Dave Douglas and Frank Woeste to collaborate on new repertoire

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Dave Douglas will collaborate with French pianist Frank Woeste to create new repertoire for a jazz quartet comprised based on the work of Man Ray, the influential American modern artist who was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements of the 20th Century. Influenced by Ray’s works known as “readymades,” which were pieces created out of ordinary, everyday objects, the project, entitled, “The Art of Reinvention,” will include time for composition and rehearsals followed by a recording session in New York. Read more about the project's direction here.

FAJE is made possible through the generous support from the Cultural Services of the French EmbassyDoris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut Français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

 Frank Woeste photo by Morgan Roudot

Frank Woeste photo by Morgan Roudot

 Dave Douglas photo by Austin Nelson

Dave Douglas photo by Austin Nelson