Shane Cooper and the Dinaledi Chamber Ensemble // Nate Wooley: “Columbia Icefield”

Jazzfest Berlin 2021: Scenes of Now

Nate Wooley uses Columbia Icefield to put his own distinctive spin on ambient music, with disruptive details that generate an exquisite tension marked by harmonic dissonance and atmospheric turbulence. Bassist and composer Shane Cooper, a ubiquitous figure in Johannesburg’s creative music scene over the last decade, debuts this brand-new project at Jazzfest Berlin 2021.

Jazzfest Berlin 2021: Scenes of Now

After a digital New York-Berlin edition in the first year of the pandemic, Jazzfest Berlin 2021 traces the paths of improvised music to three more cultural hubs: Cairo, São Paulo and Johannesburg. Together with local partners, the festival team has developed a diverse programme of partly pre-produced, partly live concert formats that showcase the musicality, innovative power and affinity with interdisciplinary experimentation of the respective creative music scenes as well as the specific places they occupy in between a global jazz canon and their own region’s rich musical heritage.

Saturday, November 6
Start: 5 pm
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