Jun Miyake & Todd Harper
Sept. 29-30, 2017
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
$15 each night, or $25 for both nights
Composer and improviser Todd Harper welcomes guest artist Jun Miyake for world premieres, new collaborations, and musical improvisations inspired by beauty, community, and natural settings.
Friday, Sept. 29
7:30 p.m. concert
Musical Ecology Two: Lyrical free jazz compositions and inventions with bassist Keith Yanes, and drummer Eric Coursen.
Saturday, Sept. 30
6 p.m. artist reception; 7:30 p.m. concert
Musical Ecology Three and Four: First set features percussionist Heather Barringer and drummer Eric Coursen with extended works and “jazz lieder” including the premiere of Todd Harper's Urban Sparrow Dreams. The second set welcomes community improvisors to join in an "inventing session."
Jun Miyake is a flutist and saxophonist born in Toyo’oka in Hyogo Japan. He is a graduate of the An Jazz School of Kyoto. He studied woodwinds privately with Kenji Mori. He accomplished honors in flute study at Berklee College of Music with Matt Marvgulio. He piloted an ensemble that toured the Northeast named Groove Merchant in the late 1990’s. He later played regularly on the upper West Side of Manhattan in addition to making occasional re-visits to Japan, sharing his gifts with fellow musicians.
Todd Harper is a composer/arranger/performer from St. Paul, Minnesota. He has many musical friends, and has created many working combos- from piano trios to funky quintets( with two horns). These ensembles have a unique blend of original, local, and “forgotten” tunes. His piano styling is mercurial,but always lyrical. You can catch Todd Harper and his many friends in local gigs, and occasional concerts, as well as on self-produced CD’s.
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