PRAx Opening Performance

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Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis

The special, full-length evening concert kicks off a multi-year commitment by PRAx to presenting musicians who explore the Indigenous history threaded through jazz music. Headliner Delbert Anderson (Navajo/Diné) and his quartet have been celebrated by the New York Times for “putting the Indigenous sound back in jazz.” They are joined for a special appearance by vocalist Julia Keefe (Nez Perce), who will serve as artistic director at PRAx for an ongoing series showcasing contemporary Native jazz performers. The evening includes a performance of an extended work commissioned by PRAx, co-created by composer Franklin Piland, Delbert Anderson, and Julia Keefe. This special premiere will be presented with the OSU Jazz Ensemble.

$10 for 5 PM Open House Performance