Wednesday 26 September 07:00pm

John Zorn Presents The Stone Commissioning Series

Sylvie Courvoisier & Andrew Cyrille: Duo & Solos

6pm doors • 7pm show


New Music. New Jazz. Curated by John Zorn.

The John Zorn Commissioning Series celebrates Zorn’s revolutionary venue, The Stone, a non-profit venue that was “dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde” and served as a vital spot for new music in Manhattan’s Alphabet City for over a decade. Held on the last Wednesday of every month, National Sawdust honors the spirit of the Stone, hosting the world premiere of new works.

This month features joint improvisations from the pianist, composer, and improviser Sylvie Courvoisier — whose music seems “to be realigning the cosmos” with its “power, eloquence, and ingenuity” (All About Jazz) — and drummer and composer Andrew Cyrille — “a great drummer, a fine writer, and a wonderful bandleader; you pass him by at your peril” (Penguin Guide to Jazz). Together, these two magnificent artists will play their own and each other’s music, building up unforgettable soundscapes in this dazzling evening of brilliant jazz.