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!

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Next Curators Performance

1959 – October 26, 2019 – 7:30 P.M.


(poster design by Mitch Torbert)

The Jazz Curators are excited to debut our fifth show, 1959 – The Shape of Change to Come in Rapid City! The JAS Quintet, joined by host Katrina Lehr-McKinney, will discuss the the year that changed Jazz.
 
In 1959, music, culture, and politics were all in a state of radical flux. The beginnings of the fully-fledged Civil Rights movement, Castro taking Cuba, Miles Davis punched by a cop for hailing a cab for a white woman, and the roots of all jazz that came after Be-Bop all came from this year. We’ll play selections from some of these seminal records, including Miles Davis Kind of Blue, John Coltrane Giant Steps, Dave Brubeck Time Out, Horace Silver Blowin’ the Blues Away, Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come, and Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um.
 
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

1959 – The Shape of Change to ComeThe year that changed Jazz!
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