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Elkhart Jazz Festival Presents: Connie Han Trio

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:00 pm

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Thursday, June 20th the Elkhart Jazz Festival kicks off at The Lerner Theatre hosting a FREE concert with the Connie Han Trio from 7:00PM – 8:30PM.

“Connie Han has established herself as one of contemporary jazz’s most talented and inventive musicians by combining the precision of her childhood training as a classical pianist with the improvisation, and irrepressible emotion, of her heroes Freddie Hubbard and Kenny Kirkland. — Variety Magazine

Hailed as “The Jazz Warrior-Goddess” in a full feature artist profile by Downbeat Magazine, Connie Han possesses “a skill and ferocity unmatched by all but the most accomplished of pianists.”
Pianist and provocateur Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz with her incendiary Mack Avenue Records debut CRIME ZONE. At 27, this young lioness is on a fast-climbing trajectory to jazz stardom with rave reviews from The New York Times, Jazziz Magazine, Downbeat Magazine, and more. According to Downbeat Magazine, Han has “already absorbed the post-bop piano masters” with “all the technical mastery she’ll ever need.” The New York Times describes her as “the rare musician with fearsome technical chops, a breadth of historical knowledge and enough originality to write tunes that absorb your ear easily.”

Weaving in and out of the tradition, Han pays tribute to McCoy Tyner, Mulgrew Miller, and Kenny Kirkland with her own unique edge and fire at the piano. Her connection to jazz began at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. After graduation, Han accepted a full-tuition scholarship to UCLA but chose to leave school after three weeks to pursue her professional career. It was at this time she sought out drummer/producer Bill Wysaske to begin work on what would eventually culminate her signing with Mack Avenue Records.

“This record is meant to be a statement about being rebellious… but within the tradition,” Han explains. “It’s provocative and fresh in its own way while still honoring the rich legacy of jazz.” The title, CRIME ZONE, reinforces how I brand myself as an artist: a provocateur of creative music.” “With this album she’s booking a place as a star in the jazz firmament of tomorrow,” says All About Jazz.” Watch out for Connie Han, the face (and shape) of jazz to come.” Jazziz Magazine claims, “Han has been labeled a rising star and rightfully so — she’s an intriguing artist with mastery over her instrument as well as a deft bandleader. Given the maturity and brilliance she demonstrates on ‘CRIME ZONE’, perhaps ‘rising’ could be dropped from that designation.”

Overview

Date:
Thursday, June 20
Time:
7:00 pm
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Venue

The Lerner Theatre
410 South Main Street
Elkhart, IN 46516 United States
Phone:
(574) 293-4469

Tickets (plus fees)

General Admission
FREE

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