) - Photo by Andy Nozaka

 

Dr. Hafez Modirzadeh

SF State Creative Art Ensemble

with guest, Jennifer Nori Ahlgrim (story):

 

 

Jennifer Nori Ahlgrim

 

Hafez Modirzadeh (Director) - saxophone

Pezhham Akhavass (Assistant Director) - Indian tabla, Persian Oud, tombak, daf

Shura Taylor (Assistant Director) - Chinese guzheng

Spenser Steinman - accordion

Julian Hayes - piano

Alex Farrell - bass

Pietro D'Amato and Lilian Wu - drums

Nicholas de Anda - saxophone

Francis Wong - saxophone

Susanna Shidlovsky - vocals

 

Program:

 

1. Step Suite (from J. Coltrane's Giant Steps)

2. Purple Bamboo (trad. Jiangnan Sizhu)

3. Legacy of Voices (Jennifer Nori Ahlgrim)

 

The SF State Creative Art Ensemble (previously Creative World Ensemble) is an intercultural group of students who compose and perform original music, often times in collaboration with other artistic disciplines. This program's guest is Jennifer Nori Ahlgrim, a Waldorf educator of Laguna Pueblo, Okanagan and Navajo ancestry. She worked closely with Babatunde Olatunji the last years of his life, and is now in the process of finishing a book on her own ancestral story, which includes the inspiring life of her mother, Dolores, the only daughter (adopted) of legendary mid-20th century Cherokee educator/activist, Ruth Muskrat Bronson (1897-1981).

 

Admission is Free!

 

This event is part of

 

ImprovisAsians! 2015: The People’s Stories

An Exploration of Text, Music, and Movement in the pursuit of narrative

April 20 -  24, 2015

San Francisco State University

Creative Arts Building

1600 Holloway Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94132

 

ImprovisAsians! is an annual series of performances and workshops at San Francisco State University exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. ImprovisAsians! 2015 is presented by Asian Improv aRts in association with, the Sound and Social Justice Commons, and SF State University Creative Music Studies. All events are free and open to the public!

WHEN
April 24, 2015 at 1:10pm - 2pm
WHERE
Knuth Hall SFSU Creative Arts Building
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
United States
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commented 2015-04-24 08:31:31 -0700 · Flag
Jennifer. I am sorry that we will not be able share in today’s exciting performance but I am very proud of you for this creative idea and hope you will be asked to share it more broadly across the country.
commented 2015-04-22 18:55:50 -0700 · Flag
Jennifer. I am so impressed. This is going to be an amazing concert. Dave recorded an Asian Am. Orchestra with Chinese Trad. Instruments once. Jazz with Orrin Keepnews producing. Fabulous.
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