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“In the Spirit”-Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray on tour for African Music Month

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

$25 - $35

Murray and El’Zabar have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades. They are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos who produce ingenious interpretations that take their place within the history and future of Great African Music! This magnificent duo shares with us all the hope and desire that comes from blowing fire in an acquired wisdom. This is freedom music in its noblest sense, meant to heal and release one from the regurgitated mediocrity currently flooding our airways. To witness these time proven masters in person, is to be exalted and rejuvenated! They are the miracle of a profound sound, within a priceless opportunity not to be missed! These cats express brilliantly what true musicians feel and see, which is the epiphany to be free! 

David Murray is one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz, with well over 200 celebrated projects. Murray was one of the founding members of the World Saxophone Quartet and has worked with greats like, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, McCoy Tyner, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, Amiri Baraka, Randy Weston and Fred Hopkins. He is currently working with Macy Gray as part of his David Murray Big Band. In 2012, David Murray received an Honorary Doctorate Of Music Degree from Pomona College, Claremont, California. He has won numerous awards over his vast career garnering a Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance, for his Tribute to John Coltrane and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Sir Kahil El’Zabar is revered globally as a cultural visionary and an innovative music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 acclaimed projects as the leader, Composer, and arranger. El’Zabar, who holds a PHD in Inter/Disciplinary Arts from Lake Forest College, has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders,Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannon Ball Adderly, Archie Shepp, Paul Simon, Lester Bowie, Nona Hendryx, Kurt Elling, Billy Bang, Eddie Harris, Neneh Cherry, Henry Threadgill, Roy Ayers, and David Murray. In May 2014, Sir Kahil El’Zabar was Knighted by the Council General of France, making him a (Chevalier Medal De Lettres).

Early Bird Tickets: $25 – (Sunday June 9 @ 5pm)
Advance: $35 – (Friday June 21 @ 5pm)
Door: $40

For Advance Tickets please scroll down to the bottom of this page!

(Note that this is a limited engagement event with limited seated. We urge you to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment!)


Sponsored by:
Remix Lounge and Trane Live Events




Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30 pm
$25 - $35


1305 Dundas St W
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X8 Canada
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