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DC Jazz Festival: The William Hooker Trio

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Friday June 14 * 8pm * $15 * TICKETS

The William Hooker Trio
William Hooker - drums
Ben Goldberg - trombone
Jair Parker Wells - bass

“The real wonder of the set is Hooker, who manages to give long performances a consistent pulse and energy without ever setting a clearly discernible metre..." - THE WIRE

“Kingpin of the free jazz world, Hooker’s limits have been boundless” - Chris Sabbath, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“drumming that incorporated elements from spiritual to the avant–garde” - MODERN DRUMMER

“William Hooker is a spirit drummer.” - Andre Henken, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“William Hooker is an artistic whole, a vast circle of vision and execution. A body of uninterrupted work beginning in the mid-seventies defines him as one of the most important composers and players in jazz.” - Thomas Stanley, SIGNAL TO NOISE

https://www.williamhooker.com

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Presented in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival 
June 7 —16, 2019 — Celebrating 15 Years
Since 2005, the DC Jazz Festival organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation's singular original art form. The festival presents a selection of the jazz genre's most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, the DC Jazz Festival nourishes the community with free educational programs that extend our reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students.