April 2 –
Ran’s rescheduled Regattabar show in Boston/Cambridge is
this Wednesday, April 2
. To commemorate the recent reissue of Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano
on CD, Ran will perform the repertoire from the 1965 album, interspersed with a number of other compositions. Percussionist Jon Hazilla will join Ran on a few songs to celebrate the release of their recent duo album, Kaleidoscope
. You can download the full program here
. For more information and to reserve a ticket, visit the Regattabar’s website
.April 13 –
Ran will appear and perform at events celebrating the life and music of pianist Jaki Byard at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, April 13
. At 3 p.m.
, Ran — who in 1982 recorded Improvisations
, an album of piano duets with Byard — will be a panelist at a symposium on Byard (along with Ken Schaphorst). Then Ran will perform a song solo at an 8 p.m.
concert featuring The Jaki Byard Project: Yard Byard, a band of musicians (including George Schuller) who studied with Byard at the New England Conservatory. Both events are free. More information is available here