RSMI Program for Jazz
Billy Childs, piano and composer
Rufus Reid, double bass and composer
Program to include world premieres of the winning pieces from the Bridges competition and works by the three RSMI Jazz program directors
Sam Blakeslee: Slow Growth/New Growth
Zachary Bornheimer: Haunted Lullaby of the Forgotten
Gene Knific: Septet
Billy Childs: Into the Light
Nathan Davis: Matryoshka Blues
Rufus Reid: Beguiled
Free post-concert event celebrating the winning composers and RSMI Jazz program directors.
The Ravinia Family is deeply saddened by the passing of saxophonist and composer Nathan Davis, an invaluable faculty member of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute Program for Jazz from its creation, and a co-director of the program since last year. Ravinia will honor Davis with the premiere performance of his original work Matryoshka Blues played in tribute to him by cellist Mischa Quint and pianist Theresa Bogard.