PLEASE NOTE!
Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)

Thollem McDonas with Dave Wayne and Carlos Santistevan

Thursday March 5, 2020

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: 268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$10-$15

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Outpost

Phone: 505-268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

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Pianist, composer, improviser, singer-songwriter, activist, author and teacher McDonas plays masterful, live jazz.

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Pianist, composer, improviser, singer-songwriter, activist, author and teacher Thollem McDonas, who All About Jazz described as “a wonderful example of what happens when immense technique, boundless inspiration and highly focused artistic vision converge,” has collaborated with renowned artists including William Parker, Pauline Oliveros and Nels Cline. Called “one of the most captivating pianists working today” (Jazz.pt, Portugal), William Parker also called him “a modern griot who has absorbed sounds from every place he has visited.” Born and raised in the Bay Area, he is the founding director of Estamos Ensemble, a Mexican-American cross border ensemble for musical exchange and is a published author about art, politics and his various travels, including The Anthology of Essays On Deep Listening in Full Moon Magazine (Prague) and First American Art Magazine. A self-subscribed serial collaborator, McDonas has performed with bassist Carlos Santistevan and drummer Dave Wayne – both from Santa Fe, NM, on various occasions and in different configurations. Tonight, he presents solo works as well as music for the afore-mentioned trio.

See also: Show Up!

Thursday

Thollem McDonas qualifies as a New Mexican cultural treasure because of what All About Jazz Magazine calls his “immense technique, boundless inspiration and highly focused artistic vision.” But, in a practical sense, such appellations don’t require repeated pronouncement: Hear this artist for yourself and you will know that the above is abundantly true. The man’s work speaks for itself. A frequent recitalist on both the Santa Fe and Albuquerque jazz scenes, McDonas performs at the Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale Blvd. SE)—solo and in a trio comprised of the pianist as well as bassist Carlos Santistevan and drummer Dave Wayne—on Thursday, March 5. Destined to be one of the premier jazz events in the Burque of 2020, this concert is bound to be both slyly sublime and beautifully brutal. 7:30pm • $10 to $15 • All-ages.

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