Laubrock and Rainey perform next Change of the Century jazz concert
On Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m., the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon will present the next concert in the monthly series Change of the Century — New Jazz for the 21st, featuring the wife-and-husband duo of saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey.
Originally from Germany, Laubrock lived in the U.K. and is now residing in Brooklyn. She has performed and recorded with Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Tim Berne, Mark Helias, Michael Formanek, Mary Halvorson, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, John Edwards, Veryan Weston, Luc Ex, Django Bates’ Human Chain, Evan Parker, The Continuum Ensemble and others. As part of the F-ire Collective, she won the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation in 2004, was nominated for the BBC Jazz Award for “Rising Star” in 2005 and won a Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation in 2006.
Since moving to New York City in 1979, Percussionist Rainey has performed at festivals and clubs throughout North America and Europe with a wide range of artists, including John Abercrombie, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Ted Curson, Marc Ducret, George Gruntz, David Torn, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, Andy Laster, Joe Lovano, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, New and Used, Matthias Schubert, Tom Varner, WDR Big Band, Ken Werner and Denny Zeitlin. Rainey recorded his debut album as a leader, Pool School, for Cleanfeed Records in May 2010. The CD also features Mary Halvorson on guitar and Laubrock on saxophone. The trio’s follow-up CD, Camino Cielo Echo, was just released on Intakt Records.
Admission for each concert in the series is $15, or $10 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door each concert evening only. A Facebook group for the concert series has been created and can be viewed at www.facebook.com/groups/changeofthecentury. The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St. in Beacon and can be reached at 845-831-4988.