“As musicians we are healers of humanity and have a responsibility to cleanse dis-ease through positive tones, frequencies and vibrations. Music is the nucleus and universal language of the oversoul, mind, body and spirit.” -- Jamal R. Moore
2O16 BALTIMORE'S BEST FREE JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR - CITY PAPER
Jamal Moore, reeds, percussion and electronics
Nik Francis, drums
Cher Jey, vocals, spoken word, dance
Eliel Sherman Storey, saxophones
Jamal R. Moore is a native of Baltimore who is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator. His background includes California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. 2012), Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005), Eubie Blake Jazz Orchestra (2000) under the direction of Christopher Calloway Brooks, and historically-acclaimed Frederick Douglass Sr. High School (whose notable alumni include Thurgood Marshall, Cab Calloway, and Ethel Ennis). Jamal has worked with such luminaries as Wadada Leo Smith (2013 Pulitzer finalist) whith whom he studied at California Institute of The Arts, Nicole Mitchell, Sabir Mateen, Roscoe Mitchell, David Ornette Cherry (Organic Roots Nation), Tomeka Reid, Dr. Bill Cole, DJ Lou Gorbea, George Duke and Sheila E. He is a long-term member of KREation and Conference of The Birds ensembles directed by Kevin Robinson. A affiliate of The Pan African Peoples Arkestra of the late Horace Tapscott, Calvin Gant ensemble directed by Calvin Gant and Nicole Mitchell; Joyful Noise Band under the direction of Luke Stewart and Ancestral Duo. Jamal currently leads his own groups, Akebulan Arkestra, Napata Strings, Black Elements Quartet, Organix Trio, and Interstellar Duo.
Tickets: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID