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Marilyn Crispell, Richard Nunns & Jeff Henderson

Vitamin S and STAMP present
Marilyn Crispell, Richard Nunns & Jeff Henderson
Supported by the New Pacific Music Ensemble
Friday September 19
8:30pm The Limelight
Aotea Centre

Tickets available from
Concession - $18.00

An unprecedented evening of iconic and unique music

Vitamin S and STAMP are proud to present the explosive creativity and dynamic personalities of New York pianist Marilyn Crispell, Richard Nunns and Jeff Henderson.

Marilyn Crispell has garnered a well-deserved reputation as one of the most virtuosic players of both improvised and contemporary classical music.
Her live performances and extraordinary technique have been described as
“…so personal, so explosive and so devastating that it makes jazz (and most other music) sound like the archaic language of an ancient people.…even simple melodies seem radiantly beautiful.”
Larry Kelp -San Francisco Express

Crispell will perform solo and then team up with our own national treasure Richard Nunns on Taonga Puoro (Mäori musical instruments) and the creative forces of Jeff Henderson, both equally heavyweight in the international arena of contemporary music.
This is not the first time the trio has performed together. In 2002, Henderson toured to sellout audiences his large ensemble work ‘Urban Taniwha’ with Nunns and Crispell as pivotal figures.

What makes this performance so unique is the collaboration of musical forces and worlds. With the iconic and deeply traditional sound of Richard Nunn’s Taonga Puoro integrated with Marilyn Crispell’s diverse piano style, and Jeff Henderson’s personality on reeds, it is a concert that truly could only happen in this time, and be of this place.

Following Marilyn, Jeff and Richard is the New Pacific Music Ensemble. This highly original Auckland group is a collaboration of Rarotongan drumming and string band instruments with contemporary music, jazz, and improvisation. Featuring John Bell, Tua Mete, Chris O’Conner, Jacob Unuia, Kingsley Melhuish, Mare Thom, LJ Unuia, and joined for this special performance by Jeff Henderson and Richard Nunns.
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