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Wadada Leo Smith To Perform At The University Of Virginia

Jazzed Magazine • News • January 11, 2018

Composer, trumpeter, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Wadada Leo Smith and his Golden Quintet (pianist Anthony Davis, bassist John Lindberg, drummer Pheeroan akLaff, and cellist Ashley Walters), along with video artist Jesse Gilbert, will perform music from Smith’s masterwork America’s National Parks on Saturday, January 27 at the University of Virginia’s Old Cabel Hall as part of the school’s Impulse Festival.

The performance is part of the group’s residency, which includes a public talk, a gallery exhibition of Smith’s Ankhrasmation scores, workshops by Quintet members and more. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for UVA faculty and staff, $10 for students and free for UVA students in advance from the UVA Box Office.  For a full schedule and more information, log on to

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