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Recommended by Time Out New York
and The New York Times!

Bill Frisell
Opening Concert
With the 858 Quartet
& the Beautiful Dreamers

Friday, September 14
at 8pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

"After decades of tredding such a brave and singular path, maybe Frisell deserves his own genre. How about ‘friz’?"
Financial Times (London)

Bill Frisell launches this year’s festival in FIAF’s newly renovated Florence Gould Hall with a rare concert that unites two of his seminal groups, the 858 Quartet, featuring Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, and Jenny Scheinman, and Beautiful Dreamers, a trio featuring Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston.

In a career spanning more than 35 years and over 250 recordings—including 25 albums of his own—guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell has established himself as a visionary presence in American music. He is celebrated for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument. His recordings are extensive and his best-reviewed albums include Have a Little Faith and This Land, Unspeakable (2005 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album), and History, Mystery (nominated for a 2009 Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album). A rare opportunity to see this exceptional musician joined by two of his closest collaborators.

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Recent Buzz & Reviews

Art in America
Bel Borba Crosses the Line, Online
Lisa Stahl, Sept 28, 2012

France-Amérique
"Crossing the Line  Opens Beautifully at FIAF"
Crossing the line ouvre en beauté au Fiaf
Sept 21, 2012

CBS New York
"The 5 Best Things to Do in NYC Tonight, September 14"
Bill Frisell: Opening Concert for Crossing the Line 2012: FIAF Fall Festival
September 14, 2012

The New York Times
Jazz Listings for Sept. 14-20,
Highly Recommended: Bill Frisell

September 13, 2012

Time Out New York
Bill Frisell, Opening Concert; Close Your Eyes Featuring Eyvind Kang & Jim Woodring Recommended Listing!
September 13–19, 2012

The New York Times
Fall Music Preview: Bill Frisell
September 7, 2012

 

Ticket Info

FIAF Member $25
Advanced $30
Day-of $35

 

Three-Concert Pass

$50

Bill Frisell Concerts
9/14 Opening Concert
9/15 Early (Not Too Late)
9/15 Close Your Eyes

Venue Info

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street,
New York, NY 10022
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Image: Bill Frisell © Jimmy Katz

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