On Wednesday April 18th, The Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU are pleased to welcome back to Charlottesville The Eastern Boundary Quartet for a 7:30 pm Downtown House Concert.
The Eastern Boundary Quartet is a collaborative quartet featuring Hungarian master musicians Balazs Bagyi on drums and Mihaly Borbelyon sax, along with the long-standing partnership of New York City bassist Joe Fonda and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens. Since 2007 the quartet has toured Europe and the United States numerous times. They have recorded three CDs, and their 4th will be released to coincide with the upcoming 2018 tour.
The Eastern Boundary Quartet fuses Hungarian folk rhythms and melodies in combination with jazz harmonies and rhythms to form an original hybrid improvised music. They perform original music by all band members. This unique collaboration is a mixture of modern jazz and ethnic music from Hungary, forming a cultural bridge between the USA and Eastern-Europe.
Pianist and composer Michael Jefry Stevens has released over 80 recordings and composed over 340 works for both large and small ensembles. An active band-leader for over 40 years, h also co-leads the bands Conference Call, Trio Generations and The Fonda/Stevens Group.
An accomplished international Jazz artist, Joe Fonda is an electrifying bassist, who has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has collaborated and recorded with such artists as Anthony Braxton, Kenny Barron, Dave Douglas and Curtis Fuller, among many others.
The group will take part in a roundtable discussion about their music on Wednesday morning April 18th between 10 and 11 a.m., to be broadcast live on WTJU, 91.1 FM and streaming at Wtju.net.
Tickets to see The Eastern Boundary Quartet on Wednesday April 18th at 7:30 pm are available online at Easternboundary.brownpapertickets.com. The location of the concert will be revealed once you purchase a ticket. The cost is $15 general admission, $12 for paid supporters of The Charlottesville Jazz Society, and $10 for all students. Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Tin Whistle Irish Pub, Tuesdays through Sundays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. All tickets will be $20 at the door. For more information visit cvillejazz.org or call Gary at 434 249-6191.