An Evening of Jazz with the Charles Owens Quintet at the Luckman
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An all-star lineup takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. The show features David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years, Money Mark, Joshua Redman and Sinkane. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Learn More
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The master woodwind musician, Charles Owens is known for his skilled musicianship and rare ability to produce original sounds. When Owens is not conducting the renowned Luckman Jazz Orchestra, he is in demand as a first-call studio musician, a popular nightclub/concert performer, and a jazz artist of international repute. Owens has toured, performed and recorded with an impressive array of artists including Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington Orchestra, and most recently, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Enjoy a night of America’s greatest original art form with the distinguished Charles Owens Quintet as they explore some of Charles Owens’ original works and some old favorites from Jazz greats.
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