Jack Wright brings improvisational brilliance to 118 Elliot

118 Elliot presents Zounds!, a special performance by master saxophonist Jack Wright on Monday, March 18, at 8 p.m.

Zounds! is a collaboration of Wright, of Easton and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on alto and soprano saxophones, and Patrick Crossland, of Baltimore, Maryland, on trombone, performing improvised solos followed by a duet.

Crossland has had a long career as professional musician performing mainly new classical compositions and is now teaching at the University of Maryland.

Wright has been playing free music the past 45 years, evolving in his playing through his choice of partners. Copies of Wright's book, The Free Musics, and his vinyl record, Free Life, Singing, will be available for purchase.

118 Elliot is a collaborative gallery and environment for the creative arts and education.

Programming includes film showings, gallery exhibitions, musical performances, and conferences, as well as physical culture classes. It is home to the Brattleboro Words Project (supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities) and is exhibiting the Brattleboro Words Trail landscape murals and community audio stories, which will be a permanent exhibit at the new Brattleboro Amtrak station when it opens in late 2024.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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