Feb 24 2018


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music In Homes: Honoring Black History Month: A. Spencer Barefield Sextet

A. Spencer Barefield, guitar • Ian Finkelstein, piano
Marcus Elliot & Rafael Statin, saxophones
Jeff Pedraz, bass • Sean Dobbins, drums

This homage to Black Music features an ensemble of extraordinary musicians of multiple generations who will perform innovative and legendary works of jazz from bebop to avant garde and beyond, from the 20th century to the present. Brimming with imagination and integrity, these musicians have improvisational chops rooted in deep knowledge of the classics of jazz, enabling them to perform challenging compositions by the recently departed piano masters Muhal Richard Abrams and Geri Allen, as well as works by Monk, Coltrane and others.

The concert will also featuring decades of works by Barefield commissioned by the Kresge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, Arts Midwest, Arts International, MCACA, Arts Foundation of Michigan, and elsewhere. His music is lauded by Downbeat Magazine critic Bill Shoemaker: “Barefield’s synthesis of African string music, jazz, and timbrel investigations…coupled with his compositional versatility, merits special consideration…he is nothing less than captivating.” 

Tickets: $50; VIP seating in front rows with additional leg room: $60.


Music In Homes Committee


Music In Homes Committee