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Joelle Leandre &
India Cooke

October 8, 2004
Doors @ 7:30 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM
$10-15 Sliding Donation

Joelle Leandre

India Cooke


The Jazz House is located at 3192 Adeline Street in Berkeley, a half block southwest of the Ashby BART.  (Please note there is an incorrect Adeline Street in Oakland.)

The Jazz House is a small, non-descript warehouse located next to the police station where Martin Luther King and Adeline Street meet.  A blue light and a peculiar "Ant" sign reside above the entrance.

About Joelle Leandre:
French double bass player, improviser and composer Joelle Leandre is one of the dominant figures of the new European music.
Trained in orchestral as well as contemporary music, she has played with ITINERAIRE, 2E 2M and Pierre Boulez's ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN.

Joelle Leandre has also worked with Merce Cunningham and with John Cage, who has composed especially for her - as have Scelsi, Fenelon, Jolas and Clementi. 

As well as working in contemporary music, Leandre has played with some of the great names in jazz and improvisation, such as Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, Georges Lewis, Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer, Steve Lacy, Fred Frith and John Zorn. She has written extensively for dance and theatre, and has staged a number of multidisciplinary performances.

Her reputation is international, and her work as a composer and a performer, both in solo recitals and as part of ensembles, has put her under the lights of the most prestigious stages of Europe, the Americas and Asia.  Joelle Leandre also has more than seventy recordings to her credit.

About India Cooke:
India Cooke, violinist, composer and educator, plays a wide range of music - from classical to jazz. India has performed in San Francisco Bay Area symphony and opera orchestras, chamber ensembles, and Broadway shows.

As one of California's most respected contract artists, she has performed as featured soloist with Joe Williams and the Louie Bellson Orchestra, and has played with Sarah Vaughn, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and many others.

Her continuing jazz and improvisation experiences include performances with Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, Cecil Tayor, Pauline Oliveros and many others.

As an educator, Ms. Cooke was an Artist-in Residence at the San Francisco School of the Arts, and currently teaches at the San Francisco Community Music Center, Mills College, Santa Clara Children's Shelter and at her private studio. She has conducted lecture/performances in Bay Area public schools, colleges, and other educational programs.

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