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Polyrhythms presents: The Kind of Blue Tribute Band

Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:00 PM
Redstone Room
$10 or $15 for reserved/VIP

October 20thPOLYRHYTHMS Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series presents The Kind of Blue Tribute Band, to the Redstone Room, in the RME on the corner of 2nd & Main in Davenport.   A Jazz Demystifying Workshop begins at 3 pm, followed by a matinee concert from 6–8 pm.  
 
1959: The Year that changed Jazz Forever.
 
For the October installment of the Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series, The Kind of Blue Tribute Band celebrates the 60th Anniversary of "Kind of Blue", the greatest selling jazz album of all time. The band is comprised of Quad Cities and Central Illinois musicians Edgar Crockett, trumpet; Larry Harms, alto; Dan Burke, tenor; Derel Monteith, piano; Andy Crawford, Bass and Jason Brannon, drums.
 
The band wishes to pay homage to the legendary musicians of the 1959 Miles Davis Sextet. They will perform music from the "Kind of Blue" album with respect to the past while seeking to play in a contemporary vein.
 
The second set of the night will explore music from other legendary jazz artists who also released landmark jazz recordings in 1959. These records include "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane, "Ah Um" by Charles Mingus, "The Shape of Jazz to Come" by Ornette Coleman, "Blowin' the Blues Away" by Horace Silver and "Time Out" by Dave Brubeck.
 
Each of these records had a profound impact on new directions in jazz. The release of "Kind of Blue" served as the advent of modal jazz.  "The Shape of Jazz to Come" became the standard for the free jazz movement. "Time Out" opened the door for mixed meter and odd time signatures in jazz. "Giant Steps" reshaped the way harmonic structures are used to build jazz compositions. "Ah Um" builds on the music of Duke Ellington while "Blowin' the Blues Away" proves that swingin' Hard Bop never gets old.
 
Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series at the RME’s Redstone Room, October 20th, features an all-ages workshop at 3 pm, and a matinee performance from 6-8 pm.   Admission to the workshop is Free for Kids and $5 for adults.  General admission for the 6 - 8 pm concert is $10 or $15 for reserved/VIP seating ticket information, call Polyrhythms: 309 373-0790
 
Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Join us as we experience “the exotic charm of jazz” - “LIVE” at the Redstone Room Sunday, October 20th, with The Kind of Blue Tribute Band.
 
Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series is made possible with major support of the RME, QCArts and Visionary Arts as well as the support of Wells Fargo, Bowman Accounting, Peeples Heating & Air Conditioning, the Austin Family Charitable Fund, Cribbs Landscaping, Davenport Radisson, The Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation, Radio station KALA, and DJ Mixxin Mel.