|Auction Project delivers Afro-Cuban-Irish blend|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:44|
The Auction Project featuring Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O'Farrill and jazz saxophonist and composer David Bixler will perform tonight at 7:30 p.m. in St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Perrysburg and Friday at 7 p.m. in the University of Toledo's Center for Performing Arts¬† Recital Hall.
According to band's promotional material,¬† the musicians "cross musical boundaries, improvising over traditional Irish jigs and original Bixler compositions, over a tapestry of Afro-Cuban percussion, in a fierce, freewheeling manner."
Joining Bixler and¬† O'Farrill piano will be Heather Martin Bixler, violin, Carlo DeRosa, bass, and Vince Cherico drums.
The band's self-titled album received four stars from Downbeat Magazine.
O'Farrill leads the Afro_Latin Jazz Orchestra.¬† Bixler, director of jazz studies at Bowling Geen State University, has toured the world with Lionel Hampton, Toshiko Akiyoshi and the Duke Ellington band, as well as leading his own quintet.
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