Matinee 3: Ornette Coleman

Matinee 3: Ornette Coleman

Matinee 3

Ornette Coleman

Saturday, November 17, 11:00am
at Herbst Theatre

Ornette Coleman
Family Matinee Series Series: Family Matinee  

Matinee 3: Ornette Coleman

Both fun and educational, Family Matinees provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music. Although designed for elementary school students, our Family Matinees are open to music fans of all ages. This fall, the Marcus Shelby Trio hosts our Matinee series, highlighting the music of the great jazz masters – two of whom will appear at this year’s Festival: Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman. Enjoyed individually or as a series, these Family Matinees will change the way you hear jazz.

Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Ornette Coleman is one of the major innovators of the “free jazz” movement of the 1960s. In his early career he began playing a plastic saxophone, and later explored electronic and other experimental textures as well as funk, evolving his sound into what is generally considered the “avant-garde” side of jazz. While controversial at times, Coleman is without a doubt a leading figure in America’s music.