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Concert: Juxtatonal [Det/LA/NYC] & Om Srivastava

  • Chase Public 2868 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45225 United States (map)
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Join as at Chase Public for performances from Juxtatonal, a trio of voice, clarinet, and cello visiting from the far corners of the country, and Cincinnati-based saxophonist Om Srivastava.

Om Srivastava - is a saxophonist passionate about contemporary and world music and currently serving on the saxophone faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of music. Srivastava has performed throughout the United States and abroad including featured performances with the Kokomo and Ball State Symphony Orchestras, as well as with the BSU Jazz Ensemble's tour of China. He has been an active performer in the festivals of the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, New York, the New Harmony Music Festival and the Covington World Music Fest.

As a chamber musician, Srivastava was named a finalist in the International Coleman Chamber Music Competition (2013) and semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition (2016). In 2013 he released the album Through Adam's Fall with the Promethean Quartet and in 2017 he released his solo debut Antara on Teal Creek Records, comprised of Indian fusion music for saxophone and tabla. He was awarded a 2015 IndianRaga fellowship and was named a Fellow at the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music in Tuscany, Italy. Most recently, he had a featured performance at the North American Saxophone Biennial Conference described by Branford Marsalis as "Beautiful."

Other recent performances include performing alongside Tony Award winner Matthew Morrison with the Lexington Pops Orchestra, Grammy nominated guitarist Fareed Haque at the Lincoln Center and with the RagaTone Ensemble at Joe's Pub in New York City.

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Juxtatonal - is a newly-formed contemporary music ensemble that is drawn to the juxtaposition of extremes with repertoire ranging from Mayke Nas’s playful DiGiT #2 to Steven Knell’s intensely dark Anthemoessa. JUX was founded by Detroit-based soprano, Jocelyn Zelasko, and NYC-based cellist, Bryan Hayslett after they met and performed together at Eighth Blackbird's Creative Lab in June 2017. LA-based clarinetist, Dawn Marie Hamilton, joined the ensemble in November 2017.

JUX's debut performance at New Music Detroit's Strange Beautiful Music Festival was described as “a delightful mix of humor, storytelling, and musicianship” by pianist Dutcher Wright-Snedeker. Recent performances in Chicago and on Kerry Frumpkin's Live from WFMT radio show were equally well received. Eighth Blackbird's Nick Photinos says, "Juxtatonal brings a wide-eyed excitement and gritty intensity to their performances, which range far beyond voice, clarinet and cello to include spoken word, piano, toy piano, and anything and everything else they can think of to deliver a gripping show. A true ensemble for the next generation!"

On paper, Juxtatonal is a trio for voice, clarinet, and cello; however, each member also enjoys performance art and the playfulness of stepping away from their primary instrument. n developing their repertoire, JUX seeks living composers interested in pushing creative boundaries. The ensemble is in the process of commissioning nearly a dozen works from different composers, which will be premiered during a North American tour in 2019 and recorded for release on a debut album to follow. For more information, please visit: www.juxtatonal.com.

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Chase Public
2868 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati OH 45225

Thursday, June 14th
Doors 7:30
Performance 8:00

Free - Donations very encouraged.

BYOB, Respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.