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Edgefest 2019: OUT West

  • Kerrytown Concert House 415 North 4th Avenue Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 United States (map)
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Kerrytown Concert House presents Edgefest, its annual 4-day experimental “out” jazz and creative new music festival. Edgefest 2019 : OUT West – explores the rich historical contributions of West Coast artists in the development of avant jazz improvisation and new music. A roster of distinguished ground-breaking composer-performers with their ensembles and collaborators will illuminate their various innovative roles in the avant/jazz world of today. Ann Arbor/Detroit area improvisers will be integrated into the festival, often collaborating with visiting artists. Diverse audiences from the SE Michigan/Northern Ohio/Illinois area and beyond have a rare opportunity to be exposed to this innovative art form in a series of free and ticketed public concerts in downtown Ann Arbor with related educational activities.

Founded in 1997, Edgefest is an award­-winning annual avant­-garde jazz and creative new music festival with a unifying purpose: to explore new music created by today’s composer­s and performers from the United States and beyond. Edgefest began as a single­day event and is now a major 4­ day festival that includes collaborations and educational outreach.

Corporate Sponsors:
NEA Art Works
New Music USA
SEMJA
SMTD Jazz
Blue Llama Jazz Club
Microtel

Individual Sponsors:
Marc Andren
Alan Feller
Marjorie Fisher
Nimish Ganatra
Niraj Ganatra
Keith Martin
Bonnie Patterson
Christine Reardon
Mike Resil
Frank Rubolino
Luis Torregrosa

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