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Guest Recital: JJ Kaufmann/Jon Ailabouni, Jazz Piano/Trumpet

  • Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Orchestra Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

James J. Kaufmann, piano, and Luther professor Jon Ailabouni, trumpet, will present a recital on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. in LutherJames J. Kaufmann College's orchestra room in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Kaufmann and Ailabouni have a vision of a musical experience of intimacy, honesty, and spontaneity, and have thoughtfully prepared a jazz recital striving to fulfill this vision. They have chosen Luther College's Orchestra Room to share their unamplified sounds, favoring its "whisper-me-a-musical-secret" acoustic. 

Jon AilabouniThe format of the evening is not a "program" in the traditional sense; the duo has meticulously prepared a larger set of tunes than they will have time to play and will access them as the evening's moments beckon.  The vehicles--jazz, popular, spiritual, and original melodies ranging from standard to obscure--have been flight-tested via exploration of tempos, keys, meters and modes of interaction.  Welcome; let your ears be your wings as you join the journey.


Questions? Contact John Strauss, 563-387-1210