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Interviews with the Improvisors Performing at the Khyber Pass

Interviews with the Improvisors Performing at the Khyber Pass
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Interviews with the Improvisors Performing at the Khyber Pass

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English


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Clay Pufahl, saxophone

4/12/2019
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Clay Pufahl, saxophone 1998 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, saxophonist/educator Clay Pufahl has performed with the Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra, Cedar Avenue Big Band, Skyway Big Band, Five by Design, B4 (swing band), the Minnesota Orchestra, the Four Tops, Lou Rawls, Franki Valli, and Minneapolis-based groups the Senders and Soul Tight Committee, as … Continue reading "Clay Pufahl, saxophone"

Duration:00:39:03

Chris Weller, tenor saxophone

4/5/2019
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Chris Weller is a tenor saxophonist and composer living in Forest Park, IL. He attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship from 2007-2010 where he received his bachelors degree in saxophone performance. During that time, Weller performed in jazz groups across the nation. Since college, he has performed internationally as a bandleader, established a reputable … Continue reading "Chris Weller, tenor saxophone"

Duration:00:37:45

Byron Johnson-Blanchard, drums

3/29/2019
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Byron Johnson-Blanchard is a drummer, composer, bandleader, and music educator based out of the Twin Cites. Since graduating from McNally Smith College of Music in 2008, Byron has performed with renown Twin Cites musical acts such as High & Mighty, Tom Hunter, The Dap Squad, Sam Kuusisto, Vintage Raggs, Zacc Harris, Mill City Hot Club, and Papa John Kolstad. … Continue reading "Byron Johnson-Blanchard, drums"

Duration:00:35:31

Crystal Myslajek, Keyboard, Voice

3/22/2019
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Crystal Myslajek is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and sound artist who blends looping, ethereal vocals, and effects with minimalism, classical piano, and pop. She collaborates across disciplines including experimental film, performance art, theater, and dance. In 2016 she composed and performed music for Rachel Jendrzejewski’s play, ENCYCLOPEDIA. In 2015 she debuted multimedia compositions commissioned by the … Continue reading "Crystal Myslajek, Keyboard, Voice"

Duration:00:49:29

Phil Hey, drums

3/15/2019
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Born in New York City, he grew up in Philadelphia and the St. Paul suburb of Roseville, Minnesota. He started his music study with mentor and legendary jazz drummer Ed Blackwell at the Creative Music Studio in New York in 1975. His relationship with Blackwell continued until Blackwell’s death in 1992. He has also studied … Continue reading "Phil Hey, drums"

Duration:00:40:02

Jay Afrisando, saxophone

3/8/2019
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Jay Afrisando uses music and sound-based art to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships; this includes building a better relationship between people and technology, promoting a healthier symbiosis between human & nature, and inducing consciousness of our senses (and its critical appraisal)—especially the auditory one—towards the surrounding. To communicate these vision to public, broad range of approaches … Continue reading "Jay Afrisando, saxophone"

Duration:00:51:24

Matt Rahaim, Hindustani vocalist

3/1/2019
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Matt Rahaim – Hindustani vocalist accompanied by, Abhinav Sharma – tabla and Abhijit Kshirsagar – harmonium Matt has been performing Hindustani vocal music both in India and North America since 2000. His other performance experience includes oud, Afro-Cuban drumming, simulogue, shape-note singing, experimental vocal performance, Thank-You-Play, and Javanese gamelan. Matt also studies and teaches Middle … Continue reading "Matt Rahaim, Hindustani vocalist"

Duration:00:37:22

Michelle Kinney, cello

2/22/2019
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Michelle’s career began in Minneapolis, MN when she returned after undergraduate school in Evanston, IL, after receiving a BA in music from Northwestern University. During this early phase in her career, she was recognized and frequently funded as a composer, collaborating with Twin Cities choreographers, filmmakers and theater artists, in addition to composing for her … Continue reading "Michelle Kinney, cello"

Duration:00:40:35

Steve Kenny, trumpet

2/15/2019
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Steve Kenny, trumpeter, composer and bandleader is a founding member of ‘the illicit sextet’, “Group 47”, “What Would Monk Do?” and his own Quartets, and he is the creative force behind the production company “illicit Productions”, (www.illicit-productions.com) which produces well over one hundred live shows a year and has a growing yearly catalog of Jazz … Continue reading "Steve Kenny, trumpet"

Duration:00:52:20

Cole Pulice, saxophone

2/8/2019
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Cole Pulice is a saxophonist and improvisor based in the Twin Cities. He’s been fortunate to work, collaborate, and learn from a beautiful and diverse array of musicians and artists from across disciplinary boundaries. Cole co-runs the brass and woodwind horn choir ‘drone band,’ writes and performs solo compositions for saxophone and electronics as ‘Cole,’ … Continue reading "Cole Pulice, saxophone"

Duration:00:28:16

Dave King, drums

2/6/2019
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David King (born June 8, 1970) is an American drummer and composer from Minneapolis. He is known for being a founding member of the jazz groups The Bad Plus (with Reid Anderson and Ethan Iverson) and Happy Apple (with Michael Lewis and Erik Fratzke) although he is active in many other projects including free jazz … Continue reading "Dave King, drums"

Duration:00:34:16

Milo Fine

2/1/2019
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2019 marks Milo’s 50th year working exclusively in the field of free jazz/improvised music. More to the point (and co-opting bassist/composer Kent Carter’s autobiographical liner note to the 1966 LP ‘Jazz Realities’), he states: “I was born January 22, 1952 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and am not yet dead.” https://milofine.com/aesthetics-2/ https://milofine.com/introduction-to-oogleplex/ https://milofine.com/background/

Duration:00:25:04

Jamal Moore, saxophone

1/26/2019
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Jamal Moore, founder of Organix Trio, has self-released a new collection of music, Psalms Of Baltimore, which explores the migration and historic experience of African Americans, specifically people who called Baltimore home.

Duration:00:30:56

Matthew Himes

1/18/2019
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Named in reference to a metaphorical hound-dog, Shep and Me is the experimental folk project of Matthew Himes. A next door neighbor once remarked that his singing voice sounded like that of a cat being strangled. Born of solitude and anonymity in Austin, TX in summer 2001 using two broken boomboxes, a portable AM radio … Continue reading "Matthew Himes"

Duration:00:19:35

Michael Lewis, saxophone

1/11/2019
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Michael Lewis is a saxophonist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a founding member of contemporary jazz groups Happy Apple and Fat Kid Wednesdays.

Duration:00:43:12

Michael Lewis

1/11/2019
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Duration:00:43:12