Eleven O’Five — Virg Dzurinko (piano), Claire de Brunner (bassoon), Melanie Dyer (viola) — has a sonic presence of dark reed, wood, hammer and hair — the palette of three outstanding musicians in creative improvisation. They met as musicians influenced by Connie Crothers, Henry Grimes and others who shaped NYC’s post-bop, avant-garde improvisers. They converge from various points. Dzurinko and de Brunner’s duo performances date back to 2014. Dyer and de Brunner met working and recording with percussionist / composer Leonid Galaganov in 2018. Dzurinko and Dyer began duo sessions in 2021. As a group, their resonant debut performance at Brooklyn’s Main Drag elicited responses for more, and a revelatory consensus to continue their sound journey. (Photo credits: Nick Lyons [Claire], Peter Gannushkin [Melanie], unknown for Virg)
This event will stream on the Jazz Foundation and Jazz Museum Facebook pages and the Museum YouTube Channel.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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