Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares: Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince

Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares: Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince

Sunday, March 17, 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Anna Webber (saxophone), Adam O'Farrill (trumpet), Mariel Roberts (cello), Elias Stemeseder (synth), Lesley Mok (drums)

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Anna Webber’s Shimmer Wince

Sun, Mar 17 | Shea Theater

Anna Webber’s Shimmer Wince

Anna Webber (saxophone), Adam O'Farrill (trumpet), Mariel Roberts (cello), Elias Stemeseder (synth), Lesley Mok (drums)

Time & Location

Mar 17, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

About The Event

Anna Webber (b. 1984) is a flutist, saxophonist, and composer whose interests and work live in the aesthetic overlap between avant-garde jazz and new classical music. In May 2021 she released Idiom, a double album featuring both a trio and a large ensemble, and a follow-up to her critically-acclaimed release Clockwise. That album, which the Wall Street Journal called "visionary and captivating," was voted #6 Best Album of 2019 in the NPR Jazz Critics Poll, who described it as “heady music [that] appeals to the rest of the body.” Her 2020 release, Both Are True (Greenleaf Music), co-led with saxophonist/composer Angela Morris, was named a top ten best release of 2020 by The New York Times. She was recently named a 2021 Berlin Prize Fellow and was voted the top “Rising Star” flutist in the 2020 Downbeat Critic’s Poll.

The trio featured on Idiom is Webber’s “Simple Trio”, her working band of almost a decade which features drummer John Hollenbeck and pianist Matt Mitchell. Together they have released two further albums: Binary (2016) and SIMPLE (2014). A prolific bandleader, Webber also leads a quartet and a septet in addition to the above-mentioned large ensemble and co-led Webber/Morris Big Band.

Webber is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. She has additionally been awarded grants from the Copland Fund (2021 & 2019), the Shifting Foundation (2015), the New York Foundation for the Arts (2017), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Canada Council for the Arts and residencies from Exploring the Metropolis (2019), the MacDowell Colony (2017 & 2020), the Millay Colony for the Arts (2015), and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (2014).

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