John Gunther in Debrecen

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Date: Tuesday 24th of February 7:00 p.m.

Venue: SIKK Klub Debrecen (1. Domb street)

Programme: The library of the University of Debrecen is organizing an evening with the title “American Jazz Professor in Debrecen!” which means that you can take part in a John Gunther Quartet concert on next Tuesday.

Sugalló Cultural Association and SIKK Klub are supporters of the event.

Tickets are 1000 and 1600 HuF. They are available in the office of Tourinform, in the Médiatár of the university and in the Kölcsey Cultural and Conference Centre.

More information: 0670-315-4104

John Gunther (USA) – saxophone
Gergő Mits – bass
János Nagy – piano
Péter Szendőfi – drums

John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing saxophones, clarinet, and flute. With a restless musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde as well as classical music, world music and experimental electronic music.

He has performed or recorded with Dave Douglas, Ron Miles, Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Wallace Roney, Larry Goldings,Tom Harrel, Dewey Redman, Joe Williams, The Woody Herman Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and The Maria Schneider Orchestra.

As part of New York city’s “downtown” music scene for many years, he produced five recordings for Creative Improvised Music Projects (CIMP) and is co-founder of the contemporary jazz ensembles, “Spooky Actions” and “Convergence.”

John is an Associate Professor and director of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received a Ph.D. from New York University where his research focused on integrating serial and 12-tone music with improvisation.

In 2007 he founded the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) to explore the intersection of music, performance, art, and technology. His work with BLOrk has led to further collaboration with the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program at CU exploring informal science education through the arts.

Photo and source of information: and University of Debrecen

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