Season Event

Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut and Mike Marshall

  • December 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut and Mike Marshall

“A sterling example of first-rate jazz music-making,” the Los Angeles Times said of this Grammy Award-winning quartet. Twenty-five years ago, four virtuosos formed this innovative ensemble and began redefining chamber music by integrating jazz improvisation and rhythms and including music styles such as bluegrass, classical, funk, jazz, Latin American, and Indian classical. To help celebrate their anniversary in grand style, Turtle Island Quartet invites two extraordinarily talented musicians to join them onstage—pianist Cyrus Chestnut and mandolinist Mike Marshall. Hailed by Time as “the best jazz pianist of his generation,” Chestnut is known for his inventive, imaginative style and has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in music. Marshall demonstrates his incredible technique and versatility on the mandolin through a variety of musical styles. Together they create a remarkable evening of music including classic jazz and Americana as well as some holiday favorites.

View Turtle Island Quarter video clips on YouTube.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Mark Summer and David Balakrishnan, Founding Members, Turtle Island Quartet (Dec 4, 2010) Pre-Performance Discussion

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$44, $36, $22. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID