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"Rez Abbasi is living, breathing proof that jazz music can be as vital and boundary-pushing as ever.” —All About Jazz
Rez Abbasi, guitar; Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto sax; Matt Mitchell, piano; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass; Michael Sarin, drums
For over a decade, Rez Abbasi has been blazing a new trail as a leading figure in cutting-edge South Asian-American jazz. A quicksilver guitarist who melds jazz with the musical strains of his Pakistani heritage, including the music of Qawwali, his work spans far and wide, including performances with Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition (at the Flynn in 2011), Vijay Iyer (at the 2012 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival), and Indian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia. Abbasi and his elite quintet perform music from his latest album, Suno Suno, along with new compositions that create the perfect hybrid of modern jazz and world inflections.
Presented in association with University of Vermont’s Chief Diversity Office through
the UVM President’s Initiative for Diversity
Hospitality support from Green Mountain Suites
This performance is supported by Presenting Jazz
, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Jazz programming is supported by the Flynn Jazz Endowment
, raised over the past five years and initiated by a challenge grant from the Doris Suke Charitable Foundation, which was matched by generous support from the community; and by an anonymous donor
Funded in part by The James E. Robison Foundation Inc.
; and by Andrea's Legacy Fund
, used to protect and maintain the Flynn's performing arts and education programs.