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Free Jazz from the Sanctuary Presents Michael Vlatkovich Quartet
October 22, 2007 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
Michael Vlatkovich Quartet features Christopher Garcia, percussion; Jonathan Glove, electric cello; David Mott, baritone saxophone; Michael Vlatkovich, trombone. Trombonist, composer, and arranger Michael Vlatkovich is one of the leading talents among Los Angeles improvisational players. Located on the West Coast since 1973, he is an emotionally charged performer who has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe. According to Jazz Review, “Vlatkovich is the finest trombonist improvising today… While this music isn’t exactly ‘out there’ it is far from the ‘mainstream’. In the end, it doesn’t matter as this music shines in or outside of any context.” His improvisationally free music expresses raw power and beauty in a minimally structured format.
In addition to leading his own diverse imaginative ensembles, Vlatkovich has performed with a wide array of singers and instrumentalists including Peggy Lee, Brian Setzer, Bryan Adams, Bobby Bradford, Gerry Hemingway, Rob Blakeslee, Rich Halley, among many others. The trombonist has also performed on soundtracks for a variety of television and film projects including The Mask, Jingle All The Way, and the critically acclaimed John Cassavette’s film The Tempest.
One of the 13-part “Free Jazz from the Sanctuary” series recorded live at The Sanctuary for Independent Media – a unique celebration of freedom through creative expression. Co-produced by NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
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