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El Zabar/Murray Duo 2 Nights: in CONTXT

Thursday, May 30 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, May 31 @ 11:59 pm

Caliban Arts Presents: The Pan-African Jazz Series Parts 1&2

About Duo:
Sir Kahil El’Zabar, was Knighted by the Council General of France for his Global contributions to the Arts. He has performed with luminaries like, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Pharoah Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Archie Shepp, Eddie Harris, Donny Hathaway, Paul Simon, Ntozake Shange, Nona Hendryx, Neneh Cherry, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Malachi Favors, Billy Bang, Gene Ammons, to name a few. Dr.El’Zabar, holds a PHDfrom Lake Forest College in Inter-Disciplinary Arts. He taught music and interdisciplinary arts at the U.Nebraska/Lincoln, and U. IL/Chicago. He was appointed by Pres. Bill Clinton to the National Task Force for Arts Presenting in Education. He won the International Ambassador Award from Pres. Barak Obama’s Administration. Kahil El’zabar ,has served on the prestigious boards of the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund, The National Endowment of the Arts, and the National Campaign for the Freedom of Expression. He is also the former chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). El’Zabar, Has recorded over 100 acclaimed projects, and founded and leads the legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Ritual Trio.

David Murray is considered to be the most influential tenor saxophonist of his generation. He has recorded more than 300 acclaimed projects. He has worked with many of the giants, such as Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Jack DeJohnette, Chico Hamilton, Elvin Jones, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Randy Weston, the list goes on. He is co-founder of the World Saxophone Quartet, and leads the famed David Murray Quartet, David Murray Octet, and the David Murray Big Band. Dr. Murray was awarded a PHD in the Arts from Claremont College, and is also a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. Mr. Murray has won 2 Grammys and is the prestigious recipient of the Jazz Par Award from the country of Denmark.

The Duo:
:: David Murray— Saxophones
:: Kahil El Zabar — Percussions and vocals

MC: Michael Williams
(Michael will also be speaking with Kahil and David on each night during intermission. You are open to dialogue with the artists directly as well.)

Doors: 6:30pm
Concert: 7:30pm Set 1
Cover: $45 Advance – $55 Door
For each night; or $75 for both nights
(Limited Capacity Event: Please purchase early)





Thursday, May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, May 31 @ 11:59 pm


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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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