Date & Time
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 7:00pm
Virtual event; admission/access is free. Click here.
Irwin Hall, flute
Melody and improvisation from the "other" side
The March I Just Wanna Play! event features jazz flutist Irwin Hall, back by popular demand after last season's IJWP! and Flute Fair appearances. He will explore the art of melodic improvisation from an open, "free" perspective (rather than "theoretical"). The goal of the session is to get flutists to begin to explore the sonic qualities of the flute and to use traditional technique for developing a system for melodic improvisation. All levels and styles are welcome.
Estimated duration: 45 minutes
Watch this space for connection details and links to supplementary materials.
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Irwin Hall got his start in music at age nine when he won a lottery in school and was gifted an alto saxophone. By age 11 he was on stage performing professionally and began winning state and national competitions. Irwin attended Princeton University on a full ride to study East Asian philosophy. He learned Japanese and after graduating began work at a major Japanese newspaper in Tokyo. As fate would have it, he ran into songstress Melody Gardot backstage at the Tokyo Jazz Festival. She heard him play and immediately hired him to tour with her band. He quit his job and went on back-to-back international tours as her featured soloist.
Soon after he caught the ear of three-time Grammy/Tony Award winning NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and joined her working band, honing his skills under the master vocalist on saxophone, flute, and bass clarinet. His woodwind work is featured on the Grammy-nominated album Star People Nation by trumpeter Theo Croker, and he has toured extensively with Grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, among many others. Irwin now leads his own band, Irwin Hall Organ Trio, and continues to perform in cities around the world including London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio, Prague, New York, Paris, and Melbourne.
For more about Irwin Hall: https://www.irwinhall.com/