Jazz Poetry: Oliver Lake

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 8 p.m.
FREE RSVP 2016-09-15 8 p.m. 2016-09-15 America/New_York Jazz Poetry: Oliver Lake 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA, United States Alphabet City

Experience the legendary jazz and poetry of Oliver Lake.


Featured Musician and Poet: 

olake press photoSaxophonist, poet and composer Oliver Lake‘s artistic vision remains daring, unique and uncompromising, helping him maintain his place as one of the preeminent saxophonists in the progressive jazz scene, a position he has long held during his long and storied career. Oliver continues to work with several brilliant and creative minds, such as his Organ Quartet and Big Band groups, the World Saxophone Quartet, Tarbaby and notable collaborators such as Flux String Quartet, Myra Melford, Roscoe Mitchell, Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen, Meshell Ndegeocello and many others.Oliver has curated and participated in the City Of Asylum’s Jazz Poetry concerts for more than ten years. Lake has been a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, has received commissions from the Library of Congress, and in 2006, was honored to receive the Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award at the Kennedy Center. Most notably, Oliver was recently selected to receive the prestigious 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award. As such, the coming years promise to be exciting and filled with bold new artistic endeavors.


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Event Details

September 15, 2016 @ 8 p.m.
318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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