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Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom Plays Emily Dickinson

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, Arnhold Hall, 4th floor 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

A new work for jazz quartet and spoken word. 21st-century soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson.

Award winning soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom presents “Wild Lines,” her new work for jazz quartet and spoken word, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Bloom’s reimagining of Dickinson was ignited when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser, reaffirming Bloom’s intuitive connection to the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s writing.

Join us for a collaboration across time between two pioneering women artists - one a 21st century jazz musician, the other a 19th century visionary poet. Poetry recitation from actor Deborah Rush will echo and intermingle with music performed by the Jane Ira Bloom quartet featuring jazz artists Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass), and Bobby Previte (drums).

2016 Jazz Journalists Association Winner for Soprano Saxophonist of the Year

“The poet of the soprano saxophone ”
- Brian Priestley, Jazzwise

“There’s no one like her. Anywhere.”
- Gene Seymour

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