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Film Lounge Presents: LABYRINTH

"Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave."

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Wednesday February 10, 2016

Film Lounge Presents: LABYRINTH

"Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave."

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Labyrinth
Rated: PG
Film Length: 90 Minutes

This fresh event will feature cozy furniture, cabaret tables, full bar, and servers cocktailing food and drinks directly to your seat. Capital City Grill Downtown has created a full menu specifically for these events, with Denicola's Upholstery supplying all the fun furniture. Screenings will include the latest Independent and Foreign Film, as well as Classics from all Genres. Admission is cheap and the food/drink specials will be plentiful.

A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Directed by Jim Henson
Written by Terry Jones (screen play), Denis Lee (story), Jim Henson (story)
Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud

Show Date

Wednesday February 10, 2016

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$7.50 plus fees




Wednesday February 17, 2016

Jazz Listening Room with Christian Winther

Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

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Since moving to New Orleans in 1997 Danish born saxophonist Christian Winther has established himself as a in-demand reed player on the New Orleans jazz scene through his strong versatile sound. His four recordings on the Steeplechase label have earned him critical acclaim from many national and international jazz publications. Jazz Times noted of Winther’s release “Soul House” – “It marks his rise as another promising tenor saxophonist among the ranks of well schooled young jazz musicians”. Winther has toured the US and europe as the leader of the Christian Winther Quartet and performed as a sideman with many New Orleans groups.

Some of the musicians Winther has performed, recorded and collaborated with include: Two People, Ali Jackson, Vincent Gardner, Herlin Riley, Billy Drummond, Marcus Printup, Richard D. Johnson. Locally he has been featured with the bands of Shannon Powell, Fredrick Sanders, Wendell Brunious, Germaine Bazzle, Thais Clark, Kermit Ruffins, Topsy Chapman among others.

Winther’s latest recording was released August 2011 and is entitled “From The Sound Up”. It features original compositions by Winther and an quintet comprised of musicians with roots in the New Orleans and New York scenes: Peter Martin – piano, Rueben Rogers – bass, Rodney Green – drums and Roman Skakun – vibes.
Winther’s playing is strongly rooted in the jazz tradition, but he exerts a versatility that allows him to apply his sound and spirit to many varied musical situations. Winther notes: “being a musician in New Orleans, you are privileged to experience so much different music as part of everyday life, and you start to realize how you can draw from all those sources”. Offbeat says of Winther – “While swinging is often at the forefront, a refreshing element is the ease of how Winther moves both to more free ranging realms, while he glances back to the musics tradition”.

Born In Denmark, saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Christian Winther was introduced to jazz by his fathers albums of jazz masters such as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
At the age of 11 Winther began playing the clarinet; Louis Armstrong was among his first influences.

Then Winther heard the music of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane and the saxophone seemed the logical next step. He studied with saxophonist Darryl Barber and attended the Skidmore Jazz Institute program and was encouraged to continue his studies in jazz by the late legend Milt Hinton.
Winther studied at the University of New Orleans with Ellis Marsalis, Ed Petersen, Victor Goines, Steve Masakowski and Harold Battiste. While attending the University of New Orleans he performed with notable jazz names such as Frank Morgan, Ellis Marsalis, Alvin Red Tyler and Harold Battiste.

This event will take place in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre. Seating will be limited.

Show Date

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$15, plue fees




Wednesday March 9, 2016

Jazz Listening Room with Amina Figarova

Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

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Azerbaijan-born, globe-trotting composer and pianist Amina Figarova introduces ten colorful, compelling new compositions performed by her touring sextet plus guests on Blue Whisper, her 13th album since her 1994 debut Attraction.

Figarova's deeply personal, highly evocative responses to social turmoil, distinctive personalities she's encountered and universal transitions of life inform the music on Blue Whisper. Moods range from the haunting beauty of the titular track "Blue Whisper," as well as "Moonrise" and "Hewa" (featuring lyrics in Swahili by Sarah Elizabeth Charles) to the straight-ahead momentum of "Moving Forward," "The Hustler" and "The Traveler," to the sophisticated playfulness of "Pictures," "Marians" and "Juno." In "Hear My Voice," over a martial beat and sorrowful, resolute horn choir, an eight-year-old girl earnestly urges an end to violence world-wide and, with laughter, a request to "Let kids be kids."

Throughout all tracks, Amina's classically founded touch, her lilting melodies, luminous harmonies, often understated yet always propulsive rhythms and star soloists come together with immaculate sophistication. Trumpeters Ernie Hammes and Alex Pope Norris, saxophonists Wayne Escoffery and Marc Mommaas, bassists Luques Curtis and Yasushi Nakamura, drummer Jason Brown, flutist Bart Platteau -- Figarova's partner and husband of nearly 25 years – and electric guitarist Anthony Wilson (on "Pictures") are featured advantageously in spontaneous, creative engagement with her compositional themes and intentions.

