Max Kraus

Bassist, Composer, Arranger, Bandleader

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Marcell Bellinger Ensemble

  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 118-128 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)

Philadelhpia Jazz Project and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [PAFA] collaborate on public programming in conjunction with the PAFA exhibition, Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis. Lewis, (1909-1979) a Black American, was a pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art community, an innovator of Abstract Expressionism, and a politically-conscious activist whose work was often inspired by Jazz music and musicians. Acknowledging that creative connection, trumpeter and composer Marcell Bellinger will present two performances of new musical works commissioned by PJP and created in response to the visual art work of Norman Lewis. In addition, artists, musicians and thinkers will gather together to discuss how artists using one art form can inspire and stimulate the creative expression of artists using another art form.
More details and an interview with musician Marcell Bellinger here


Earlier Event: January 31
Sunday Sessions @ Alma Mater
Later Event: February 10
Laura Lizcano Sextet @ Chris'