@ BRIC Arts Media House
Friday October 20, 2023
07:00 PM - 11:00 pm
Georgia Anne Muldrow
The music of Georgia Anne Muldrow erases the boundaries between progressive soul, organic hip-hop, and avant-garde jazz. Part of a richly musical bloodline, Muldrow made her recorded debut in 2004 and became the first woman signed to the revered Stones Throw label, releasing her expansive first album, Olesi: Fragments of an Earth, two years later. By then, she was an integral player in Los Angeles’ thriving underground scene of beatmakers, instrumentalists, singers, rappers, songwriters, and label operators. She has filled all of those roles with varied solo albums such as Umsindo (2009), Seeds (2012), and the Grammy-nominated Overload (2018), as well as the Vweto series (2011 to 2021). A keen collaborator, Muldrow has recorded a large volume of output with husband Dudley Perkins, including releases on their independent outlet SomeOthaShip, and has been featured on recordings by the likes of Sa-Ra, Erykah Badu, and Robert Glasper.
Masayuki Hirano – better known as BIGYUKI – is a ground-breaking songwriter and virtuoso keyboard player who blends jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronica to create a sound that’s wholly his own. Alongside releasing his own inimitable music, BIGYUKI is highly sought-after as a performer and collaborator by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Kamasi Washington, and Lauryn Hill.
A true visionary who consistently captivates audiences both on record and on stage, pianist, composer and bandleader GEORGE BURTON has been called “formidable” (NPR), “revolutionary” (Nextbop), and “soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer); his music “multidimensional” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “sublime” (NPR). His wide range of influences blend brilliantly to create a modernist landscape that draws on the trajectory of jazz going back to the blues, and establishes him as an oracular presence in a new generation of musicians. Burton’s two full-length albums, The Truth Of What I Am > The Narcissist (2016) and Reciprocity (2020), were both received to international critical acclaim, with the latter receiving an Image Award (NAACP) nomination for Outstanding Instrumental Jazz Album in 2021, and the stunning, stop-motion animated music video for the single “Finding” (which Burton also produced) winning multiple film festival awards and honors.
Friday October 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm