March 27, 2015 8 p.m.End:
March 27, 2015Location: Emens Auditorium
Gyra is a jazz juggernaut who released their 30th album of new material The
Rhinebeck Sessions in 2013, which Jazztimes called "inspired".
Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists Association picked it for Jazz Album Of
The Year. Something Else Reviews called it "Their finest album since their
early 80s heyday" and made it a TopTwenty pick for the year. George Harris
of the Jazz Weekly enthused, "I gotta tell ya, these guys still sound
GREAT." Not bad for a band observing its 40th anniversary in 2014.
is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has
continued to reach an international audience over nearly forty years, resulting
in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows
on five continents.
have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work
ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while
never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for
this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter
cycles. 2014 marks forty years from their start in a Buffalo club where they
were first known as "Tuesday Night - Jazz Jam."
hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on
me," says group leader Jay Beckenstein. "I’ve always felt that music,
and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets
people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their
emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much
bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to
sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music
or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us."
How to Purchase Tickets
|Tickets - General Admission
|Youth (18 & under)
| Artist Series Subscribers
| Pick 4+ Package
|Ball State Students
Purchase Tickets - on sale Monday, August 11 at 10 a.m.
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