Wayne Krantz and 2x[Salvation] will visit and play at The Miraverse October 19, 2016. This is a unique opportunity to hear one of the most innovative jazz trios playing in one of the most amazing acoustic environments ever built: the Music Room at Manifold Recording.
Wayne last played The Miraverse in February 2015, hosting a guitar clinic in the afternoon before sharing dinner with VIP guests and then playing an amazing set that we recorded in 4K, 5K, and 6K video. Follow this link to see his encore for the evening, Why. Wayne moved to Argentina following his 2015 tour (not our fault!), so it is a rare and welcome opportunity to have him back in the US for his 2016 tour.
The plan for the day is as follows: a limited number of VVIPs will have a chance to arrive before sound check is finished and have dinner with Wayne and the band (4pm start unless otherwise specified). After dinner, all event participants are invited to head to the Music Room to hear Wayne's latest works (7pm start unless otherwise specified). After the show, VIP and above are welcome to hang with Wayne and the band as they warm down from the performance (all depart by 10pm). Whether you come for the full experience, just the concert, or the concert and the meet and greet afterwards, you will never forget hearing some of the best jazz music today in an environment whose acoustics does justice to the music.
We are offering a limited number of discounted early-bird tickets that will be on sale now until September 5th. After that date, regular-priced tickets will be on sale until October 18th, a day before the event. Full refunds given only in the event of band cancellation.
Note: because the venue is a private studio, we publish address information only to those who are attending the event. We will notify everybody a week before the event (and up to a day before the event for those buying last-minute tickets). For planning purposes, the event is about 5 miles east of Pittsboro in a rural environment. Wear comfortable shoes (not high-heels) that you are comfortable removing before stepping into our beautiful studio environment. We meet all ADA standards and have 2 marked handicapped spaces, as well as two other spaces that can be reserved if needed.
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Throughout his decades-long career, New York-based guitarist and composer Wayne Krantz has never rested on his laurels. From his early sideman days with artists such as Billy Cobham, Michael Brecker, Steely Dan and others, through his numerous live and studio solo recordings, Krantz has consistently pushed his stylistic roots in rock, jazz, fusion and blues beyond their boundaries.
A world-renowned improviser, Krantz’s singular approach to his instrument combines rhythm-centric phrasing with a dynamic attack in a style that is distinctly his own. His cutting-edge status has been further established through his use of unique harmonic vocabularies (which Krantz details in his highly-regarded 2004 instructional book An Improviser’s OS), and a strong focus on bold group improvisation. All of these elements combined equal a genre-defying artist who is firmly positioned at the vanguard of his craft.
Throughout his solo career, Krantz has predominantly worked in a trio setting (with stellar musicians as Keith Carlock, Tim Lefebvre, Cliff Almond, Anthony Jackson, Lincoln Goines, Zach Danziger and others), and has documented his steady evolution with nearly every type of trio album imaginable, ranging from the heavily composed to the primarily improvised, both live and in the studio. In 2009, Krantz released Krantz Carlock Lefebvre (Abstract Logix); a strikingly original album that was the first studio recording to showcase the group improv dynamic of one of his most enduring bands.
Known globally for his uncompromising musical vision, staggering virtuosity and deep reserves of soul, Wayne Krantz is one of very few modern guitarists to venture beyond the instrument’s limitations and create an identifiably original style and sound. Good Piranha/Bad Piranha is his full-throttle double-take on four contemporary pop and hip-hop songs, from which he plunders the textural, rhythmic and harmonic intrigue that has come to define each of his unique projects. Presenting two distinct versions each of Pendulum’s “Comprachicos,” M.C. Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” Ice Cube’s “My Skin is My Sin” and Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke’s “Black Swan,” Krantz extracts and serves up a surprising range of nuance by switching up musicians and applying his inimitable instrumental inventiveness. Each song’s multiple takes allow the group(s) to reimagine the material from unexpected angles, making use of subtle rhythmic and melodic shifts to frame a dazzling display of the guitarist’s revered melodic and chordal innovations; he intertwines his stark, elastic tones with the familiar tunes’ snaky rhythmic skeletons and insistent basslines to create wholly new works.
We expect similarly creative, humorous, surprising, and electrifying interpretations of songs that might be familiar to us this time around as well.
Since the late ’80s Wayne Krantz has been revered as one of the world’s great guitarists, working alongside such rock legends as Steely Dan (both as a bandmember and later on solo projects by Donald Fagen), jazz saxophonists Michael Brecker, Chris Potter and David Binney, composer Carla Bley and drum icon Billy Cobham. In addition to his influential studio albums as a leader, Krantz has released several recordings of his celebrated live trio performances, which have become major concert draws worldwide for fans of powerfully adventurous improvised music.
Even more info: http://www.waynekrantz.com/