Saxophonist Paul Klemperer, a prominent figure in the Austin, TX music scene, will be presenting a concert in the Nelson Town Hall on Saturday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m.
Born in Boston, Paul discovered jazz at an early age, sneaking into smokey clubs by age 13. He studied with jazz legends Archie Shepp, Max Roach and Ray Copeland before moving to Austin in 1982. There he has worked with many great artists in the blues, roots and jazz traditions, such as Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Doyle Bramhall, Malford Milligan, Seth Walker, Nick Curran, and members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
The World Jazz Project is a result of Paul’s collaborations with musicians from Latin America, Africa, India, Eastern Europe and other regions of our global culture. Using jazz as the filter, Paul and friends explore the exciting rhythms and melodies from these diverse traditions to discover new musical possibilities. For this concert Paul is joined by pianist Eugene Uman, who has taught and performed extensively in the US and Latin America, as a soloist, and in collaboration with some of the top names in jazz. In addition to an impressive performance resume, Eugene is the director of the Vermont Jazz Center.
Both Klemperer and Uman also have dozens of original tunes to their credit. Paul & Eugene will create an exciting musical dialogue in World Jazz, supported by Steve Cady on bass and George Robinson on drums.
There is a suggested donation of $10 for the concert.
This concert is being produced by Gordon Peery.