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Merrimans' Playhouse

Or Bareket Quartet

Album release tour - Its four group members use Bareket’s original compositions as a vehicle through which to metabolize and integrate the different worlds and experiences they inhabit into a cohesive sound that accommodates all of it and dilutes none of it.

Or Bareket Quartet
Or Bareket Quartet

Time & Location

May 29, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA

About the Event

TICKETS are $17 General/$10 Student. Concert is one long set. End time is approximately 9:00 pm.

Or Bareket – bass

Godwin Louis – saxophone

Savannah Harris – drums

Jeremy Corren - piano

The Or Bareket Quartet is a container for the ongoing exploration of spaces between and within languages and cultures. Its four group members use Bareket's original compositions as a vehicle through which to metabolize and integrate the different worlds they inhabit into a cohesive sound that accommodates all of it and dilutes none of it. Savannah Harris, the group's drummer, describes the quartet's style as a musical equivalent of capoeira: the Afro-Brazilian martial-art and dance-form where people seem to be both sparring and dancing at the same time.

The Or Bareket Quartet is a container for the ongoing exploration of spaces between and within languages and cultures. Its four group members use Bareket’s original compositions as a vehicle through which to metabolize and integrate the different worlds and experiences they inhabit into a cohesive sound that accommodates all of it and dilutes none of it. Savannah Harris, the group’s drummer, describes the quartet’s style as a musical equivalent of capoeira: the Afro-Brazilian martial-art/ dance-form where people seem to be both sparring and dancing at the same time.

The Or Bareket Quartet is a container for the ongoing exploration of spaces between and within languages and cultures. Its four group members use Bareket’s original compositions as a vehicle through which to metabolize and integrate the different worlds and experiences they inhabit into a cohesive sound that accommodates all of it and dilutes none of it. Savannah Harris, the group’s drummer, describes the quartet’s style as a musical equivalent of capoeira : the Afro-Brazilian martial-art/ dance-form where people seem to be both sparring and dancing at the same time. This event is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

https://www.orbareket.com/video

The Or Bareket Quartet features some of today’s foremost talents on their respective instruments: alto saxophonist Godwin Louis, pianist Jeremy Corren, and drummer Savannah Harris. Bareket’s third album, “SAHAR”, was released in 2022 on Enja Records and saw the quartet tour across the EU, US, and Japan. The group’s next album, produced by Joel Ross, is set for release in late 2024.

Born in Jerusalem to parents of Moroccan, Iraqi, Argentinian, and Eastern European descent, raised between Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, and based out of Brooklyn since 2011, Or Bareket is one of the most prominent bassists of his generation, as well as a composer and bandleader with an eclectic yet meticulously cohesive style.Winner of the 2011 International Society of Bassists' jazz competition, Bareket's distinct lyricism, rhythmic dexterity, and groove-centric approach are clearly present in his playing and writing alike.

Growing up trilingual, Bareket is fascinated by how different languages and cultures intersect and diverge. Musical Practice and composition in particular are Bareket’s method of investigating spaces between and within languages, discovering, reclaiming, and weaving the different worlds lost through immigration and the worlds he currently inhabits into a personal aesthetic that attempts to include and honor all of them: his ancestral North African, Iraqi, and Latin-American folklores, his life-long study of Black American music, and his experiences making music with some of today's foremost artists across a wide range of musical generations and stylistic orientations; Bareket has worked extensively with bands led by the likes of Joel Ross, Etienne Charles, Camila Meza, and Ari Hoenig, and has performed with artists such as Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Ben Wendel, Leon Parker, José James, Godwin Louis, Marquis Hill, Aaron Parks, Hamilton de Holanda, James Francies, Sam Yahel, Marta Sanchez, Aaron Goldberg, Savannah Harris, Chico Pinhero, Fred Nardin, and Sullivan Fortner in different settings.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trust Foundations, which include grants from the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021; 2022-2023 seasons), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022; 2022-2023 seasons), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022; 2022-2023; 2023-2024 seasons). Special concert event support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season). Activities are made possible in part by the Arts Organization Support (AOS), Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency (2023-2024 season).

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2023 seasons). The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.

Tickets

  • General

    $17 Advanced or Door

    $17.00
  • Student

    $10 Student/Discount

    $10.00

Total

$0.00

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