Featuring Holober's GRAMMY-nominated Gotham Jazz Orchestra, soloists include Jason Rigby (tenor saxophone), Ben Kono (alto saxophone), Charles Pillow (alto saxophone), Marvin Stamm (trumpet), Jared Schonig (drums), Nir Felder (guitar), Jody Redhage Ferber (cello) and James Shipp (percussion). The ensemble is joined for the occasion by tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist John Patitucci, and the up-and-coming Brazilian vocalist Jamile Staevie Ayres

This Rock We’re On: Imaginary Letters feels like vespers sung for the Anthropocene before night falls.”

— Terry Tempest Williams

Due out June 14, 2024 via Palmetto Records, "This Rock We're On: Imaginary Letters" draws inspiration from the natural world and the insights of environmental authors, artists, and activists such as Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, Sigurd Olson, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Robin Wall Kimmerer. 

Please join us for our record release concert!
“This Rock We're On:  Imaginary Letters” 
featuring the GRAMMY-nominated Gotham Jazz Orchestra
Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 7pm
Aaron Davis Hall, City College Center for the Arts

This Rock We're On: Imaginary Letters

Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra

“This Rock We’re On: Imaginary Letters” is a new multi-movement work by acclaimed composer Mike Holober, written for the GRAMMY-nominated Gotham Jazz Orchestra. Inspired by the insights of environmental authors, artists, and activists such as Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, Sigurd Olson, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Robin Wall Kimmerer,
“This Rock We’re On: Imaginary Letters” is a new multi-movement work by acclaimed composer Mike Holober, written for the GRAMMY-nominated Gotham Jazz Orchestra. Inspired by the insights of environmental authors, artists, and activists such as Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, Sigurd Olson, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Robin Wall Kimmerer, it is a meditation on the beauty of nature and the fate of the planet.
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