Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

Henry ThreadgillOctober 25 at 8 PM

Coolidge Auditorium

“Threadgill’s art transcends stylistic boundaries. He embraces the world of music in its entirety, from ragtime to circus marches to classical to bop, free jazz, and beyond.” —All Music Guide

At the edge of the jazz avant-garde since the early 60’s, composer-performer Henry Threadgill operates within a sophisticated, multi-sourced musical language developed over decades, since his early years with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. It’s a language uniquely his own, one that his Zooid colleagues speak fluently. A rare Washington appearance from “one of the most important living composers in and around the jazz idiom” (Nate Chinen)—and a dazzling alto saxophonist and flutist with masterly improvisational skills.

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.