Young visionary jazz phenomenon performs in Brorson’s Church in November
Visionary clarinetist, composer and singer Angel Bat Dawid draws inspiration from icons like Sun Ra and Ornette Coleman with her sprawling, spiritual free jazz. This November she visits Denmark for the first time with her band for an intimate concert in Brorson’s Church. The evening is presented in a joint collaboration between Copenhagen Jazz Festival and ALICE
Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago’s jazz & improvised music scene just a few years ago. In a very short time, the potency, prowess, spirit & charisma of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in Chicago’s avant-garde. On any given night you can find Angel adding aura to ensembles led by Ben LaMar Gay, or Damon Locks, or Jaimie Branch, or Matthew Lux, or even, on a Summer night in 2018, onstage doing a woodwind duo with Roscoe Mitchell.
For her recorded debut on International Anthem, The Oracle consists of a batch of tracks that Angel created entirely alone – performing, overdubbing & mixing all instruments & voices by her self – recorded using only her cell phone in various locations, from London UK to Cape Town RSA, but primarily from her residence in the attic of the historic Radcliffe Hunter mansion in Bronzeville, Southside, Chicago. This November CJF and ALICE proudly present Angel Bat Dawid when she performs her first Danish concert ever at Brorsons Church, Nørrebro.
The press says:
“A vast, immersive aural exploration of black experiences.” – Pitchfork “A Sun Ra-infused mixture of samples, sonic fragments and spoken word—somehow austere and lush, simultaneously.” – Downbeat
“Futuristic in tone but hardwired to an ancient and deeply spiritual vision of what music can achieve.” – The Guardian