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Wednesday, March 4th
Fire Museum Presents
Jill Burton, Michael Evans & Jack Wright Trio w/ Shining Wizard & Ravenact

JillBurtonAUX Performance and Fire Museum are excited to present the Jill Burton/Michael Evans/Jack Wright Trio on Wednesday, March 4th at 8:00pm. The Trio will perform with Shining Wizard and Ravenact.

Artist Bios
Jill Burton (born 1952) is an American improviser, extended vocalist, dancer, performance artist and energy worker. Active in the American improv scene since the early 1970s, she has lived and worked all over the country, including a ten-year stint in the 1980s as part of the downtown East Village experimental arts community, and six years in Sitka, Alaska, where she worked with Tlingit storytellers providing musical accompaniment for their healing stories. Burton is unusual for a musician in that her work is ephemeral, in-the-moment, and therefore recordings of her work are rare. She has collaborated with many notable experimental musicians and dancers, including LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams, Jane Scarpantoni, Judy Dunaway, David First, Rain Worthington, Gino Robair, Jack Wright, and Scott Walton.

Michael Evans is an improvising drummer/percussionist/ thereminist/composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics. As well as being a drumset player, his work with unusual sound sources includes found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin and various digital and homemade analog electronics. He has studied movement/sparring/drumming with Professor Milford Graves, drum technique with Joe Morello, tabla with Misha Masud, kanjira with Ganesh Kumar and Haitian/Afro-Cuban hand drumming with John Amira. He has studied musicianship with Helen Hobbs Jordan, composition with Richard Cameron Wolf, Blue Gene Tyranny and the theremin with Pamelia Kurstin.

Described twenty years ago as an “undergrounder by design,” Jack Wright has been a saxophone improviser traveling through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 72 he is still the “Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation,” as guitarist Davey Williams called him. His range is from fiery, breathless free jazz to quiet, breath-filled, and often animalistic sounds. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, “In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king”.

Shining Wizard is a Montreal band featuring Farley Miller on drums (Feefawfum, L’Appel du Vide, Cannot Be Stopped) and Alex Pelchat on guitar (Drøm Før Du Dør, Gens Chrétiens, Leftovers Diable). Their most recent recording, YEAH NO, is available on their own imprint, Bricodisque. Other Shining Wizard releases have been made available by Cuchabata Records and Misery Loves Co. For fans of Han Bennink, Keiji Haino and Sonic Youth.

Ravenact is the new project by violinist Sara Walraf (Berlin) and
pianist Liz Kosack (NYC/Berlin). They move between voices, instruments, light and shadows and respond to a call into subtext and inter-space. Based on Sara’s poetry they compose and explore the
dimensions of dialogue.

Jill Burton, Michael Evans & Jack Wright Trio w/ Shining Wizard & Ravenact
March 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
March 4, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
$7 – $10
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States