Guest Artist Recital – Catharsis Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018
Krannert Fine Arts Building, Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN
Program to be selected from the following:
Big Kick Blues
Become the Water
I Thought I Knew
Let America be America Again Suite
Blueport - Art Farmer
Blues in Orbit - Duke Ellington
Madalena - Ivan Lins
Al Otro Lado del Rio - Jorge Drexler
The Times They Are A-Changin’ - Bob Dylan
All songs composed and arranged by Ryan Keberle unless otherwise noted.
Ryan Keberle - Trombone, Keyboard
Camila Meza - Voice, Guitar
John Ellis - Tenor Saxophone
Matt Clohesy - Bass
Eric Doob - Drums
Led by Ryan Keberle, #1 Rising Star Trombonist in the Downbeat International Critics Poll, Catharsis has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for its “potent blend of cinematic sweep and lush, ear-grabbing melodies.” The highly acclaimed piano-less group brings together elements of chamber music, South American folk and indie rock within a traditional jazz framework, resulting in a sound that has thrilled audiences across the globe for close to a decade.
In Catharsis, the potent frontline rapport of Keberle and saxophonist John Ellis and the unshakable rhythm of bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Eric Doob combine in a sound full of drama and intrigue. The guitar and vocals of Camila Meza have also come to shape the band’s chemistry and unmistakable ensemble sound.
The band debuted in 2012 with Music Is Emotion, followed by Into the Zone in 2014 and Azul Infinito in 2016 (the latter two released on Dave Douglas’s Greenleaf label). Billboard picked Azul Infinito as one of “five jazz albums you need to hear.” In 2017 Catharis turned its attention to political turmoil in the U.S. with the protest album Find the Common, Shine a Light, praised by The Nation as “unpretentiously intelligent and profoundly moving.” Find the Common also saw Keberle emerging as a solid performing keyboardist (his first instrument).
Catharsis has toured internationally for years, engaging audiences at the Toronto, Ottawa, Rochester and Bergamo International Jazz Festivals, and at premier jazz clubs including Pizza Express (London), Le Duc des Lombards (Paris), Stadtgarten (Cologne), Jazz Standard and Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York) and bluewhale (Los Angeles). The band was also featured in NPR’s prestigious Tiny Desk Concert series and on the French TV channel Mezzo.
Catharsis band members bring an impressive wealth of experience of their own, playing an integral role in many of today’s foremost jazz and Latin jazz ensembles, including bands led by Maria Schneider, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Julian Lage, Paquito D’Rivera and Miguel Zenon.
Find the Common, Shine a Light, the new Ryan Keberle & Catharsis protest album, now available at Greenleaf Music!