Laurie Anderson Trio w/ Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli
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Laurie Anderson Trio
SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director

Laurie Anderson: Trio

w/ Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli

JAN 23–26 | SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Laurie Anderson

Jan 23
Miner Auditorium
ThuJan 23
7:30 PM

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Anderson’s string-based trio with jazz bass virtuoso McBride and wildly eclectic cellist Kodheli blends the sound of several different worlds into a harmonious whole. McBride is widely regarded as the standard-bearer for jazz bassists in the 21st century, and is among the most recorded artists of his generation. He has appeared on over 300 albums with many of the most illustrious figures in jazz, including Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson and Pat Metheny, while collaborating with artists from across the musical spectrum like Kathleen Battle, Sting, and Questlove of The Roots.

One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson is best known for her music, multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created a series of groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. Introduced to mainstream pop culture through the single “O Superman” from her 1981 debut album Big Science and large-scale theater piece United States, Anderson released a procession of albums including Mister Heartbreak, Strange Angels, Bright Red, Life on a String, and Homeland, among others, and has collaborated with artists including Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, John Zorn, William S. Burroughs, Spalding Gray, Christian McBride, Bobby McFerrin, and the Kronos Quartet. She continues to produce new touring productions combining her music and visual art that range from simple spoken word to elaborate multimedia stage performances, and she directed the 2015 documentary film Heart of a Dog, which received an Independent Spirit Awards nomination.

ABOUT LAURIE ANDERSON

Albanian-born cellist Kodheli has made a career as a restless creator, working alternately in rock, modern classical, and jazz settings with artists including Dave Douglas, Henry Threadgill, Meredith Monk, and Tom Harrell. He is an active composer for film and orchestra, and has recently been collaborating with Laurie Anderson in performances of her piece Letters to Jack, devoted to her correspondence as a youth with John F. Kennedy. Making its West Coast debut at SFAZZ, the trio premiered at New York’s Town Hall in 2017, making The New York Times’ list of Best Live Jazz Performances for the year.

None of her work appears strained or studied, no razzle-dazzle for razzle-dazzle's sake; all of it serves to show and tell stories that we instantly recognize, though we hadn't seen it quite that way before.

Wired

None of her work appears strained or studied, no razzle-dazzle for razzle-dazzle's sake; all of it serves to show and tell stories that we instantly recognize, though we hadn't seen it quite that way before.

Wired

Personnel

Laurie Anderson vocals, keyboards, & violin
Rubin Kodheli cello
Christian McBride bass

Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignancy — a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.

Rolling Stone

Personnel

Laurie Anderson vocals, keyboards, & violin
Rubin Kodheli cello
Christian McBride bass

Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignancy — a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.

Rolling Stone

Watch & Listen

Laurie Anderson

Strange Perfumes

Christian McBride

Fat Bach and Greens

Ruben Kodheli with Chad Lawson and Judy Kang

Nocturne in F Minor - Op.55, No. 1 (Chopin)

Laurie Anderson

Strange Perfumes

Christian McBride

Fat Bach and Greens

Ruben Kodheli with Chad Lawson and Judy Kang

Nocturne in F Minor - Op.55, No. 1 (Chopin)