Annual James K. Schooler Concert

Bill Frisell FIVE & Ambrose Akinmusire Owl Song

Event details

  • Friday | October 6 | 8:00 PM
  • Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
  • 501 Texas Ave. Houston TX 77002
  • 713-524-5050 |

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Bill Frisell FIVE featuring Thomas Morgan, Rudy Royston, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen

Ambrose Akinmusire Owl Song featuring Bill Frisell and Herlin Riley

A rare DACAMERA double bill with two of the most exciting headlining jazz artists performing today.

The incomparable Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years. Frisell is a six-time Grammy nominee whose “willingness to experiment knows no bounds, and whose genius runs deep” (Downbeat). His newest collaboration doubles up on the bass and drums for a hard-hitting ensemble.

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is one of the most adventurous jazz musicians of his generation. His new all-star ensemble includes Bill Frisell and the grooving New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley. His broad expressive palette will be showcased here as he paints new musical pictures with a genre-defying ensemble.

“Long hailed as one of the most distinctive and original improvising guitarists of our time” – The New York Times

“More than almost any other contemporary improviser, Mr. Akinmusire has invented a way of composing that’s unfixed from jazz’s stickiest conventions.” — The New York Times

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