Anne Mette Iversen's Poetry of Earth
"The poetry of earth is ceasing never" - John Keats
Maria Neckam - vocal
Christine Skou - vocal
Dan Tepfer - piano
John Ellis - tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet & flute
Anne Mette Iversen - acoustic bass & compositions
Poetry of Earth is a collection of jazz art songs: eighteen English and Danish poems set to a unique combination of extended composition and jazz improvisation. The music was conceived while at a artists’ residency in a 1000 year-old cloister on the cliffs of Italy’s Amalfi coast. The poems, from Romantic to contemporary, were all chosen as meditations on human nature, and the nature in the world around us.
The Poetry of Earth musicians are world-renowned as improvisors, and have each developed a personal sound and identity which they bring effortlessly to realize this unique music.
5 pm show: $15/$10 students
7 pm show: All tickets $10
"Perhaps one of the most gifted if not unsung bassist/composers in music today." - @Critical Jazz
"She will be one of the stars of the new generation of composers over the next decade."…"Anne Mette Iversen is no longer an up and coming bassist/composer, she is part of the next standard in jazz." - Stephan Moore, JazzWrap
"But the thing with Iversen is that her artistry divulges a little more of itself with each listen until the music I think was pretty good at first listen turns into an exquisite work of art by the 5th of 6th." - S. Victor Aaron, Something Else