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New York Jazz Stories with David Haney


Sunday March 3 * 7pm * $10 *Tickets

On March 3, pianist, composer and storyteller David Haney will bring a multi-media performance of New York Stories to Rhizome. New York Jazz Stories features some highly entertaining stories retold by David Haney. These are real stories told directly to Haney, transcribed and brought to life .

This performance features audio and video footage in addition to the live performance. Audio from Annie Ross, Lorraine Gordon, and Roswell Rudd.

Classic life stories retold beautifully. New York Jazz Stories were told to David Haney by the artists themselves, recorded and transcribed, and then retold by Haney. 

 "Haney tells these tales with the dramatic flair of a Garrison Keillor.."  Jerome Wilson, Cadence Magazine

Sonny Rollin's Bridge Story
John McLaughlin and his baptism in fire with Miles Davis
Roswell Rudd remembers Herbie Nichols
Anne Ross meets Sarah Vaughan
Lorraine Gordon and The Village Vanguard
Gunter Hampel on Why Monk Dance 
Randy Weston - Early Days in Brooklyn

Video introduction to Jazz Stories

Playing on the Street and the Meaning of Jazz:
David Haney, narration; Bernard Purdie, drums; Adam Lane, bass. Live in Joe's Pub 2017

Dave Frishberg Moves to New York:
David Haney, narration; Bernard Purdie, drums; Adam Lane, bass. Live in Joe's Pub 2017

Billy Cobham on his Hero, Randy Weston:
David Haney, narration; Bernard Purdie, drums; Adam Lane, bass. Live in Joe's Pub 2017

Born in Fresno, CA, USA in 1955, David Haney grew up in Calgary, Canada. He studied composition for five years with Czech American composer Tomas Svoboda. He has been a member of The Society of Oregon composers and his works have been performed in Europe, USA, Canada, and South America. Since 1997, the following improvising artists have worked with David on his projects:  Roswell Rudd, Julian Priester, John Tchicai, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell, Bud Shank, Wolter Weirbos, Han Bennink, Andrew Cyrille, Bernard Purdie, Marvin Bugulu Smith, Gerry Hemingway, Dylan Van de Schiff, Buell Neidlinger, Dominic Duval, Adam Lane, Michael Bisio, Paul Blaney, Perry Robinson, Johannes Bauer. As a leader, Haney has over 20 albums on CIMP-USA, Cadence-USA, SLAM-UK, NoSeSo-Argentina, La Gorda-Argentina, Canada Jazz Studio-Canada.

“Haney’s jagged and contemplative clusters of notes, sometimes creating a brooding, pensive mood reminiscent of a Jackson Pollack painting and other times setting forth a forward momentum that reminds you that this music comes from that essential kernel of jazz creation: swing.” ICE Magazine

“One of the most inventive pianists in the USA...” Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery