Steve Arnold/sarah Hughes/kelton Norris Live Streaming Concert at An Die Musik Live
Erin Connelly uploaded this event on March 25, 2021
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Over years of playing in various configurations and settings, saxophonist Sarah Hughes, drummer Kelton Norris, and bassist Stephen Arnold have developed a natural and intimate style of group improvisation that is inspired by Ornette Coleman and Wayne Shorter’s quartet but always has both feet firmly planted in the present. Nothing is scripted, and anything resembling composition occurs naturally and spontaneously. The trio’s first recording is due to be released in 2021.
Sarah Hughes is an alto saxophonist, composer, and music educator from Pasadena, Md. She is a free improviser who enjoys creating within and on top of many genre frameworks including jazz, swing, blues, folk-pop, and rock. On the collegiate level, Sarah studied first with the classical saxophonist Dale Underwood at the University of Maryland. She received a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education in 2008 and taught beginning band and strings programs for Prince George’s County for five years. In 2013 Sarah left the DMV to pursue a master’s degree in jazz saxophone performance from the England Conservatory in Boston, studying with Jerry Bergonzi, Ran Blake, Anthony Coleman, and Donny McCaslin. She recorded with Anthony Coleman on his album "You", and performed with him at The Stone and Roulette in New York. She received her degree in 2015 and returned to the DMV in 2016. Since graduating, Sarah toured Sweden as part of their first annual Women in Jazz Festival and shared the bill, opening for great free improvisers such as Joe Morris, Nicole Mitchell, Fay Victor, William Parker, Hamid Drake, and Ken Vandermark....