Thursday, June 20, 2024

In Concert! Alex Coke Carl Michel Sextet

November 30, 2022|7:30 pm-9:00 pm


Jazz composers Alex Coke and Carl Michel will present an evening of their own and others' works this November   in KMFA's State-of-the-Art Draylen Mason Studio. Leading an ensemble whose members individually excel in several musical genres and, collectively, create a  unique and memorable soundprint, saxophonist-flutist Coke and guitarist Michel bring together a group that  includes Austin Symphony principal harpist Elaine Barber, pedal steel player Bob Hoffnar (Liminal Sound  Series), double bassist James Suter, and percussionist Carolyn Trowbridge on vibes.   Performing compelling music with origins in jazz, classical, folk,  extended technique and improvisation, this unique ensemble is an outgrowth of Coke and Barber's popular  weekly Driveway Concert Series. The duo performed  outdoors, socially distanced, with each member of the sextet  individually in turn, appearing as special guests. Playing music as a  gift to their local neighbourhood at first, the project took shape as the  possibilities for meetings indoors returned.   The Monday night concerts made way for rehearsals, new  composition, and the formation of an unusual and very accomplished  performing and recording ensemble. They released their first CD  together, The Emissary, in October 2021 to good reviews.  A second CD is now the works.   For the upcoming performance and live recording, works will include  new arrangements of music by Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane,  Valentyn Silvestrov and Paul Motian with new compositions by  Coke and Michel in the mix .    For more info please visit:



KMFA's Draylen Mason Studio
41 Navasota Street,
Austin, 78702, TX

Additional Information

Contact Person: NL Cutean
Ages: all ages

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