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Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut

January 12, 2017 in Birmingham , AL



Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut

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The Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet is a truly one-of-a-kind string quartet. Equally proficient as jazz quartet as they are contemporary chamber ensemble, they blur those lines and more while rewriting the rules of classical and modern improvised music. Their consistently diverse and rapidly expanding repertoire has included original compositions as well as arrangements of such composers as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Jimi Hendrix, Vivaldi, and John Coltrane. Their new program Jelly, Rags, and Monk, features jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, called “the best jazz pianist of his generation” by Time magazine. Together, the group will draw a blazing line from the early roots of jazz directly to Thelonious Monk, one of the geniuses of the modern jazz era.