J. Pavone String Trio
album release tour for ...Of Late on Astral Spirits Records
Wed May 11 @ 7:30pm
$10 advance / $15 day of
J. Pavone String Trio
Jessica Pavone - viola, compositions
Abby Swidler - violin, viola
Aimée Niemann - violin
The J. Pavone String Trio has performed at the Graham Foundation in Chicago, NYC Winter Jazzfest, Firehouse12 in New Haven, Roulette and ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, and The Rotunda in Philadelphia.
In 2019 the string ensemble’s debut album Brick and Mortar was hailed by Chicago Reader's Peter Margasak as "the most assured, bracing work of Pavone’s career." Astral Spirits Records released their second album Lost and Found in 2020 to critical acclaim.
This tour celebrates the release of their third album ...Of Late on Astral Spirits Records and features a new ensemble lineup of Pavone on viola, Aimée Niemann on violin, and Abby Swidler playing both violin and viola.
While Jessica Pavone’s earliest training was primarily in classical music at the Hartt School of Music (B.M. Music Ed. '98) and Brooklyn College (M.M. Music Composition '07), she has dedicated her practice to exploring alternative avenues for creative musical expression. Studying improvisation with Leroy Jenkins from '00-'05, she began harnessing her unique way of incorporating Jazz practices into her viola playing.
Pavone has been awarded residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Soaring Gardens, and Arts Letters & Numbers.
Her work has benefited from grants from the Queens Council on the Arts (2020), New Music USA (2015), Tri-Centric Foundation (2015), Experiments in Opera (2013), the Jerome Foundation (2011), and MATA Interval (2007),and she has had world premieres at prominent NYC venues, including the Museum of Art and Design, the Noguchi Museum, Abrons Art Center, and The Kitchen. Her albums have been produced by Tzadik, Taiga Records, Thirsty Ear, Astral Spirits, Relative Pitch, and she has released four collaborative duo recordings with guitarist Mary Halvorson. From 2005 to 2012, Pavone toured regularly with Anthony Braxton’s Sextet and 12+1tet, and she appears on his discography from that time.
Scott Clark's Dawn & Dusk
Laura Ann Singh - voice; JC Kuhl - reeds; Bob Miller - trumpet;
Michael McNeill - piano; Adam Hopkins - bass;
Scott Clark - drums/compositions
(photo by Dylan Akers)