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Crosstown Arts presents Nutria from New Orleans

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The Green Room @ Crosstown Arts

1350 Concourse Avenue

#Suite 280

Memphis, TN 38104

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Join us in The Green Room at Crosstown Arts for a contemporary jazz performance by Nutria from New Orleans.

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Named after the infamous South Louisiana swamp rat, Nutria performs original contemporary jazz music with an emphasis on collective improvisation. Their compositional and improvisational practice at once pushes at the boundaries of instrumental music in the 21st century and situates the music within the lineage of New Orleans jazz and groove traditions.

This concert at Crosstown Arts is a part of their 2020 album release tour, celebrating their new album, "Meeting In Progress," released in February 2020 on ears&eyes Records.

Doors at 7pm | Performance at 7:30pm

"Showing a clear strategic intelligence and inventiveness and a substantial depth of artistic resourcefulness," according to No Depression magazine, Nutria has toured throughout the United States playing art centers, jazz clubs, and dive bars. In 2017, they performed on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. In 2016, they were commissioned by the New Orleans-based Marigny Opera Ballet to compose "Wary Heat," a new ballet that was premiered in February 2017 and reprised in January 2018. In 2019, Nutria began a weekly residency at one of New Orleans’ top venues for creative music, Bacchanal Fine Wine.

Nutria was formed in New Orleans in 2014 as a composition workshop for its members, who were active in different corners of the local music scene. Their sound reflects a diversity of influences yet with a deep commitment to the jazz idiom.

The members of Nutria have performed with a wide array of leading talents in New Orleans and around the world, including Leyla McCalla, James Singleton, Johnny Vidocovich, Ed Petersen, Mahmoud Chouki, Sarah Quintana, the Revelers and local favorites Los Po-boy-citos. Nutria has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (NOLA), the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Twins Jazz Club (DC), Chris' Jazz Cafe (Philadelphia), the Jazz Gallery (Milwaukee), the Chatterbox Jazz Club (Indianapolis), and the California Clipper (Chicago).

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Memphis, TN 38104

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