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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tonight! Stone-Zelenka-Ota Free Improv Orchestra at the Way Out Club

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 9:00 AM

A big band doing free improvisation is a rare occurrence in St. Louis, so it's worth making note of tonight's gig by the fifteen-member Stone-Zelenka-Ota Free Improv Orchestra at the Way Out Club.

Jay Zelenka, who also runs Freedonia Music, and Dave Stone organized the show to celebrate a visit this week by Takanori Ota, a graduate of Webster University's music program who now lives back in his native Japan.
In addition to Stone and Zelenka on saxophones and Ota on bass clarinet, look for a dozen more St. Louis improvisors drawn from the organizers' extended musical circles.

"Big band free improv is a unique experience with its own dynamics, " Zelenka said in an email. "It's a challenge to pull off, but it's the kind of event that can be energizing to the larger community of like-minded players."

Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and admission is $5.

- Dean C. Minderman


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