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The Music of Ornette Coleman

Part of The Festival Dancing in Your Head

National and local jazz, classical, rock, and world musicians play the expansive, rigorous, and beautiful music of Ornette Coleman. Featured are The Flux Quartet and Tom Chui; Anthony Cox with Nirmala Rajesekar; Happy Apple; The Bad Plus; and a special set by a one-time fusion of the two, The Bad Apple. The evening’s artists and compositions are listed below:

Happy Apple, Free
Tom Chiu, Trinity
Nirmala Rajasekar/Anthony Cox Ensemble, WRU
The Flux Quartet, Poets and Writers
The Bad Plus, Broken Shadows; Street Woman
The Bad Apple, Una Muy Bonita; What Reason Could I Give


This evening is made possible with generous support from Accenture and Microsoft.

Supported in part with funds from the Bush Foundation, the Walker’s Doris Duke Fund for Jazz and Dance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This performance is made possible with generous support from William and Nadine McGuire.