An Evening of Eric Dolphy

Todd Marcus, bass clarinet
Griffin Woodard, bass clarinet
Caleb Smith, piano
Gervis Myles, bass
Hugh Kline, drums

Bass Clarinetists Todd Marcus and Griffin Woodard join forces to pay homage to Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. (1928-1964), performing a program of his compositions. Dolphy was a titan of modern music whose fire, genius, and unending dedication to his craft inspired everyone who followed. Furthermore, he was the first and greatest instrumentalist to prove the limitless possibilities of the bass clarinet in a post-bop context. Join us as we celebrate his music and legacy!

Caleb Smith, Gervis Myles, Hugh Kline, and Woodard are all alumni of the Oberlin Conservatory Jazz Studies Department. These emerging artists are blazing new trails. They are honored to work with Todd Marcus, a prolific artist who the New York Times recognized as “the most inventive bass clarinetist working in straight-ahead jazz today.”

“Whatever I’d say would be an understatement. I can only say my life was made much better by knowing him. He was one of the greatest people I’ve ever known, as a man, a friend, and a musician.” – John Coltrane speaking about Eric Dolphy

Showtime: 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central/6 pm Mountain/5 pm Pacific/12 am GMT

In-person seats: $20 / $10 full-time students with valid ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Advance sales end 1 hr before showtime; remaining tickets may be purchased at door.

Streaming Cost is $10
The link will be revealed 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active through March 29

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