at the WAH Center
Saturday January 22, 8 P.M.
The WAH Center is sponsoring the DOJO
BAND in a concert of music written especially for this event
by members of the ensemble. This concert will include its founder,
Joseph Jarman on reeds, director Chris Chalfant on piano and
vocals, Jessica Jones on reeds and Tony Jones on reeds.
Jarman conceived of this group several years ago, as an outlet for the many musicians who belonged to Jarman's Jikishinkan Dojo and Brooklyn Buddhist Association. They believed that the commonality of spiritual philosophy would foster an organic growth of creative music making. Thus the DOJO BAND was born in 1998. The group expands musically based on what each member brings to it thorough their compositions and improvisations. Their diverse background allows for a wide range of musical exploration and their sense of commitment and beauty creates a lyrical, unified and dynamic sound.