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Mandorla Music presents Michael Gregory Jackson
July 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$17 – $20
Michael Gregory Jackson
Friday July 8, 8pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Sq, Somerville
$17 in advance / $20 at the door
Back in January, Michael Gregory Jackson blew away a packed Mandorla crowd as a surprise guest of The Mobile Trio. (Check out a sample of that amazing collaboration here.) I’m thrilled to welcome him back to the Mandorla Music Series for this very special solo appearance on Friday evening, July 8th.
Michael’s singular approach to the guitar has been cited as an influence by heavyweights such as Bill Frisell, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid and Marc Ribot. His career has been one of unusual breadth, including such diverse elements as time with avant-garde giants such as Oliver Lake and Wadada Leo Smith, collaborations with acclaimed producer Nile Rogers and Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, involvement in a Mick Jagger solo project in the late ’80s, and work in recent years with his Clarity Quartet featuring top Danish players, his Clarity Trio with Rakalam Bob Moses, and his Spirit-Signal-Strata project with Kenwood Dennard.
For decades, Michael has brought together avant-garde jazz, blues, R&B and singer-songwriter influences to create a unique and captivating sound. His 2015 Clarity Quartet release After Before has been called an “emotive edge-pushing collection that embraces sounds traditional and new.”
It’s an honor to have Michael coming to the Mandorla Music Series, and I know it’s going to be a full house. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets here, and spread the word by joining the Facebook event page and inviting your music-loving friends.