Pioneering jazz pianist and composer Marc Cary and his intrepid band craft a thrilling set that unites their love of go-go, hip-hop, Native American, jazz, house, West African music, and more.
Recently appointed Chair of Improvisation Studies at The Juilliard School, Cary made his name as an unstoppable force in Washington, D.C.’s go-go music scene. Since then, he’s expanded his musical vocabulary to encompass everything from Indian classical to Malian music to hip-hop. He started his career working with Betty Carter, a legendary vocalist famous for drawing soul and sincerity out of her bands, and went on to work with Roy Hargrove, Dizzy Gillespie, Erykah Badu, Shirley Horn, Stefon Harris, Q-Tip, and—most influential of all—Abbey Lincoln.
Indigenous People is an ensemble Cary formed in 1998 with Tarus Mateen and Yarbrough Charles to explore sounds ranging from North Indian classical raga to Malian desert melodies.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm David Rubenstein Atrium