U.O.T.S presents Nine Jazz Stories Friday, May 22, 2015

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Starts 8PM
Admission: $10

May 22, 2015 – University of the Streets. David Haney, solo piano and narration JAZZ STORIES – combines improvised music and story telling. Classic life stories retold beautifully. 9 stories, told to David by the artists themselves, recorded and transcribed, and then retold by Haney with an improvised piano sound track.

In his newest project David Haney performs 9 Jazz Stories, combining improvised music and story telling. Classic life stories retold beautifully.  9 stories, told to David by the artists themselves, recorded and transcribed, and then retold by Haney with an improvised piano sound track. Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; Annie Ross meets Sarah Vaughan; John McLaughlin’s story about recording with Miles Davis; Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonius Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols.

DAVID HANEY studied composition for six years with Czech composer, Tomas Svoboda. After several years of working with the Society of Oregon Composers, Haney began applying  his skills as a working jazz artist, often paired up with some of the greatest minds in jazz improvisation, such featured artists as Andrew Cyrille, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Bud Shank, Bernard Purdie, Buell Neidlinger, Julian Priester, Han Bennink, Obo Addy, Wilbert de Joode, Gerry Hemingway, Wolter Weirbos, Perry Robinson, and Johannes Bauer. Haney has recorded 14 albums in ten years for C.I.M.P. Records and Cadence Jazz Records. David has also collaborated on 14 albums on other labels worldwide. He has received grants and commissions for his creative work from the U.S. State Department; Alberta Film Works; and the Oregon Ballet Theatre. Haney was awarded a travel grant from the U.S. State Department to present the music of composer Herbie Nichols in concerts throughout Argentina and Chile. Haney’s piano/trombone work Ota Benga of the Batwa was included in the critics pick for best Jazz Album of 2007 (Coda Magazine). “Conspiracy a go go” and “Clandestine” were both selected Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2009 (Cadence Magazine). David’s current release “Solo” received top ten honors in 2014 (Cadence Magazine). The Penguin Guide to Jazz has a half page entry on several David Haney albums.

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