New York jazz quartet to give free concerts in Manila and Bacolod


Posted at Jun 09 2010 03:03 PM | Updated as of Jun 09 2010 11:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The New York City-based Mark Sherman-Tim Horner Jazz Quartet will hold free concerts in Manila and Bacolod on June 18 and 19.

The quartet is currently on an Asian tour, which includes Russia, South Korea, and China.

Mark Sherman-Tim Horner Jazz Quartet will be in Manila and Bacolod for free concerts and music workshops. Credit: US Embassy-Manila Information Office

The US Embassy in Manila and the Lincoln Center in New York City are bringing the quartet to the Philippines to let Filipino music lovers experience the group's deeply-rooted post-bop jazz approach to original and standard jazz compositions.

Their music is mostly influenced by the music of John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, and Michael Brecker.

The quartet has performed internationally over the past five years in Europe, the US, and Canada.

Free concerts will be held on Friday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Greenbelt 3 Park, Makati, and on Saturday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at Cinema 1 of SM City Bacolod.

Since each member of the quartet also has strong teaching credentials, master classes will be held at the UST Conservatory of Music, the Ayala Museum, and the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City.

The tour is under the auspices of The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program, a partnership between Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) and the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

Partnering with the US Embassy in Manila to make the concerts possible are Greenbelt Malls, US Conservatory of Music, PIJazzFest Foundation, Ayala Museum, SM City Bacolod, Jazz Society of Negros, and the University of St. La Salle.