New York, November 18, 2006 — As part of The Workshop Series at David Gage String Instruments, David Gage will present Charlie Haden for a special lunchtime event. Before what is sure to be a small, intimate audience, the master jazz musician will discuss his bass-playing concept and music’s role in the modern world.
From his Verve Bio:
Born in Shenandoah, Iowa, Charlie Haden began his life in music almost immediately, singing on his parents” country & western radio show at the tender age of 22 months. He started playing bass in his early teens and in 1957, left America’s heartland for Los Angeles, where he met and played with such legends as Art Pepper, Hampton Hawes, and Dexter Gordon.
In 1959, Haden he teamed with Ornette Coleman to form the saxophonist’s pioneering quartet (alongside trumpeter Don Cherry and drummer Billy Higgins). In addition to his still-influential work with Coleman, Haden also collaborated with a number of adventurous jazz giants, including John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny.
Charlie Haden, who was invited to establish the jazz studies program at California Institute of the Arts in 1982, has earned countless honors from around the globe, including and the Los Angeles Jazz Society prize for “Jazz Educator of the Year”, two Grammy Awards (alongside a multitude of nominations), myriad Down Beat readers and critics poll winners, a Guggenheim fellowship, four NEA grants for composition, France’s Grand Prix Du Disque (Charles Cros) Award, Japan’s SWING Journal Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Montreal Jazz Festival’s Miles Davis Award.
David Gage String Instruments will present “A Lunchtime Visit with Charlie Haden” at David Gage String Instruments, 36 Walker Street, New York, NY.
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Tickets are now on sale and are priced at $20.00, $15.00 for students and seniors. They are available from the David Gage website or by calling the store at 212-274-1322 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlie Haden’s Official Website: www.charliehadenmusic.com