The Fonda/Stevens Group in Concert
Garrett Hall, University of Virginia
Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 7pm
With over 20 years of performing together in various ensembles, this powerful acoustic New York City based jazz ensemble features the music of bassist Joe Fonda and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, performing with percussionist Harvey Sorgen and the modern jazz trumpet legend Herb Robertson.
Pianist and co-leader Michael Jefry Stevens has composed over 300 works for various musical ensembles, and was a recent fellow at the Macdowell Artist Colony in Peterborough, NH and Centrum Arts in Port Townsend, WA. He is currently on the faculty of Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.
Bassist and co-leader Joe Fonda has developed an extensive international reputation over the last several years, recording and touring with the world-reknowned saxophonist Anthony Braxton, performing at some of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Master Drummer Harvey Sorgen has performed and/or recorded with Bruce Hornsby, Bob Weir, Dave Douglas, David Torn, Ahmad Jamal, Los Lobos, NRBQ and Bill Frisell amongst many others. He was a member of "Hot Tuna" for over a decade and is featured on many of their most important recordings.
Herb Robertson is internationally renowned as one of the most innovative trumpet/brass improvisers of the last 40 years. Mr. Robertson has recorded five albums under his own name and has appeared with such artists as Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, John Zorn, Bobby Previte, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra and many others.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:00 concert.
overlooks the UVA Amphitheater, just off McCormick Ave. Parking is available in the Emmet St. Parking Garage. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $5 for students, and are available at the door only. For more information call (434) 249-6191, or go to