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May 26 Wed
5:00pm
Free

Have Cello, Will Travel: Unconventional Paths of a 21st Century String Player

Cellist Tomeka Reid
jazz, lectures-symposia
Zoom

Cellist, composer, and educator Tomeka Reid will discuss her composition and artistic practice.

Described as a “New Jazz Power Source” by the New York Times, cellist and composer Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Her distinctive melodic sensibility, always rooted in a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years.

This lecture is part of the Tomeka Reid Residency, initiated by Distinguished Professor James Newton.

Register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

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ACCESSIBILITY

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.

Acknowledgment

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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1:00pm
Free
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Zoom
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12:00pm
Free
classical
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Online
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3:00pm
Free
lectures-symposia, world-music
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Zoom
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1:00pm
Free
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Zoom
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3:00pm
Free
classical
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Online