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Myra Melford's Jazz Platform

October 27, 2019

David Virelles Trio
David Virelles
, piano
Rashaan Carter, bass
Eric McPherson, drums

Spider Web
By Nicole Mitchell and Josh Kun
Nicole Mitchell
, flute, voice, electronics
Josh Kun, spoken word
JoVia Armstrong, percussion
Damon Locks, voice, electronics
Joshua White, keyboards
S. Ama Wrey, movement, spoken word


An Evening of Duos Onstage

February 9, 2020

Tim Berne, saxophone
and Matt Mitchell, piano

Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone
Kris Davis, piano

Cal Performances has invited pianist and composer Myra Melford to co-curate the jazz programming this season, with concerts that will introduce Bay Area jazz aficionados to artists who are household names in New York and abroad, but may be less well known on the West Coast.

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Pictured: Cal Performances has invited pianist and composer Myra Melford to co-curate the jazz programming this season with Myra Melford's Jazz Platform, Sunday, October 27, 2019 and Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Hertz Hall.
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Pictured: David Virelles, pictured, performs with his trio as part of Myra Melford’s Jazz Platform at Cal Performances on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hertz Hall.
(credit: Courtesy of David Virelles)

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Pictured: Nicole Mitchell, pictured, performs her work Spider Web as part of Myra Melford’s Jazz Platform at Cal Performances on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hertz Hall.
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Pictured: Kris Davis, piano, performs as part of Myra Melford’s Jazz Platform at Cal Performances on Sunday, February 9, 2020, in Hertz Hall.
(credit: Courtesy of Kris Davis)

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