posted October 17, 2011

Jazz Musician David Liebman to Perform on Nov. 1

Acclaimed jazz artist David Liebman will perform at Hope College on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. 
 
Liebman, on saxophone, will perform with his quartet consisting of Vic Juris on guitar, Tony Marino on bass and Marko Marcinko on drums. 
 
Acclaimed jazz artist Liebman stretches the big band beyond the tradition of swing. The "New York Times" has said of him, "While others of his '60s generation have fallen off their ambition, Liebman has remained dogged about composition and trying difficult styles... he's a fighter." 
 
Over the past several decades, Liebman has often been featured with top European musicians such as Joachim Kuhn, Daniel Humair, Paolo Fresu, Jon Christensen and Bobo Stenson, and in the World View Trio with Austrian drummer Wolfgang Reisenger and French bassist Jean-Paul Celea. 
 
Liebman spent 1970 to 1974 performing with Miles Davis, and then went on to work with other artists such as Chick Corea and John Schofield. 
 
Liebman has been featured on nearly 300 recordings, of which he has been the leader and/or co-leader on nearly 100, and has recorded well over 200 original compositions. His artistic output has ranged from straight-ahead classic jazz to chamber music; from fusion to avant garde. 
 
Liebman has published material on a variety of subjects, instructional DVDs and chamber music, and over the years has contributed regularly to various periodicals such as the "Saxophone Journal" and the "International Association of Jazz Educators Journal." He is the author of several books, including "Self Portrait of A Jazz Artist" and "A Chromatic Approach To Jazz Harmony And Melody." 
 
He was previously on Hope's campus in 2002 and 2007. 
 
Individual tickets for the performance are free to Hope College Faculty, Staff and Students with ID; general admission is $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for children 18 and under, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and may be called at (616) 395-7890. Public tickets are also available for purchase online at https://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing. 
 
The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.