This gig will feature Nathan and Sylvain as a duo. Doan has had to cancel all performances remaining in 2017. Soon he will be having/recovering from surgery on the shoulder injury he sustained this summer. Thanks for your continued support.
Black Dog Cafe Lowertown
308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55101
Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog!
Nathan & Doan have the privilege of joining Sylvain Kassap. Born in 1956, French Clarinettist Sylvain Kassap has been one of the greatest improv jazz musicians since the late 70s. A major player on the avant-garde scene, Kassap has performed with Louis Sclavis, Michel Portal, Henri Texier, Bernard Lubat, François Tusques, and many other cutting-edge French musicians. He has also played along side a large number of innovative international musicians such as Evan Parker, John Surman, Barre Philips, Sam Rivers, Hamid Drake, Han Bennink.
Kassap uses his clarinets in ways that go well beyond conventional melodic and harmonic expectations. With percussive bursts and textural sounds, Kassap expands the range and vocabulary of the instrument.
He has also been a pioneer in fusing the arts, collaborating with actors, dancers and writers. And, he has made occasional forays into contemporary classical music, performing works by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and other experimental composers.
From free improvisation to contemporary and ethnic music, leading French clarinetist Sylvain Kassap explores a world that is rich in colour and finesse, animated by an unquenchable spirit of freedom.