Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mark your jazz calendars for Theo Bleckmann

I've been dying to see Theo Bleckmann live, and here he comes.

From the Macalester College (St. Paul) Events Calendar:

Friday, September 23

New Music Series: Theo Bleckmann, voice

Jazz singer and new music composer Theo Bleckmann will perform. The Grammy nominated Bleckmann makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful. His work provokes the mind to wonder, but connects immediately with the heart. The Village Voice called him “Transcendent”; The New York Times wrote, “From another planet”; and All About Jazz said he is “Magical, futuristic.” New Music Series guest artists work with Macalester students in classes and master classes and give free concerts, which are open to the public. Sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation.

Macalester-Plymouth United Church
1658 Lincoln Ave.
St. Paul, Minn. 55105
8 p.m. FREE 651-696-6808

This event is likely to be under the radar. If you don't know who Theo Bleckmann is, neither do a lot of people--yet. He's one of Kurt Elling's five favorite jazz singers.

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