Jazz Curators

The Jazz Curators series is dedicated to exploring the life, music, and history of the acclaimed jazz masters. The ensembles include musicians from the widely respected JAS Quintet, along with other premiere regional musicians, performing authentic takes on the master’s music while also sharing stories about the featured artist’s life and influence.

Find more information on upcoming performances and a lineup of all our shows with audio and video clips below, and book a show today!

Direct Contact info@jasquintet.com | Booking Info Dakota Musicians Collective

Next Curators Performance

Lady Day – September 21, 2018 – 7:30 P.M.


(poster design by Connor Burtis)

Previously performed in Sioux Falls, we’re excited to bring this show to Rapid City!

The JAS Quintet is joined by special guest Jami Lynn to explore the life and music of Billie Holiday. Hosted by Katrina Lehr-McKinney, we will discuss the life and blues, and play the music, of the iconic Lady Day.
 
Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills, which made up for her limited range and lack of formal music education.
 
The Jazz Curators series is dedicated to exploring the life, music, and history of the acclaimed jazz masters. The ensembles include musicians from the widely respected JAS Quintet, along with other premiere regional musicians, performing authentic takes on the master’s music while also sharing stories about the featured artist’s life and influence.

Tickets: $25 non-members | $20 RCAC members | $10 students with ID | Doors 6:30PM Music 7:30PM

The Dahl Arts Center
713 7th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
contact@thedahl.org
605.394.4101

Tickets available now at https://www.thedahl.org/tickets.html, and more info on Facebook and at The Dahl.


List of Shows

Speak No EvilSpotlight on the Truly Unique Wayne Shorter
Coming Soon!
Lady DayThe Blues & Music of
Billie Holiday

Easy Livin’

Ellington UptownThe Life & Music of America’s Premier Jazz Composer

Such Sweet Thunder

Straight No ChaserThe Life & Music of the Singular
Thelonious Monk

Ruby My Dear

Miles SmilesThe Life & Music of Miles Davis, from Be-Bop through Bitches Brew

Jeru