December 8, 2022|7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Two mighty tenor (and flute!) players on one stage go head to head on standards with a swinging rhythm section at Monks Jazz in Austin TX Dr. John Mills is a saxophonist and composer/arranger based in Austin, Texas, where he pursues a wide range of concert and recording projects within the jazz idiom and beyond. John currently leads the high-energy, ten-piece fusion ensemble Times Ten, which features his compositions and whose acclaimed first CD, Caffeine Dreams, is available on Fable Records.Outside of the jazz realm he has worked on stage or in the recording studio with such R&B icons as Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John and Aretha Franklin, alternative pop artists David Byrne and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), and country stars including Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Lyle Lovett, and Willie Nelson. His orchestral arrangements for major artists such as these have been performed by symphonies across the U.S. and abroad. Composer Alex Coke plays flutes and saxophones. An original member of Creative Opportunity Orchestra, Alex was a featured composer/arranger and soloist on several CO2 recordings since the early 1980s. From 1990-2010 he toured and recorded with the internationally renowned Dutch jazz group, the Willem Breuker Kollektief. An improvisor and experimentalist with a wide range of interests from avant-garde and bebop jazz to folk and world traditional musics, Alex has led numerous ensembles like Live Action Brass Band, The Leadbelly Legacy Band, New Texas Swing, and The Worthy Constituents, as well as touring and recording with many offshoots of the Dutch jazz and contemporary music scene.
LocationMonks Jazz 501 East Pedernales 2E,
Austin, 78702, TX
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