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April 24 - April 24, 2024
Dinah Lane Theater
Black Box Jazz | The Music of Coldplay with the Daniel Ian Smith Sextet 

Saxophonist Daniel Ian Smith and his ensemble bring new and unique jazz interpretations to the music of Coldplay. Featuring arrangements and adaptations by Matthew Nicholl and Adi Yeshaya.

 

About the Project

"The Coldplay Project was initiated for a performance I gave in Tel Aviv, Israel, as part of the annual Tel Aviv Jazz Festival. Each year the festival has a 'theme' for the festival itself, and in 2022 the theme was “Rock Bands!” In collaboration with the wonderful writers/arrangers Matthew Nicholl (Berklee College of Music) and Adi Yeshaya (writer for Prince, The Voice, Whitney Houston, and others), we chose a collection of songs by the rock band Coldplay and adapted them for a sextet featuring guitar, electric bass, keyboards, drum set, percussion, and me playing saxophones and alto flute. The result was really successful and incredibly well received. I’m looking forward to bringing this project to the Mosesian and hope to build on this idea with a recording in the works for year end 2024!"

- Daniel Ian Smith

 

The Band

Daniel Ian Smith - saxophones/alto flute
John Baboian - guitars
Amy Bellamy - keyboards
Fernando Huergo - electric bass
Gen Yoshimura - drumset

 

$30 General Admission

This is the fifth performance in the 2023-24 Mosesian Arts Black Box Jazz series, featuring faculty from the Berklee College of Music. Other performances in the series are November 1, December 20, February 13, and March 27

 

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