This event will take place in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre. Seating is limited.

Show Date

Wednesday March 9, 2016

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$15, plus fees




Wednesday April 13, 2016

Jazz Listening Room with Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, & Bill Stewart Trio

Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

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Peter Bernstein

Jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein (b. 1967, New York City) has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in over 80 recordings and numerous festival, concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. As a leader, Peter has released nine albums and a DVD, Live at Smoke.

He got his first break while attending the New School when he met the legendary guitarist Jim Hall. Hall asked Peter to participate in his Invitational Concert as part of the 1990 JVC Jazz Festival. The event featured such guitarists as John Scofield and Pat Metheny and was release as Live at Town Hall Vol. 2. by Music Masters. Hall noted that Peter “…has paid attention to the past as well as the future. He is the most impressive guitarist I’ve heard. He plays the best of them all for swing, logic, feel and taste.”

Also in 1990, Peter Bernstein was discovered by alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson and took part in the first of four recordings with him. He was a regular member of his group throughout the 1990s. “Some people just have it.” Donaldson said. “…most of the time you have to teach someone what to do, but Peter knows it all.”

Peter has also enjoyed long musical associations with legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb (Cobb’s Mob), as well as organist Larry Goldings and drummer Bill Stewart as a member of their highly acclaimed trio. The New York Times called them “the best organ trio of the last decade”. Together they recorded a dozen of records, all of which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards or playing their original compositions.

Larry Goldings
Larry Goldings is a Grammy-nominated pianist, keyboardist, composer, and songwriter. Among jazz enthusiasts, Goldings' organ trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart has been recognized for charting new ground, with synergistic playing and hard-swinging yet thoughtful music. Goldings' talents have been sought-after by an impressive range of musicians including James Taylor, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Tracy Chapman, Ricki Lee Jones, Charlie Haden, Steve Gadd, Herbie Hancock, Sia, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, and Leon Russell.

Larry has recorded 18 albums as a leader, hundreds more as a sideman, and has collaborated on a long-term basis with Maceo Parker, Jim Hall, Michael Brecker, and John Scofield. Goldings has been recording and touring with iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor since 2001, and is the featured musician on Taylor's One Man Band CD/DVD, the culmination of a two year world-wide tour with James and Larry in duet.

In 2007, Goldings received a Grammy nomination (Best Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year) for his live album Trio Beyond - Saudades (ECM) with John Scofield and Jack DeJohnette. His compositions have been recorded by Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Toots Thielemans, Jim Hall, Gaby Moreno, Bill DeMain, Jane Monheit, Spencer Day, Curtis Stigers, Mike Viola, Lea Michele, Sia, and others. The 2014 UK Songwriting contest awarded Larry, along with Dannielle DeAndrea and David Batteau, "Best Song" in the Jazz/Blues category for the composition, "High Dreams."

Bill Stewarts Trio

Percussionist Bill Stewart made his name as the rhythmic force behind guitarist John Scofield 's band, working with him for five years between 1990 and 1995. Self-taught on drums, Stewart is also a capable pianist, the instrument on which he composes. He grew up listening to his parents' jazz and R&B record collection, but otherwise jazz was a rare commodity in Iowa in the 70s and he played in a Top 40 covers band in high school as well as the school orchestra.

After graduating he enrolled at the University Of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, playing in the jazz and marching bands as well as the orchestra. He then transferred to college in Wayne, New Jersey, where he studied with Dave Samuels, Rufus Reid and Harold Mabern. It was here that he met future collaborator, saxophonist Joe Lovano. While still in college he made his recording debut with saxophonist Scott Kreitzer and recorded two further collections with pianist Armen Donelian. After graduation in 1988 he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he set up home. There he began the slow process of establishing his reputation by regular appearances at jam sessions and by word of mouth, leading to his first gigs with the Larry Goldings trio.

At one of their regular sessions at Augie's Club in Manhattan, Maceo Parker attended and invited him to contribute to a forthcoming recording date (for Roots Revisited ). Afterwards he was invited to join Scofield's band, which also included Lovano, who has featured on both of Stewart's solo albums to date. The first, Think Before You Think, was issued on the Japanese label Jazz City and featured Dave Holland on bass and Marc Copland on piano in addition to Lovano. The second, Snide Remarks, featured pianist Bill Carrothers, trumpeter Eddie Henderson and bassist Larry Grenadier. This boasted nine original Stewart compositions, highlighting a sophisticated compositional technique that Lovano once analogized as being that of 'a melody player within the concept of rhythm'.

This event will take place in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre. Seating will be limited.

Show Date

Wednesday April 13, 2016

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$15, plus fees