Alvin Fielder / David Dove + Chelsea Norman + Art: Dahlgren Baker
On Saturday July 29th, minicine? welcomes free jazz musicians Alvin Fielder (Meridian, MS) and David Dove (Houston, TX) for a collaborative performance. Opening the evening will be a solo performance by singer/songwriter, Chelsea Norman (Shreveport). On the walls, “I Found the Happy Land”, a solo exhibit of collages and shadowboxes by Dahlgren Baker (Houston, TX). Edibles by GoGreenly. $5 Suggested Donation.
Alvin Fielder is a pioneering jazz drummer, percussionist, composer and educator from Meridian, MS. Fielder began playing drums in the late 1940’s when a good friend shared a recording of the legendary Max Roach. His public career has spanned from the 1950’s to present and he has performed with many greats.
David Dove, a trombone player, composer, improviser, and educator, has given performances and workshops across North America and internationally. As Founding Director of Nameless Sound (a non-profit organization in Houston, Texas), he also curates/presents a concert series of international contemporary creative music, and has developed an approach, philosophy and practice of creative music education based on creativity and improvisation.
Chelsea Norman is a classically trained pianist based out of Shreveport, Louisiana. Her immersive performance is rich in harmonies built live via loops, accompanied by dreamy textures, Rhodes, and synths vibes. Chelsea has been away from music for a few years while starting a family, and this performance represents a much awaited and welcome return.
Dahlgren Baker is a visual artist based in Houston, TX. : “I Found the Happy Land” is an exhibit of collages and shadow boxes. Baker is a recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis. Known to pick up just about anything she finds on the side of a street to use for an art project, Dahlgren has been experimenting with mixed media ever since her grandmother gave her a book on Joseph Cornell when she was a young girl.