Nine Jazz Stories

 22 May
 University of the Streets, 2381 Belmont Ave. The Bronx, NY
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 David Haney
David Haney narration and piano with Nadya Kadrevis, clarinet, and Jeremy Shaskus, bass clarinet. 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. Listen to all nine Jazz Stories at About Jazz Stories: Haney tells these tales with the dramatic flair of a Garrison Keillor with impish piano garnishes. He also throws in a few solo piano pieces like Nichols' "Jamaica" at apt intervals and even includes his own story of how he came to collect all these anecdotes. Reading the stories here in Cadence is entertaining in its own right but this is a unique and fun presentation. Jerome Wilson, Cadence Magazine About David Haney 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. 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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