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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Jazz in the Target Atrium

Upcoming Jazz in the Target Atrium events:

About This Concert:

Jeremy Walker presents two sets of original music for piano, bass and drums and mezzo, Clara Osowski, drawing from influences as wide as Ellington and Schubert to create melodic, lush and deeply personal music.  

  • Jeremy Walker, piano and artistic director
  • Clara Osowski, vocals
  • Anthony Cox, bass
  • Kevin Washington, drums

Fun Facts:

  • In December 2017, Clara Osowksi and bass-baritone Eric Owens were featured in the Schubert Club’s International Artist Series.

  • Clara Osowski was awarded the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder at the prestigious Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation Song Competition in London.
  • Terry Blain from the Star Tribune wrote of the latest Walker/Oswoski performance with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu: “Hang the classifications, and bring on more jazz art songs.”
  • Jeremy Walker and Anthony Cox debuted The Rage of Achilles, a jazz oratorio based on The Iliad, as part of the 2015 Jazz in the Target Atrium series.
  • This program is part of the Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Broadcast Partner:

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

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About This Concert:

A master pianist, improviser and composer in her own right, Myra Melford is at once fearless and joyous, earthy and soaring.  All her technique, expression and adventure will ring out in this rare solo performance.

  • Myra Melford, piano

Fun Facts:

  • Raised outside Chicago in a house designed by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Melford grew up literally surrounded by art.
  • She has found a “spark of recognition” in sources as diverse as the writings of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi and the Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano; the wisdom of Zen Buddhism and the Huichol Indians of Mexico; and the music of mentors like Jaki Byard, Don Pullen and Henry Threadgill.
  • In 2006, the Walker Art Center premiered Melford’s Knock on the Sky, a piece inspired by Albert Camus’ essay The Myth of Sisyphus and Kobo Abe’s novel Woman in the Dunes, in which Melford collaborated with New York City–based choreographer/dancer Dawn Akemi Saito and Austrian architect Michael Haberz.
  • One of Melford’s ensembles, Snowy Egret, includes a familiar face to Jazz in the Target Atrium audiences: composer and trumpeter, Ron Miles.
  • A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and 2000 Fulbright scholarship recipient, Melford spent a year in North India immersing herself in the region’s classical, devotional and folk music.
  • Honored as a risk-taker, Melford won the Alpert Awards in the Arts for Music in 2012 and the Doris Duke Performing Artists Award in 2013.
  • The Observer (UK) notes, “Melford [has] reconnected music to motion, leaving today’s straight-laced young men in suits—who have dominated recent jazz—in her wake.”
  • This program is part of the Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Broadcast Partner:

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Complete event details »


Listen to the February 23, 2018 performance of "At the Piano" in the Target Atrium


Broadcast Partner

KBEM 88.5 Jazz 88 FM