3:00 PM, Doors at 2:30 PM
The brainchild of saxophonist Tony Passarell, Thin Air Ensemble is a group of hand-picked musicians playing mostly improvised music. Using a form of “conduction” pioneered by composers such as Butch Morris and John Zorn, hand signals are conveyed to the musicians to direct the spontaneous creative sounds coming from the ensemble. It is a magical, in-the-moment musical experience for player and listener alike.
The seven-piece ensemble is: Tony Passarell – sax & conductor, Phillip Greenlief – sax & clarinet, Cliff Childers – trombone, Alan Ernst – piano, Keith Cary – cello, Heath Proskin – acoustic bass, and Jenn Schaaf – drums.