David Binney, Alto Saxophone
Scott Colley, Bass
Brian Blade, Drums
Emeryville, CA, 94608
The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will give the world premiere of Venezuela Unida, a new work by pianist/composer Edward Simon, as well as selected movements from his CMA commissioned Venezuelan Suite. The performances will take place at Symphony Space on October 1st and 2nd at 8pm.
Pianist and composer Edward Simon will create House of Numbers, a 40-minute suite in four movements exploring the cross-cultural meanings of numbers and the possibilities offered by bringing jazz and classical musicians together.
Edward Simon will join distinguished colleagues to serve on the jury of the Jazz Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association. The winner will be named the Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianists Association and receive a prize worth over $100,000- the largest in the world for a young American jazz pianist.