“The band draw[s] a through-line from ’60s free-jazz to our current despair, with urgent improvisation that unfolds like a fire flower of rebellion.” —National Public Radio
Featuring Philly’s electrifying poet Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa), the free-jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements has forged a presence fired by deep-dive improvisation and searing poetic narratives of Black trauma, survival, and power. The message is the music, wild and tightly woven.
Working in profound communion, the quintet (saxophonist Keir Neuringer, bassist Luke Stewart, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, and drummer Tcheser Holmes) addresses history and tradition, while insisting on a future of aesthetic and political liberation. The group formed after meeting at a 2015 rally against police brutality in Philadelphia where they were performing separately.
About Hillside Jazz (Present Tense)
Next generation jazz visionaries make their Twin Cities debuts and chart new pathways forward. They each capture the virtuosity, passion, and commitment to racial and social justice that has driven the jazz vanguard for decades. Offering the sound of tomorrow through some of the most vital voices of today in a free outdoor summer concert series on the beautiful Walker hillside.
Outdoor Performance and Event Guidelines
Mask wearing is recommended and politely requested. No umbrellas, lawn furniture, or pets. No smoking allowed. Handwashing and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout each event.
Tickets are no longer required for this program. You’re welcome to simply show up.
There will be two accessible seating spaces on level grassy areas on the hillside—one at the bottom of the hill and one halfway up the hill. These spaces are next to a paved path and will have chairs for people who need them. Staff members stationed around the hillside will be able to assist with accessible seating.
To request accommodations for this program or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.