Monday, March 29, 2010

Peter Brötzmann and Hamid Drake to perform Sunday, April 25 at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

Saxophonist Peter Brötzmann (pictured) is returning to St. Louis for a duo performance with percussionist Hamid Drake at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center.

Brötzmann played at the LNAC last June with his trio as part of the venue's "Jazz to the Wall" festival. Drake, who like Brötzmann is based in Chicago but tours around the world, has been part of the improvised music scene since the 1970s, working with Fred Anderson, David Murray, William Parker, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Ken Vandermark and many others.

For more on Brötzmann's recent activities, check out this article published last month in the Chicago Reader. You also can see some video of him in action here.

Regarding tickets, the LNAC website says that "All shows are all ages and $5.00 unless otherwise noted," and currently there are no other notations specific to the Brotzmann/Drake show. More details if/when we get 'em...

UPDATE - 11:20 a.m., 4/10/10: According to the press release received today at StLJN HQ, tickets for the Brötzmann/Drake performance will be $12 at the door.

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