Aperio, Music of the Americas presents "Jumping the Groove - Funk, Jazz and Blues in Modern American Music"
This Aperio, Music of the Americas program explores the impact of jazz, blues and funk on contemporary chamber and solo music.
The great traditions of cabaret and cocktail music combine to thrill and charm in Paul Schoenfield's exuberant Café Music. Aaron Copland's Four Piano Blues hearkens back to the age of early jazz, contrasting with the post-modern mix of minimalism, blues and bebop heard in John Adams' Road Movies. Funk Studies by Derek Bermel pays homage to the brilliance of Thelonious Monk, while Frederic Rzewski's Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues offers a visceral social statement invoking the primal spirit of the blues.
Performers include violinist Chloé Trevor, cellist Daniel Saenz and panists Brendan Kinsella and Michael Zuraw.